Dorset housebuilders back local businesses
Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes have shown support for small business in Dorset by purchasing several gifts produced locally for new residents moving into their Quarter Jack Park developments in Wimborne.
The five star housebuilders used local suppliers to source the contents for a jam-packed hamper for 25 brand new homeowners at its popular Dorset site. Not only did Barratt and David Wilson want to welcome their new homeowners with the gifts, they wanted to ensure local companies would benefit too, in what has been a challenging time for small business.
Suppliers included Eight Arch Brewing Co, which provided refreshments from their local Wimborne brewery, and fellow Wimborne-based Chococake in providing boxes of delicious chocolate treats for every new owner at Quarter Jack Park.
Steve Farrell, owner and brewer from Eight Arch Brewing Co said: “The Covid pandemic and nationwide lockdown has been extremely hard for everyone but it’s great to see companies such as Barratt and David Wilson Homes supporting local businesses like ours. It’s been a pleasure to work with them and great to be able to share what we do with some potential new customers as a way of welcoming them to their new home just a stone’s throw away from our brewery.”
Lesley Cox, owner of the Chococake chocolate company said: “We were so pleased to be able to contribute to these celebratory hampers. Recent times have been challenging to say the least, small businesses across the country have had to struggle through – and we have really appreciated the support. We are also looking forward to hopefully welcoming some of Quarter Jack Park’s new residents in to our shop soon!”
Jon Green, Managing Director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes’ Southampton division, who also provided a personal welcome note inside each hamper, said: “As a company, we work with hundreds of individuals, businesses, charities and organisations within the local areas we build in. We also regularly contribute funding through our Community Fund programme – a scheme that sees £1,000 a month awarded to local good causes.
“When it came to our welcome gifts, we wanted to carry on this contribution and do our bit for the local economy – which is even more important at the moment given the ongoing pandemic. It’s been a tough year and we know that small businesses across the country have felt the effects enormously and we are pleased to be able to offer that support wherever we can.”
This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Barratt Homes .