A warm welcome to Howard Tenens, our newest corporate partner!
We are proud to announce that Howard Tenens, one of the largest independently owned and operated logistics companies in the UK, has become the latest company to pledge its support to Transaid.
The UK logistics and supply chain provider joins a growing list of 35 companies from across the transport and logistics industry to sign-up for corporate membership. Together, these organisations contribute time, expertise and resources to help Transaid implement professional driver training programmes, transport management systems and provide rural access to transport in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Peter Evans (pictured below), Group Commercial Director at Howard Tenens, said the partnership complemented the company’s commitment to road safety: “As a business we feel closely aligned with Transaid’s mission to support safe, available and sustainable transport.
“We took a detailed look at Transaid’s projects and realised this was a very special organisation. The chance to support a charity in our own sector has also proven the perfect fit for our business.”
Howard Tenens has showed great commitment to Transaid in recent months through a number of donations and events, including four colleagues taking part in the Royal Parks Half Marathon in October, setting themselves a fundraising target of £1750. Two others have also signed up for our biggest ever cycle challenge: the Land’s End to John O’Groats ride in 2020, where they will cover the 972-mile journey across the UK over 12 days.
Transaid CEO Caroline Barber welcomed the announcement: “We are incredibly grateful to Howard Tenens for their dedication and generosity in supporting Transaid – initially through our annual Christmas Appeal, and now by coming on board as a corporate member.
“This is a firm with a national footprint, an incredibly strong team and more than 65 years’ experience in the logistics industry. We are delighted to be working with them”.
Corporate membership is vital to Transaid’s success as it brings in crucial unrestricted funds, which can be used to test and implement new projects. Such donations have allowed Transaid to develop our first road safety projects in Tanzania and Zambia, and led to us securing significant external funding to build the capacity of HGV and PSV driver training in Uganda.
We are sure that the partnership with Howard Tenens will lead to even more exciting developments with our programmes and boost our fundraising activities.