Community Give Back Scheme

Asgard Community Investment

Asgard and sister company Flexiform, have been based in Bradford for over 30 years. We believe it is important to give back, helping the area in any way we can, which is why we’ve introduced our Community Give Back scheme. Not only do we employ a local workforce and source materials from local/ British suppliers wherever possible, we invest in the local area by donating surplus goods or ex-stock to charitable organisations and local good causes. Below is a small selection;

Apprentice Learning hands on

On-Site Learning

We currently offer an apprenticeship programme in collaboration with KIT’s College in Brighouse with capacity for up to 4 students. With some of our staff members being with us for over 30 years, we believe this experience is invaluable for future generations and passes on our combined knowledge.

“This is a really good opportunity for me, I am really enjoying my time here, every day I learn something new and have been made to feel very accepted within the Flexiform team – getting hands on experience is such a different experience to just reading about it.” - Kerrigan Mitchell, former Maintenance Apprentice

Kirkwood Hospice, Sunshine & Serenity Shed Donation

Kirkwood Hospice, Sunshine & Serenity
Item Donated: Centurion

"Kirkwood Hospice are delighted and extremely grateful that Flexiform have nominated Kirkwood Hospice as their chosen charity. We very much look forward to working together in the future. All support will go towards vital patient care at the Hospice and will truly make a great difference to local people living with a life limiting illness" – Kate Leadbeater, Partnership Development Manager

39th Parkwood (H.S.W) Scout Group Asgard Donation

39th Parkwood (H.S.W) Scout Group
Item Donated: Centurion

“… Thank you for your kind donation of a Centurion shed, it looks great and will protect all our camping equipment, it will be safe now from potential thieves and also our Great British weather.” – Group Scout Leader Paul Couchman.

School Factory Visits

Local Schools
Factory Visits & Experiences

Asgard are a local firm and have been for many years, it is important to reinvest in the local area, not just money, but with time and expertise. This month Asgard secure steel storage offered local school children a glimpse of what it is like in a real manufacturing plant. Students from Laisterdyke Business & Enterprise College spent the day touring the huge Asgard manufacturing site, giving its students a taste of the world of work two years ahead of when most other young people normally encounter work experience.

180 year 8 students are taking part in a series of 'Industry Days' visits to employers around Bradford to discover what they are about. Employers include high profile names such Asgard.

Nell Bank Community Centre Asgard donation

Nell Bank Community Centre
Item Donated: Bike Locker

The main charitable focus for the business is the support of the Nell Bank Charitable Trust in Ilkley, near Bradford. Nell Bank offers day and residential outdoor education to a large number of schools and other community groups for disabled and under-privileged children across various age and ability range. Nell Bank caters for over 15,000 school children each year.

Support is given by our staff and Managing Director, Nick Hewitt, who sits on the board of Trustees for 10 years. In the past, we have donated some tables for their classrooms, and recently we have donated an Asgard Bike Shelter. This supplies a safe place for workers to store their bikes. Flexiform continue to work closely with Nell Bank.

Clough Head Junior & Infants School Gladiator donation

Clough Head Junior & Infants School
Item Donated: Centurion

“We would like to relay our appreciation and gratitude to Flexiform in Bradford for their very generous donation of a large outdoor metal shed for school. This is a fabulous resource for us. Due to the nature of our building we are restricted on storage space and in our current climate unable to purchase such expensive items. This will enable us to provide secure much-needed storage for school resources. We are always overwhelmed by the generosity of our parents and local businesses. Thank you, Andy and Flexiform (Asgard) for the support shown to our school.” – Michelle Miller, Business Support Officer

St. Curthbert’s Church & Wrose Community Garden Shed Donation

St. Curthbert’s Church & Wrose Community Garden
Item Donated: Gladiator

“A big thank you from Wrose Community Garden and St Cuthbert’s Church for the fantastic donation of the new metal shed. It was delivered on the date and time agreed and the delivery guys gave us plenty of advice on how to get the most out of it. We are overwhelmed by your generosity.” – Steven Harvey

Wheels for Wellbeing Shed Donation

Wheels for Wellbeing
Item Donated: Gladiator Cycle Store

Asgard helped out the London based, Wheels for Wellbeing charity, by supplying them with a Gladiator secure storage unit to keep some of their bicycles safe and secure at their headquarters. Whilst we were visiting the charity we learnt a great deal about some of the barriers that come between disabled people and riding bikes. Read the interview with Neil Andrews, the Campaigns & Policy Officer at Wheels for Wellbeing here.

Swan Lane Equestrian Center Asgard Shed

Swan Lane
Item Donated: School Locker

“We often have product leftover from large photoshoots or customer demonstrations. These products sadly can’t always be reused, so, when the opportunity presents itself, we donate as much as we can to local charities or businesses. Putting back into the local area is a key part of Flexiform’s Business Plan, recycling by reusing is exceptionally satisfying for us as a company” – Andy Heath, Marketing Manager

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