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The Blood Bike Network - Clive's Charity Day

Sep 12, 2022 7:00:00 AM / by Marielle Jackson posted in CSR, Charity, Our Communities


Banner's Studio Manager, Clive Andrews-Lewis, made good use of his annual Charity Day by taking on a double shift for Staffordshire, Shropshire, and Cheshire Blood Bikes (SSCBB).

Starting at 7am on Thursday 1st September 2022, and covering in excess of 300 miles over the next 12 hours, Clive carried blood tests & samples, fecal matter for treatment, and even loaned blood (of rare blood types) between Queens Hospital in Burton-On-Trent, two locations in Queen Elizabeth hospital in Birmingham, Royal Worcester Hospital, George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton, and University Hospital Warwickshire. 

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Banner sponsor Sunday league football kit

Jul 22, 2022 1:37:56 PM / by Marielle Jackson posted in CSR, Our Communities


Banner are proud sponsors of F.C. Dacii, a Super Sunday league football team in Wakefield. 

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Banner and Edding UK join forces to support the Trees for Schools Initiative

May 6, 2022 8:45:00 AM / by Banner posted in CSR, Charity, Our Environment, Our Communities


Planting 200+ trees with Edding and Tree Appeal

The sun came out for us last week, 26th April 2022, at the tree planting ceremony organised by Tree Appeal and Edding UK. As Edding UK's partner, Banner got their hands dirty as part of the tree-planting team at Ryecroft Academy in Leeds.

Four members of the Banner team - Alex Clayton, Kirk Townsend, Alex Milano-Tee and Natasha Barker - joined colleagues from Edding, as well as a big group of pupils from Ryecroft Academy, and got stuck in to planting over 200 trees of different varieties - helping us and them learn more about sustainability and the environment.

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Banner's 5-a-side football tournament for NSPCC

Mar 28, 2022 7:30:00 AM / by Marielle Jackson posted in CSR, Our Communities


Banner joins local companies to raise money for the NSPCC in a 5-a-side football tournament. 

On 10th March 2022, members from Banner's sales and marketing teams joined forces with Business Fives, a corporate charity events company, to raise money for the NSPCC through a 5-a-side football tournament at Bradford Goals, Bradford, competing against other local companies. 

As a team with rolling substitutes, Banner's All Stars played 8 games and made it all the way through to the semi-final, before unfortunately losing and being knocked out of the tournament.

Our team included Alex Clayton, Callum Hirst, Jordan Eli, Muhammed Esmail, Michael Kehoe, Richard Hallas & Ryan Sewell - who all gave it their best, despite picking up numerous injuries between them, and most of the players not having touched a football in some time! 

"It was a good laugh, for a great cause, and we all enjoyed being out and meeting others from local businesses" - Alex Clayton.  

Banner employees came together to raise a wonderful £325, which was subsequently matched by Banner; raising a total of £650 for the NSPCC.

Banner's All Stars are resting and recuperating now, and looking ahead to the summer, where we'll be getting involved in another similar event! 

Keep an eye out for Banner's All Stars making a comeback in Summer 2022!

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We’re helping shoes find new feet this year!

Apr 29, 2021 9:53:14 AM / by Banner posted in CSR, Charity, Education, Collaboration, Our Communities


Banner is delighted to be Supporting Sals Shoes Charity Toe to Toe school campaign 2021

Since 2016, Sal’s Shoes has distributed over 2,000,000 pairs of pre-loved children’s shoes in 46 countries around the world, including within the UK, to support families who would otherwise be unable to afford them.

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Spreading some Happiness in Lockdown

Apr 15, 2021 9:53:23 AM / by Banner posted in CSR, Employee Wellbeing, Our Communities


Helping local communities and supporting charities across the UK has been an important part of lockdown life for the Banner team.

Whilst sticking to the current government guidelines, our Banner team members have been working hard to help charities and support their local communities, as much as possible.  In this blog, we share, celebrate and congratulate them on their achievements.

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Helping our Communities through 2020

Jul 3, 2020 1:00:00 PM / by Victoria Whiteley, Digital Marketing Apprentice posted in Interviews, Charity, Our People, Collaboration, Our Communities


We’d like to shine a light on our Banner teams and colleagues who have been busy helping their communities through the unprecedented time in 2020.

Not only have they been adjusting to the new norm, but they have been going above and beyond to help family, friends and their wider communities up and down the country.

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Making a positive impact on Welsh Schools and Community Groups

Jan 10, 2020 9:30:27 AM / by Andy Thorp posted in CSR, Our People, Our Communities


Banner sponsored the third DVLA Code Challenge competition recently.  The event enables pupils to develop their problem solving, communication and teamwork skills; as well as improving their knowledge of computer programming in a fun and innovative way. 

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Supporting the Food Bank in Milton Keynes

Jan 8, 2020 10:00:00 AM / by Andy Thorp posted in CSR, Our People, Our Communities

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It's been reported that more people than ever are turning to food banks.  Simon Eady, Business Manager at Banner, spent a charity day helping at the Milton Keynes food bank and knows all too well of the vital support it provides to the community. 

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