Corporate client pledges to support Brathay’s charitable activites
We are delighted to announce that one of our Professional Development (PD) clients, Metroline, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with us to establish a formal partnership for Metroline to support, and contribute, to Brathay’s charitable work.
Metroline is a dynamic and ambitious company whose principle business is the provision of bus services, under contract to London Buses. In other words they supply and operate the big red buses that run across London, including Central London and the City.
We’ve been working with them for some years, through the provision of personal development training for their executives and staff, and their engineering apprentices have long benefited from working exclusively with our PD team, in terms of leadership development. However, they now want to extend their work with us, not only in terms of staff development, but through supporting the Brathay cause and the charitable work that we do with young people.
Steve Harris, Operations Director for Metroline, and a key figure in cementing the partnership said: “We have been increasingly developing our relationship with Brathay for a while now. It has been a centre of excellence for the delivery of innovative professional and personal development since 1946. However, we want to support Brathay’s work with young people and make a real difference in their lives.”
Commenting on the signing of the agreement Metroline CEO, Jaspel Singh, said: “Brathay plays a significant role in young people’s personal and social development and they work hard to reduce anti-social behaviour and offending, whilst improving learning, employability and empowering young people in need which has a positive impact on communities. This is a positive step forward and I am delighted to sign a Memorandum of Understanding which will develop stronger links between our organisations”.
The agreement will see us become Metroline’s preferred supplier of personal development training whilst assisting them in meeting their corporate goals and social responsibility agenda. This will also involve Metroline employees getting the opportunity to become directly involved, through participation, in the work that we do.
And Mr Singh is acutely aware of the value of our work with children and young people stating: “The future greatness of our nation, and of our grandchildren, lies in the hands of the youth of today. Recognising this, Metroline is looking forward to supporting and contributing to the Brathay cause.”
Godfrey Owen, Brathay CEO, commenting on the partnership said: “This is fantastic news and will really support our community initiatives and youth work in in some of the UK’s most disadvantaged towns and cities. As a direct result of Metroline’s contribution Brathay will be able to make a huge difference to the lives of many young people.”