Pipeline Induction Heat (PIH) are the latest company to sign-up as Friends of Burnley FC in the Community (BFCitC), receiving their certificate from Burnley FC club captain Tom Heaton at the recent Friends of Get Together hosted by the scheme’s Silver Patrons VEKA.
Celebrating their 30-year presence in Burnley, (PIH) are setting up for the next 30 by firmly placing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at the top of their agenda.
The Burnley-based specialist engineering and services company, who are market leaders in Field Joint Coating of oil and gas pipes around the world, are committed to ensuring that employee engagement and the role the company plays in the local community is at the centre of everything they do.
Employing a handful of staff in Burnley in 1988, today the company employs nearly 75 staff at their site on Farrington Road Industrial Estate, with a further 125 deployed around the world. They are also strong advocates of creating employment opportunities in the local communities and they undertake similar projects globally.
Part of the Stanley Black and Decker family since 2010, PIH have benefited from strong corporate support which has seen the company kick on to the next level on all fronts.
“Our purpose is for those who make the world secure, providing secure energy growth and prosperity for generations. We truly believe in our purpose and have seen how it has positively impacted generations of families within Burnley and globally,” said Paul McShane, PIH’s Managing Director.
“We also believe that our purpose extends to doing more within the communities in which we operate, and we are delighted to be developing our CSR offering whilst committing to playing a bigger part in our local community. We are proud to link up with Burnley FC in the Community on various projects to bring this to fruition.”
Delivering a wide range of projects, BFCitC are supporting over 50 local businesses on their community engagement strategies at various levels.
“Our ‘Friends of’ scheme gives businesses a plethora of opportunities to really give back to their community. It’s about keeping local employers up to date with the work of our fast-growing charity, providing opportunities for their employees to get hands-on and involved with hard to reach groups and developing their staff and managers of the future,” said Ryan Bradley, Business Development Executive at BFCitC.
“By having a true partnership, Burnley FC in the Community support businesses across there CSR, marketing and HR strategies whilst having a direct impact on the communities in which we operate.
“I am really excited about having a global company like PIH on board as a ‘Friend of’. Their policies and monitoring systems are second to none and by sharing best practice they will be a very useful addition to the ‘Friends’ group.”
Having already attended their first Get Together, Pipeline Induction Heat are actively drawing up an engagement strategy that will work on various levels and, if successful, will contribute to best practice being shared within their wider business.