Community Investor RH Amar officially presented the donation that would take them across the £2m mark to Heart of Bucks – which RH Amar has supported for over 15 years. The special presentation was made to Henry Allmand, CEO, Heart of Bucks, at RH Amar’s HQ on the Cressex Estate with RH Amar colleagues invited to celebrate the achievement.
Based in High Wycombe, RH Amar are a distributor for some of the UK’s best-loved food brands. In 2013 RH Amar’s MD Rob Amar made the commitment to donate 10% of the company’s profits to charity every year. For the past decade that’s exactly what they’ve done and this month they gave Heart of Bucks a £3k donation which took them over the £2m mark.
Rob Amar, MD, RH Amar said:
“Our commitment to donate 10% of RH Amar’s profits to charity each year is an extension and reflection of the values we hold as a business. We have been able to donate £2m to charitable causes over the past 10 years thanks to the hard work of our team and support of our customers and brand partners, and I know that being able to support so many worthwhile causes means as much to them as it does personally to me.“
Henry Allmand, CEO at Heart of Bucks said:
“Businesses like RH Amar can play a vital role in supporting their local community and we are extremely grateful for their continued support as one of our Community Investors. Their kind donation will be directed where the need is greatest and will provide essential funding for local organisations committed to making Buckinghamshire a better place to live and work.”
Each year the charities that will benefit from the company’s generous donations are chosen by RH Amar’s Doing Business Better team, which oversees all CSR activity at the company. Colleagues are also invited to personally nominate a charity of their choice to receive a donation from the company. Colleague-nominated charities this year included Aylesbury Food Bank, Spinal Injuries Association and Stokenchurch Dog Rescue.
In addition to its 10%-to-charity commitment, RH Amar also offers donation matching to support colleague fundraising and supports local foodbanks through stock donations from its distribution warehouse. The company also offers colleagues a volunteering day to spend helping a charity of their choice.
Last year RH Amar was named the UK’s Best Food & Drink Company To Work For by Best Companies, in recognition of its excellent workplace engagement and we’re sure in no small part thanks to their community spirit and charity minded leadership.