Aptus In The Community

Looking after our workforce and customers is paramount. This extends to the environment and communities where we operate and that often means going above and beyond the work we are contracted to do to have a positive impact.

Our Commitment

Working with developers in the heart of busy neighbourhoods, whether on a new housing development or being involved in urban regeneration, we are committed to getting involved in activities where we can make a difference. This takes shape in a number of ways, from holding bake-off competitions and poker nights to raise funds for charity, to our donate-a-day scheme and initiatives like our school road safety campaign. You can read about some of our activities below.

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Poppy Appeal

Aptus actively supports the Royal British Legion’s annual Poppy Appeal and proudly counts several ex-servicemen among our team members. We support the charity’s vital work annually through the purchase of poppies, and by decking out our fleet of more than 150 vehicles with giant poppies.

In 2020 we fundraised by entering a team into RBL’s virtual ‘My Poppy Run’. A team of six, along with Managing Director Lisa Kerford, ran or walked nearly 450km in three weeks, raising £2,660 to help fund RBL’s work supporting serving members, veterans, and families of the Armed Forces community.

To mark the RBL’s Centenary Year, CAD Manager Neil Bould completed a 50km sponsored bike ride around Oldham’s war memorials, helping to raise over £1K, which included Aptus sponsorship, for the Poppy Appeal.

Neil, who uses his annual Aptus donate-a-day to organise the appeal and fundraise – and his team of volunteers were recognised from among more than 3000 branches of the RBL, receiving an award for collecting the highest charity funds per member in 2023.

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Road Safety Campaign

Every year Aptus contacts schools to raise awareness of road safety among students and to donate hi-visibility tops to keep them safe. During the Covid-19 pandemic we turned our demonstration into a virtual presentation so we could continue to spread the message.

We launched our School Road Safety Campaign in 2014 after noticing the communities of Greater Manchester and Lancashire grow busier with traffic. Our campaign now reaches primary schools across the whole of the North and Midlands and we have delivered more than 4,000 hi-vis tops to schoolchildren, from nursery school age up to 11-year-olds.

The tops bear the slogan: ‘Bright Sparks Get Seen In The Dark’ which aims to encourage children to be smart and wear their hi-vis when walking to and from school to make them stand out. Our presentation alerts children to potential hazards to look out for when crossing the road, particularly around building sites and busy areas like shops and schools. We also remind them of the Green Cross Code which can help them to cross the road safely.

Orphanage Cup Football Tournament

Aptus sponsored a football team to take part in the Orphanage Cup – a Lancashire based football tournament which raises funds for Child Action Northwest (CANW).

This is the second year Aptus has entered a team into the annual 11-a-side contest. The historic competition is organised annually by CANW in collaboration with the Lancashire Football Association to benefit the charity, with more than 30 businesses across the region getting involved.

The Orphanage Cup launched in 1932 and has raised more than £100,000 for CANW, which started life at Blackburn Orphanage. The charity supports more than 10,000 children, young people and vulnerable adults every year.

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