Raleigh strengthens partnership with VolkerFitzpatrick

20th June 2016
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Raleigh has renewed its partnership with construction and engineering experts VolkerFitzpatrick. Following a successful first year working together, in which four employees volunteered on Raleigh programmes as Project Managers, VolkerFitzpatrick has decided to widen the impact of the initiative during 2016.

The company will provide funding for a project to improve access to primary education in Costa Rica’s Alto Chirripó indigenous territory, and will also give three employees aged 18-24 the opportunity to volunteer with Raleigh on the project. Through the programme they will develop leadership, teamwork skills and cross-cultural learning.

“VolkerFitzpatrick is very pleased to continue the partnership with Raleigh,” said Jonathan Suckling, Commercial Director at VolkerFitzpatrick. “This relationship cements our vision of inspiring young people to drive sustainable development. After an internal application process, we have selected three of our young professionals to help build the project in Costa Rica to make a real difference. It will also enable them to make use and improve on their core business strengths, technical knowledge and behavioural skills to support the sustainable development.”

“We hold our relationship with VolkerFitzpatrick in special regard,” said Raleigh’s Business Development Strategist, James Sutton. “They have recognised the unique opportunity that Raleigh can offer companies; not only to fund a project but also being able to send their own employees to work on it. In turn, they will develop their soft skills, become young leaders, and bring that spirit back to the business, furthering their belief as a company that understands and contributes to global issues.”

The VolkerFitzpatrick volunteers depart from the UK on July 8th. The project will take place throughout July and August.


Want to find out more about how your company can make a difference? Contact J.Sutton@raleighinternational.org to find out more.