Pictured: Sir Michael Bibby with Bibby Line Group employees Sam Dasari, Kiren Konetti, Robbi Moore, April Fitzgerald-Hudson, Mike Day, Michaela Wright, Leon Massey, Amy Pugsley
Employees of Liverpool-headquartered Bibby Line Group (BLG) are celebrating the news that they have raised a staggering £10m for charity, since the launch of the company’s Giving Something Back initiative just over 10 years ago.
The milestone figure was revealed at the business’ annual charity awards ceremony, held at Liverpool’s Hard Days Night Hotel, which celebrates the achievements of BLG employees in supporting good causes.
Launched in 2007, the Giving Something Back (GSB) programme encourages employees to raise money for charities of their own choosing, through fundraising events, payroll giving, volunteering and co-ordinating special challenges. Bibby Line Group then matches the amount they have raised, pound for pound.
Since the programme began, employees have helped build a school in Tanzania, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, walked The Great Wall of China, and taken on numerous other local challenges and initiatives, to raise money for their chosen causes. More than 1,000 charities have been supported through the programme so far.
Bibby Line Group non-executive director, Sir Michael Bibby, who established the programme during his time as managing director, received a special award at the ceremony in honour of his contributions over the last 10 years.
He said: “When we set the programme up in our bi-centenary year, we wanted to do the right thing and support the communities we work in. Since 2007 the company and our colleagues have helped hundreds and thousands of people up and down the country.
“The passion that our colleagues have for supporting their local charities is amazing, I hope we have made a small contribution, by helping, encouraging and motivating them, to achieve this remarkable result through setting up the programme.”