With so much going on in life it’s often a challenge to step back and take stock of what is around us. But it’s something here at Nobull we advocate, and it’s been truly inspiring to see what some of our automotive clients have been up to recently away from the ‘rigours’ of day-to-day business.
First case in point is Digbeth based DMN – the vehicle movement people. A fantastic business made up of great people and operating in what is generally accepted as a ‘tough sector’ (what industry isn’t these days?).
Earlier this year, the business put aside some time and plenty of energy to participate in CarDealer’s Bangers4Ben fundraising road trip with its Peak Blinders inspired Saab 9-3 – painted by local graffiti artist, Panda.
Yes, DMN enjoyed the whole experience – as should be the case – but the business also helped raise funds to support the automotive industry’s very own charity. A double win.
And all this by investing some time and energy in something they believe in. Well done DMN.
Next, is the ever-inspiring Shoreham Vehicle Auctions (SVA), which annually hosts a special charity auction in support of local children’s charity The Chestnut Tree House Hospice. Having raised more than £150,000 for the charity to date it’s incredible to think that an independent business, based on the south coast, can make such a huge impact.
The fundraising itself is incredible but it also has such a positive impact on its people, the local community, and the wider vehicle remarketing sector. All credit to SVA.
Again, at the heart of this incredible effort is some serious dedication to invest time and energy into something they truly believe in. Amazing.
Doing their ‘bit’
And finally, vehicle remarketing supremoes – Aston Barclay recently did their ‘bit’ for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal by hosting a fundraising Remembrance Day sale. It’s just one example of a number of fundraising initiatives Aston Barclay gets involved in annually - again illustrating just how ‘business’ extends way beyond the ‘day-to-day’ revenue generating activities. Top marks.
So where is this heading?
Well, here at Nobull we have taken time to reflect on where we invest our ‘out of hours’ efforts and to kick start that process, rather than send individual gifts in the build up to the festive season, we have decided to make a combined donation to a local charity – The Royal Chelsea Hospital which helps support and care for over 300 army veterans.
It’s a simple gesture but we feel it’s the start of something that will grow and inspire us to continue to energise what we do ‘out of hours’.