On Friday 1st May 2020, Smith Goodfellow turned 40. The situation with the global coronavirus pandemic meant our plans to celebrate 40 years of expertise had to change somewhat, but we’re determined to make the best of it and we’d like to invite you to join us.
For the last four decades, we have served the construction, manufacturing and industrial sectors with specialist PR and marketing. In that time we have evolved significantly, constantly expanding our knowledge, skills and offering to better meet the needs of our clients and the industry at large. We’ve weathered many storms, grown in size and creativity, and developed a strong family business with a truly unique brand. A huge thank you to our clients, suppliers and wider community for being a part of our journey – we’re excited to see what the next 40 years bring!
You can find a full birthday message from the boss here.
Below you’ll find some of the things we’re doing to celebrate – come on in and join us! You can follow along with our 40th birthday shenanigans on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn – look out for our birthday hashtag, #40YearsOfExpertise.
Over the next year, we will be carrying out 40 good deeds to support various charities, local businesses and our community. You can follow along with what we’re up to on social media and we’ll keep this page updated with our progress.
Hitting 40 years in business is a huge milestone for us, especially given the current global pandemic and the impact it’s having on small businesses like ours around the world. Because community is one of the most important things to us as a business, and a team, we want to celebrate by giving back. Over the next 12 months, we will be undertaking 40 good deeds, big and small, to support our local community, other businesses and charities close to our hearts.
We’re kicking off by walking, running, cycling and dancing 400 miles in 40 days to raise money for The Trussell Trust. This is not your usual sponsored walk/cycle/run because several members of the team are self isolating so we’re going to be getting creative and completing our miles in all sorts of ways, including exercise bikes, step machines!
We’ve chosen to raise money for The Trussell Trust for this event, because we want to support the vital service that they offer. More and more people are being forced to use food banks because they cannot afford the basics in life. Last year, food banks in the Trussell Trusts network provided 1.6 million three-day emergency food parcels to people in crisis, with over 500,000 of these going to children. This was an increase of almost 20% on the previous year. Now, as the Coronavirus pandemic develops, its likely that increasing numbers of people will need support from their local food bank. As food bank staff and volunteers work to source and distribute food to people who need support, their resources are becoming increasingly stretched as they come under additional pressure. The Trussell Trust are working closely with their network of over 1,200 food banks to work out how each food bank can be best supported in the coming months to make sure that they’re able to continue to help people in crisis in their local communities.
Anything you can give to help this worthy cause will make a difference. You can make a financial donation through Just Giving here or, if you prefer, you can make a donation of goods directly to your local food bank. If you choose to do the latter, we’d love for you to send us a picture or a message letting us know so we can celebrate your generosity. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support.
CRASH charity unites the UK construction industry’s passion, skills and resources to create vital places that care for homeless people and the children and adults who need hospice care.
Well designed and expertly built environments have a positive effect on how we all feel and behave. It is especially true for homeless people and children and adults with a life-limiting illness, and more important than ever in these challenging times. As has been the case throughout the charitable sector, all their fundraising events have been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Please consider joining us in supporting the CRASH charity #HopeAndDignity appeal by donating here. Whatever the amount, your donation will help CRASH create places that care for people, giving hope to homeless people & dignity to those in a hospice. Show the world that construction cares for vulnerable people throughout the UK.
The world has changed a lot over the last 40 years – and so have we! You can read a bit about our history and our recent rebranding journey on our blog and check out our video celebrating who we are today!
You can see more video content from the team, including snapshots of our charity work, over on our YouTube channel.