Community Give Back Scheme


Asgard Community Investment

Asgard and its sister company Flexiform, have been based in Yorkshire for over 50 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, but we also invest in the local area by donating surplus goods or ex-stock to charitable organisations and local good causes.

Register your organisation for the chance of a donation.

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

Rothwell Primary School Vangard Shed

Rothwell Primary School
Item Donated: Vangard

Asgard Secure Steel Storage donates ex-showroom Vangard outdoor shed to Rothwell Primary School. The shed was Installed in their playground, providing the school with much needed; safe, easily accessible, child-friendly storage for toys and play equipment.

“We are overjoyed with our new metal Asgard storage. It’s just perfect for our children to access their play equipment. The hooks provided are perfect for hoola hoops too! It’s the perfect size for our small children to access everything. Speedy delivery and erection at a time to suit us when the children are in class. Huge thanks.” – Rothwell Primary School

“It’s great to supply secure outdoor storage to a local school, helping the children make the most of their breaks with easy access to sports equipment and toys. By donating the shed, it offers a new lease of life, otherwise, the shed would have been recycled” - Helen, Customer Services Manager

East Beirley Primary School Storage

East Beirley Primary School
Item Donated: Gladiator 7ft x 7ft

Flexiform and sister company Asgard have continued to work with local East Bierley Primary School, this time donating an Asgard Gladiator 7ft x 7ft school storage shed. The shed offers ample space and secure storage, and it will help with the upcoming refurbishment of their playground saving the school over £2200!

“Many thanks to Asgard and the Asgard installation team for their kind donation of a playground storage shed. The new shed has pride of place in our playground and is the perfect fit for our forthcoming playground revamp.  

The new Asgard shed is certainly much more secure, and better looking than our old shed, with neat double door access not impacting on our playground space. The installation team, were friendly and efficient and made a great job of building the shed, installing the internals and tidying up afterwards. Thanks once again.” - Mrs Lysa Hammond, Head Teacher

colne valley high school storage

Colne Valley High School
Item Donated: Gladiator 7ft x 11ft

Asgard is committed to supporting local schools by donating storage sheds, with Colne Valley High School receiving a Gladiator 7ft x 11ft school shed. As the school wanted to place the shed in the middle of the sports field, which would help maximise sports time by bringing key equipment to an easy-to-access location, they needed a strong and secure shed to protect items even when there was no one around - the Gladiator school shed fitted the bill having Secured by Design (Police) approved status, Loss Prevention Certification Board level 1 certification and UK Locksmith approval.  

Last term we had a break-in and 20 mountain bikes that we have for PE lessons got stolen. We have just had them all replaced but are worried about them being pinched again.  We are now confident our bikes and equipment will be safe from theft in our new Asgard shed. - Claire, Colne Valley High School

Dixon Trinity Academy, Item Donated: Office Furniture 

Students of Dixons Trinity Academy in Bradford were delighted when the team at Asgard donated top quality wooden crates for use in one of their design technology projects. Teacher Phil Wickham had set his students the task of making some versatile stools, which can also double up as small tables. 

“Usually when students take on projects like this they have to use whatever wood they can get their hands on whether it is bought in or donated by a local business. This is because the costs can soon build up when you need wood for an entire class. When Asgard donated the pallets to the school, both teachers and students were pleased to see that the wood was of much better quality than they were used to.”

Childrens toy donation

The Salvation Army
Item Donated: Children's Toys

The staff at Flexiform & Asgard have got into the Christmas spirit this year, by donating toys for The Salvation Army’s Christmas Toy Drive.  The Christmas Toy Drive provides much needed Christmas cheer by supplying presents for underprivileged children age 0 – 15 years.  Staff from our Head Office and sales Hub in Livingston came together to donate over 50 toys suitable for all ages, including; colouring books, sticker books, toy trains, jigsaws, toy cars, body sprays, books, dolls, meccano and much more! 

“We’re really proud of how the Flexiform team responded to the toy drive, Christmas is about the spirit of giving, and the team really came through. We all know how the Cost of Living Crisis is adding extra pressure to parents, so these presents will go a long way in making a child’s Christmas special” – The Flexiform Social Team

Macmillan brave the shave

MacMillan's Brave the Shave

Flexiform recently held two events simultaneously to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support; Macmillan’s ‘Brave the Shave’ and a Coffee Morning! Liam (Production Engineer), Ray (Head of Deliveries), Kevin (Production Leader), Pete (Installation) and Richard (Planning Manager) all volunteered for MacMillan’s “Brave the Shave”. 

Helen, (Asgard Customer Services Manager) and Jane (a professional Hairdresser) took the clippers to the volunteers. Whilst these guys “braved the shave”, the rest of us watched in awe as clippers flew through the air and hair flew to the floor.  Fortunately, this didn’t put the rest of us off enjoying the homemade cakes and treats that other staff had made for the event. The total raised for Macmillan Cancer Support was an incredible £1700, an amazing effort by all involved. 

Walking 100 miles in October - Cancer Research

Cancer Research UK

A group of Flexiform & Asgard Staff grabbed their raincoats and walking boots to participate in Cancer Research’s Walk 100 Miles in October challenge (2022)! Liz, Mick, Helen, Andy, Basil, Sarah, Dan & Kate managed to trek over 1100 miles as a team, through wild wind and rain, exploring local landmarks (and Dubrovnik while on holiday!). Altogether we managed to raise a huge £1277 – and the team couldn’t be happier! 

“The walking team rallied around to support and encourage each other through October’s erratic weather, pushing our normal walking habits further with two members racking well over 200 miles each. It’s been great for community spirit, health – and of course, raising money for a great cause, everyone’s been very generous.” – Andy Heath

School bike storage shed donation

The Brownlee Foundation/ Dixons Academy
Item Donated: Gladiator Bike Shed

“The Brownlee Foundation is local to Asgard, and we have dealt with Alistair before, and he was such a nice guy, how could we say no!  Timing is everything and on the day he called we had just completed a photoshoot for our Bike Shed x 12… and Alistair was looking for a donation to hold multiple bikes plus for a local school… and there you have it, fate”  – Andy, Asgard & Flexiform

Staff donate time to create support packages

Fresh Start
Time Donated to Support Operations

Steven Bow, Jemma Ryan and Michael Wilson-Gray from the Flexiform Scotland Hub joined Mitie at “Fresh Start” in Edinburgh. This excellent charity provides essential goods for homeless people recently securing accommodation. Michael and Steven helped to create bedding packs, and Jemma worked on Christmas hampers including; pasta, cereal, and some chocolate. They all also worked on portioning pasta and rice for the next batch of hampers to be made. 

“It was great to join Mitie at Fresh Start, it was a humbling, rewarding, and inspirational experience and we’d love to join in at future events” – Steven Bow, Flexiform Sales Director


Staff volunteering for SMAH charity

SAMH & Edinburgh Marathon
Time Donated to Support Operations

“We’re really proud of both Michael and Kirsten taking time to support important charities in Scotland, volunteers make a huge difference in helping SAMH make the most out of fundraising events, especially the prestigious Edinburgh Marathon!” – Steven Bow, Northern Sales Director



Social Value in Professional Services to the Community

2015-March 2024

Social Value in
Community Fundraising

2018-March 2024


Social Value in Furniture & Materials Donations

2017-March 2024

*In association with sister company Flexiform Business Furniture

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