Greater Manchester IT provider Central has undertaken a variety of activities to mark its 30th anniversary, ranging from a complete rebrand and new website to fund-raising for local charities.
Examples of the latter include a fun run, which raised £711 for Springhill Hospice,
a partnership with Horton Housing to give residents free Wi-Fi access during the pandemic and a donation of 30 bags of shopping to Rochdale Boroughwide Housing.
The Central team has now taken up the Springhill £30 Corporate Challenge to see how much they can grow a £30 cash loan from the Hospice over the next three months, with plans for further fundraisers over the remainder of the year.
Central co-owner Jo Berry said: “We’re so proud of how far we’ve come over the last 30 years. It’s been an incredible journey and we pride ourselves on the reputation we’ve built up within the sector. It’s a very competitive industry, and some of our customers have been with us for over 20 years, which shows the emphasis we put on nurturing long-term, genuine relationships.”
He added: “We genuinely care about making a difference. Providing services to those operating in the not-for-profit sector is really important to us, and that’s why charity work is forming part of our 30th birthday celebrations.”