BDL Fire Protection Corporate Social Responsbility

Our Values & Commitment

At BDL Fire Protection Ltd, our commitment to providing a quality and competent service in order to ensure that every project we work on is 100% compliant and safe for service users, staff and the general public is absolutely paramount. By using the best quality products, we are confident that our provision is invaluable.

We recognise that our input and services contribute to the bigger picture and so we ensure that we exceed our legal, moral and corporate obligations to our staff, customers, suppliers and community.

As well as the standard policies that we implement, BDL Fire Protection Ltd believe in maintaining a strong set of values which define the culture of our business.

Our values include:

Openness & Honesty

Encouraging a mutual understanding and respect for all views, interests and needs. A fundamental component to our communication and leadership skills ensuring all voices are heard and valued.

Commitment

Always desiring to go above and beyond for our clients in order to provide a first-class service and exceed expectations.

Accountability

Setting and holding our people to a common expectation by clearly defining our mission, values and goals. By encouraging accountability, we aim to effectively teach all our employees to value their work and increase their skills and confidence.

Integrity

Demonstrating moral and ethical principles to do the right thing. By encouraging freedom of speech, fair treatment and truthfulness, BDL are able to build affirmative relationships.

Our values underpin our commitment and passion towards delivering a first- class standard service to our employees, customers, suppliers and end users.

The policies that contribute to our CSR are:

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Ben Leatherbarrow

Director

If you hire people just because they can do a job, they will work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they will work for you with blood, sweat and tears

Simon Sinek, USA Motivational Speaker.

Community Commitment

At BDL Fire Protection Ltd we are committed to contributing and supporting our community.

Over the past 12 months, we have done this by hiring local apprentices, becoming a local drop off point for the Widnes Foodbank, donating toys to the Stanlaw Business Centre Christmas Toy Appeal and supporting the MND charity.

Whilst this is only the beginning of our commitment to supporting community projects, we are excited and driven to work with more local businesses and support essential charities wherever we can in the future.

Community Commitment

Apprentices

At BDL, we strongly agree that Apprenticeships are a great way to help the young people of our community learn a new skillset, whilst studying the theory at college alongside gaining a hands-on experience on site. Apprenticeships are a great way to invest in the future and we are proud to be able to assist in offering this opportunity within our society.

We also understand the pressures that young people face when deciding what their next step will be after they have left school. Apprenticeships are a fantastic alternative to continuing education in the classroom and offers learners with a more practical insight.

Apprenticeships offer a structured training program in a variety of fields to assist school leavers gain invaluable skills in their chosen industry. Securing employment earlier means that there is lots more potential for them to progress in their career swiftly. they will also earn a salary from the start with room for increase throughout their journey.

BDL Apprentices

One of our Apprentices, Joshua Nuttall said :

My job role is an Apprentice Fire Door Joiner. I chose to do an Apprenticeship because I am learning a trade on site whilst also getting paid. If I were to do the course alone in college, I would not be paid or receive the practical training. I study at Riverside College in Widnes who are supporting me throughout my apprenticeship. They come out to site to assess me and assist in the classroom.

The support from BDL is great, they put me with other joiners who have got a wealth of experience and they helped set me up with basic tools when I joined. Balancing my college studies with work is hard at times as I just want everything to be hands on however, the written elements in the classroom are just as important as the practical side. I would say apprenticeships are a better path than University or College for me as I was not very academic, and I learn better by getting involved and learning practically.

I believe apprenticeships are a great way forward for anyone and with such a variety of industries now offering them, there is something to suit everyone.

BDL Apprentices

Widnes Foodbank

Here at BDL, we wanted to be involved in something that helps give back to our community. Given the current situation surrounding Covid-19 and with so many people finding themselves out of work and with less income, we knew that foodbanks need our help now more than ever.

We are proud and privileged to be able to become a local drop off point for the Widnes Foodbank. By being a drop off point, we are helping to spread the word and generate more food and items that the foodbank desperately needs to continue their amazing work in supporting the local people of Widnes.

The Widnes foodbank is part of The Trussell Trust’s network of 428 foodbanks, working to combat food poverty and hunger in our local communities, as well as across the UK.

The Foodbank Network was founded in 2004 after four years of developing the original foodbank based in Salisbury. Since then, The Trussell Trust has helped communities work together to launch foodbanks nationwide in a wide range of towns and cities.

In 2019/20, The Trussell Trust’s Foodbank Network provided 1,900,122 three-day emergency food supplies and support to UK people in crisis. Of these, 720,504 went to children.

As a network, they want to see more people helped out of crisis and fewer people needing foodbanks in the future. That’s why The Trussell Trust and local foodbanks are working together to develop new ways to help people out of crisis through programmes like More Than Food.

Widnes Foodbank

Supporting MND Charity

MND, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), occurs when specialist nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord called motor neurones stop working properly. This is known as neurodegeneration. Motor neurones control important muscle activity, such as: gripping. Walking, Speaking and Swallowing.

As the condition progresses, people with MND will find some if not all of these activities difficult before they eventually become impossible.

BDL Fire Protection Ltd are proud to support MND research as this is something so close to two of our employee’s hearts. BDL Site Manager Andy & his Fire Stopper Brother Jordan set up the fundraiser as their grandad passed away recently after battling the illness.

Supporting MND Charity

Andy & Jordan are planning to tackle a number of fundraising activities in order to raise awareness and get the community involved in helping build their profile to secure help and more support for those suffering with MND.

MND is something that is close to our hearts and with what is going on now with Rob Burrow's case and we play rugby ourselves" said Jordon, 22, who formerly played at Haresfinch. “We are going to be doing the Three Peaks Challenge and we are also selling jumpers and tops and all the money is going to the charity. When our granddad got diagnosed, he said he'd like to watch us play again and he came down to watch both of us.

Stephen also left behind wife Janet and children Phil, dad of Jordon and Andrew; Colin; Kevin and Catherine Cooil.

Andy & Jordan have started their fundraising on social media, starting up an Instagram, Facebook and Twitter account in order to attract as much interest as possible. In the first week their Instagram already had over 300 followers which is a huge step in the right direction for the lads.

Jordan said, "I didn't think it would be going so big, we have sold 30 to 35 t-shirts & hoodies within the first few days”. The word has been spread far and wide, the pair even got recognised in Australia which is mind blowing!

"I have just been blown away and it means a lot, especially with the rugby lads, it shows what the rugby community is like." Said Jordan.

Supporting MND Charity

Stanlaw Abbey Business Centre Christmas Toy Appeal

Stanlaw Abbey organise an annual Christmas Toy Appeal to support vulnerable and low-income children within Ellesmere Port. Working with Family intervention workers, social workers, schools, woman’s refuges, food banks and drop-in centres, their appeal is provided with a list of families who need help to ensure that their children receive a gift at Christmas.

In 2020, the appeal generated over 7,000 gifts for children who otherwise wouldn’t have received anything.

BDL Fire Protection Ltd managed to donate over £200 worth of brand-new toys to the charity and we are humbled and privileged to be able to assist in such a positive project which brings so much happiness to vulnerable and disadvantaged families.

We as a company look forward to working with the Stanlaw Abbey Business centre Christmas Toy Appeal on a yearly basis with the aim to help them grow bigger and better each year.

Stanlaw Abbey Business Centre Christmas Toy Appeal