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Active Nominated For Pride of Reading Award 2017

We are pleased to announce that Active has been nominated for the Business in Action (Under 50 employees) Pride of Reading Award 2017! Having previously been nominated 3 out of 4 years, Active received this year's nomination as a result of its charitability in relation to a recent fence installation project for a local family in need.

After receiving a request for help from leading family support charity, Home-start, Active engaged with a local family to provide and fit a fence and gate around the edge of what was an unsafe and insecure garden. The Active team volunteered both time and materials to create a safe environment where the family could enjoy in the summer months.

Over the years Active has also been involved with a number of charity and community projects including volunteering with Reading's homeless charity, Launchpad, sponsoring sports charity, Get Berkshire Active, and donating used furniture to registered local charities.

The Pride of Reading awards is designed to celebrate exceptional courage standards and success from individuals and businesses across Reading. The awards are hosted annually by Reading's very own celebrity, Chris Tarrant, who will be announcing the winners at the awards ceremony in November.

Active Director, Adrian Powell, said:

“Once again it is amazing to be nominated (this is our 3rd nomination!) and for our business to receive some recognition for the contributions Active makes to our local society. We take our corporate social responsibility very seriously and have done so for a long time, even when the company was much smaller. We want all our staff to feel proud of the company and its efforts to improve our community and the environment in which we work and live.

I strongly believe that once a business is able to, it should contribute to the community it resides. After all, that community supports us as a business. Most of our amazing team live in Reading and many of our future talent will come from here as well."