Community Champions

We have established a network of Community Champions right across our business, encouraging members of our teams to get involved in volunteering in local projects.

two people dressed in overalls painting the walls of a village hall

Community Champions

Working with local communities is an important part of our business. Together with colleagues we can make a big difference to the lives of local people. Each member of staff is permitted to use 2 days of work time each year to act as a volunteer (subject to line managers approval and this can be used a few hours at a time or as full days). This provides a chance to get involved and to learn new skills.

Between January-December 2022 more than 3569 volunteer hours have been invested in the community; supporting local projects aligned to our CSR strategy pillars of Supporting Local Voices, Providing Opportunity for All and Zero Carbon Airports.

Numbers at Work event

Members of the Knutsford Support Group; Manchester Airport, Tatton Park, and Barclays Bank all worked together to deliver an exciting Numbers at Work event for pupils at St Vincent’s RC Primary School.

100% of students voted the event Brilliant or Good.

Positive feedback from students included:

"I learnt how people use maths at work and in day to day life"

"I learnt how to save money and spend wisely"

Community Volunteering

In November, Colleagues from our CSR Team visited St Catherine’s Church in Heald Green, to repaint the church hall ready for Christmas Events and bingo! We were also able to provide a small PA system to help out with their upcoming projects and our capital delivery team provided paints and materials to give the church hall a new lease of life!

Back in September our Procurement Team visited Quarry Bank Mill to conduct a litter pick and general tidy up, while our Internal Audit Team headed to Lower Moss Wood Educational Nature Reserve where they were engaged in gardening and maintenance.

If you have a project in mind that may be of interest to our Community Champions please contact Community Engagement on