Creating sustainable regeneration relies on successful collaboration and cross-sector organisations coming together to work for the good of the community.
We are therefore delighted local property services company Seddon has chosen to support our regeneration of Middleport Pottery. Last week, 30 Seddon apprentice trainees came to Middleport to restore a piece of wasteland into a visitor car park - a vital part of developing this site into a creative centre capable of welcoming lots of new visitors (a major boost to the local economy.)
They arrived early in the morning, eager and keen to get going. They set about clearing weeds, building planters and sleepers and planting plenty of flowers. They worked tirelessly and we were absolutely delighted with the results. Read about the day in the local press here
Company director, Stuart Seddon, came along for the day, motivating the youngsters and getting stuck in himself! He said:
We pride ourselves at Seddon on the support we give our communities where we work. This includes taking on community projects such as the Middleport Pottery restoration.
Seddon is a member of our sister charity's network, Business in the Community and is committed to working together with charities and communities to build a better future. Read more about their Corporate Social Responsibility here
We are developing Middleport Pottery into a hub of creativity and enterprise that benefits the local residents of Burslem and beyond. We believe this centre of British craftsmanship, industry and heritage must be preserved, regenerated and opened up to save and create jobs, opportunities and facilities for all. It is only with the support of individuals and organisations such as Seddon that we can truly create something sustainable and long-lasting: a project that will restore pride and unlock possibility.
Get in touch to find out how you can get involved too!