Merseyside-based B2B telecoms business Communications Plus has signed up to support Burnley FC in the Community, the football club’s charity arm.
The award winning St Helens business, which employs more than 200 people across the north of England and Wales, is the first company to join the charity under its new ‘All Onside’ partnership deal and will support the organisation in helping to transform the lives of people in the Burnley area.
Ben Bottomley, who joined Burnley FC in the Community from FC Halifax Town earlier this year to lead the charity’s business partnerships strategy, said: “It’s fantastic to have Communications Plus on board once again this season.
“As well as providing us with our business mobile services, they are great supporters of our organisation and we would not be able to carry out our vital community work, helping to improve lives for people in Burnley, without the extremely positive relationships we have with community-minded businesses like Communications Plus.”
Established in 2014, Burnley FC in the Community employs 150 people who, aided by a large group of local volunteers, work across areas such as education and employability, community welfare and inclusion, and football development to deliver positive change in and around Burnley.
Steve Harrison, business development manager at Communications Plus, said: “We’ve worked with and supported the charity for a number of years and it was a pleasure to sign up again and help make a difference in the Burnley community.”
In 2020 Burnley FC in the Community reinvested £3.5m in the local area through its charitable programmes. As well as Whitehough Outdoor Centre near Colne, it also operates a community kitchen, which is home to a foodbank, teaching kitchen, community café and sports store.
Businesses interested in getting involved with any of the charity’s programmes should contact partnership executive Ben Bottomley.