17/05/2012 - Future Enterprise 1st Charity Ball major success

Thomas Vale’s largest single event ever, the ‘Future Enterprise Hollywood Charity Ball’, has helped raise £12,000 for three regionally-based charities.

The event, which was held on Friday 11th May at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham saw industry professionals from 56 different public and private sector businesses from across the Midlands, come together to raise funds for Worcestershire-based Acorns Children’s Hospice, Wyre Forest-based The Emily Jordan Foundation and Birmingham’s Forward 4 Work.

The ball was organised by the Future Enterprise Board (FEB) at Thomas Vale, a junior board which is made up of 12 self-nominated youngsters from across the business. With the event itself, becoming a primary talking point for the wider construction industry.

Sasha Cotterill, Chair of the Events Board noted: “We wanted to host an event, which was small enough to be personal, but large enough to make a differential impact. The Midlands construction industry is, as we see it, one big ‘family’ – every single company and guest in that room was passionate about being able to make a difference to those who are less fortunate than ourselves.

“We had some of the regions most respected companies in the room on the evening – we are so proud of what we have all been able to achieve and humbled by the huge amount of support which has been shown.”

One of the highlights of the evening saw two companies go head to head to face Thomas Vale Teams at a game of paintballing. PGC Contractors, the highest bidder at £2000 – said “If everyone in our selected team turns up – we will double our original bid of £1000.”

Tony Hyde, Group Managing Director added: “The Future Enterprise Board should feel justifiably proud of what they achieved on the evening. Raising £12,000 is absolutely outstanding. It just goes to show how much local companies really care about local services which probably all do not realise the full impact of until we know someone or our own family, comes to rely upon them.”

Companies who attended the evening include:
Acivico (Birmingham City Council), Sandwell MBC, Orbit Housing, Dodd Group, PGC Contractors, Baynham Meikle Partnership, Chetwood Associates, Architype, Aristocraft Kitchens, Ark Housing Consultancy, Bromford Housing group, Camargue, Carillion, CG Reynolds, City & Interiors, Corstorphone & Wright, Denco Thermal, EC Harris, Emcor, Excel, Feasibility Ltd, Fire Management Ltd, FP McCann, Hauranton, Hoare Lea & Partners, IAA Properties, IM Properties, Ice Blue, Image Plus, Kingspan, Local Run Decorating, Lockett & Co, Marshalls plc, MPS, Newey & Eyre, Price Pearson, Rider Levett Bucknall, Rooftop Housing Group, Sandwell Leisure Trust, Sheffield Insulation Group, Trebor Developments, Trinity, Tweedale, University of Wolverhampton, Waterloo Housing Group, Wavin UK and West Mercia Housing Group