From a modest beginning on a smallholding just outside the West Yorkshire town of Halifax, Leo Group has now grown to be one of the UKs largest environmental companies in less than 40 years. Now employing over 400 people, with many of those in the Halifax and Bradford areas, Leo Group specializes in the recycling of animal by-products, waste management and green energy. Ever year, Leo Group invests over 98% of profits back into the business to ensure that they continue to use the latest technologies for maximum efficiency.
As an ethical employer, Leo Group has set up its own community fund that they use to invest in the local communities close to the company premises. This includes supporting local charities, community groups and other good causes, particularly those that work for the benefit of children. Many of these good causes offer educational or sporting activities to children or work towards banishing isolation. Over the last two years alone, donations from Leo Group community fund amount to more than £250,000.
The latest announcement coming out of Leo Group community fund is the renewal of its sponsorship deal with Bingley Town football club. The club, which has a senior side playing football in the Craven & District League Division One, has just officially merged with Bingley Juniors AFC after a two-year affiliation. The new combined Bingley Town now has teams that play in every age group from under 5s right up to the senior adult side, with boys and girls teams at all levels. The merger will also allow them to form an under 21’s and field a reserve side. The teams train and play at the Marley Sports Centre in nearby Keighley.
Club officials will use the money to buy new equipment, including new playing strips, and to improve the existing facilities at the clubs home ground. It will also help the club to retain the existing team as well as investing in new players and coaches for the junior teams. Bingley Town and Leo Group are both pleased to extend this successful partnership.
Both parties hope that this sponsorship deal with Leo Group will enable Bingley Town to improve both on and off the pitch and continue to offer anyone in the Bingley area the chance to play football competitively. The target is the county amateur leagues, and this deal will help to bring that dream a little closer for all those that give their time and effort to make the club a success.
For more information about this Yorkshire-based environmental and recycling company, connect with the Leo Group.