CRASH receives no Government funding. As the industry’s charity we rely entirely on support from our Patron partners and supporters within the construction sector.
Patron partners of CRASH underpin every single project that the charity supports. We simply would not be able to respond to any of the requests we receive from homelessness charities and hospices without them.
The partnership with CRASH offers our Patron partners the opportunity for their organisation and employees to be instrumental in delivering places that care for vulnerable people. And not just through donating money. It allows them to use their skills, capabilities and products to provide a service which, in many cases, money can’t buy.
CRASH encourages its Patron partners to get directly involved matching their expertise and materials to the needs of a particular project. This collaborative approach has been recognised by the Prime Minister with a Big Society Award. Prime Minister David Cameron said: “The innovative approach CRASH takes harnesses the world-class skills and products of our construction industry to tackle the issue of homelessness. This Big Society Award recognises the remarkable achievements of everyone involved.”
Each Patron Partner Makes an Annual Donation of £8,000. In return for this generosity, CRASH exclusively offers:
• Measureable CSR through direct involvement with homeless and hospice projects
• Employee engagement through meaningful and impactful volunteering
• Exclusive industry networking opportunities
• Patrons’ Projects & Communications Group meets three times a year to ensure maximum engagement and involvement.
• Company logo on CRASH website, social media channels, in all printed publications and at numerous industry events
How to become a CRASH patron
If you would like to know more about becoming a Patron of CRASH, please contact our Chief Executive Francesca Roberts on 020 8742 0717.
A list of our Patrons, who they are and what they do.
8build offers a unique solution for procuring and delivering fit out, refurbishment and new build projects throughout several sectors. We are founded on the principle of employing the very best people in the industry, all of whom have been responsible for the successful delivery of many high profile projects in recent years. We also seek to improve the construction environment as a whole and have carried this out through our commitment to contribute to the ‘bigger issues’ affecting our industry as well as our local and International communities. All our staff believe in the company values of honesty and integrity and enjoy the freedom of acting in a completely ethical way. Our years in the industry have allowed us to hand pick those managers who are great deliverers and who have the want and the foresight to improve the industry.
A-Plant offers a vast range of equipment available to hire – from plant to traffic control and management, tools to trench-less technology and scissor lifts to accommodation units. A-Plant has achieved a market leading position through constant dedication to their customers. Continuous investment ensures they are able to provide their customers with the most comprehensive and modern range of equipment, supported by the highest levels of service in the industry.
ACO is a leading supplier in the design, development and manufacture of surface water drainage. Established in 1984, ACO Technologies plc is based in Shefford, Bedfordshire and uses a diverse range of materials including polymer concrete, iron, steel and plastic to develop innovative products that are supported by a comprehensive design and after sales service. ACO manufacture drainage solutions for every application including Internal and Building Drainage, Landscaping, Retail, Distribution centres, Highways and Airports.
AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental and energy. With 43,000 employees in over 100 countries around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation, and technical excellence in delivering solutions that enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments.
CDI AndersElite has regional offices across the UK providing national coverage and is the number one supplier of quality services to qualified professionals working in the built environment. We provide quality recruitment and human resources services for professionals who work in the built environment including: Architecture, Building services, Construction, Consulting Engineering, Facilities management, Health and Safety, Housing, Power & Process, Rail Services, Social housing, Surveying, Information Technology & Town planning.
Areen Design has over 25 years’ experience transforming clients’ aspirations into beautiful interiors, taking care of every detail that is required. As interior designers, they add commercial acumen to creativity. As suppliers, they bring a design focus to procurement. Based in the UK, with a team that can speak over 50 languages, Areen Design are perfectly placed to deliver projects around the world.
Argent is a property development company. Founded in 1981, they have built a strong track record in developments that combine offices, shops, hotels, cafés, restaurants and – increasingly – other uses including residential; and have become a leading practitioner of city centre regeneration.
Balfour Beatty is a world-class engineering, construction, services and investment business. They create and care for essential assets: hospitals, schools, road, rail, utility systems and major structures. They work in partnership with sophisticated customers who value the highest levels of quality, safety and technical expertise – applying skills to meet their individual needs.
BAM Construct UK is one of the UK’s leading construction services organisations. They offer an integrated service which covers a huge range of developments, whatever their scale, complexity or industry sector; from investment and development through to design, construction, operations and maintenance.
Bauder is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of waterproofing membranes. With over 150 years of experience and expertise in the roofing industry, Bauder is widely recognised for both quality of service and product innovation. Their flat roof waterproofing systems exceed industry expectations and provide a single source solution for all their clients. Bauder’s commitment to continually advancing their range of products and systems ensures that they can deliver the right technical and commercial solution for each individual project.
British Gypsum is the UK’s leading supplier and foremost authority on internal wall and ceiling systems. With its headquarters at East Leake in Leicestershire, the company currently has 5 major manufacturing plants in the UK. British Gypsum provides the industry’s foremost technical support and training through its market leading Drywall Academy support function, and, via its East Leake based Building Test Centre, has access to Europe’s leading suite of fire, acoustics and structural test laboratories.
Buildbase is one of the UK’s fastest growing builders’ merchants. All of their branches are long established companies which have been serving local trades people for many years, with knowledge and experience to match. Buildbase believes strongly in understanding the needs of the trade professional and their business is developed specifically to meet those demands – massive stocks, top quality products, competitive pricing, reliable delivery, specialist staff and exceptional customer service.
Carillion is one of the UK’s leading support services and construction companies. Carillion have an annual revenue of around £5bn, employing around 50,000 people in operations across Britain and in Europe, Canada, the Middle East, North Africa and the Caribbean. They have a portfolio of award-winning work in vital areas to society: health, education and regeneration, road, rail, defence and commercial property. From the first concept to on-going facilities management and support services, we provide high quality, cost effective and sustainable solutions tailored to the needs of our customers.
City & Guilds UK develops relevant qualifications, services and solutions – supporting colleges and training providers to create successful outcomes for their learners and organisations. Their local teams provide support, advice and guidance on our qualifications and services. They are also experts on business in the local community. City & Guilds’ strong presence enables them to keep you on top of what matters in your region and connects you with key local organisations and stakeholders. So whether you are nationally or regionally structured, they have the right team to help you succeed.
Dulux Trade is the UK’s leading manufacturer of high performance trade paint systems supporting decorators, specifers, contractors and merchants. As an expert on environmental sustainability, colour and innovation, Dulux Trade creates solutions that deliver proven performance in the laboratory and in the real world, and sets a benchmark for quality in the coatings industry.
EC Harris is an international consultancy – acting as trusted advisors to clients – in planning and executing strategies that optimise the construction, operation, use and ownership of built assets. EC Harris’ professional skills include 17 different disciplines: from asset and facilities strategy to management information systems – quantity surveying, programme, project and construction management to software development. We also extend our capacity and capability through alliances with selected companies and supply chains assembled for specific sectors.
Galliford Try is one of the UK’s leading construction and housebuilding groups with revenues of circa £1.2 billion. Recognised for their high standards of project delivery and their approach to innovation and continuous improvement – from customer service, through project design and delivery, to supply chain management – they play an increasing role in contributing to the future of the UK’s built environment.
Hanson is one of the UK’s largest suppliers of construction materials. Their products include aggregates, asphalt, ready-mixed concrete, bricks, blocks and cement. This broad product range also includes block paving, precast concrete, clay roofing products and garden landscaping materials. They even offer specialist contracting and civil engineering services.
We are committed to working in partnership with you to deliver a complete supply chain solution. A seamless hire and supply service that’s tailored to your sector and needs. A service that makes you more efficient and effective delivers savings and improves your competitiveness. At Hewden, that’s what we aim to deliver for thousands of customers every day. We are fit for business, fit for purpose and the right fit for our customers and the communities we serve. We’re Hewden and we’re at your service!
Hilti is a world leader in developing, manufacturing and marketing products for professional customers in the construction industry and building maintenance. Our product range covers drilling and demolition, direct fastening, diamond and anchoring systems, firestop and foam systems, installation, measuring and screw fastening systems as well as cutting and sanding systems. We are committed to excellence in innovation, total quality, direct customer relationships and effective marketing. The headquarters of the Hilti Group are in Schaan in the Principality of Liechtenstein.
Imtech are one of the leading technical service providers in the UK and Ireland. We have extensive expertise and experience in our key areas of engineering services, technical facilities management, water, waste and energy, systems integration, airports and international. We are part of a larger, pan-European technical services provider – Imtech NV– based in Gouda in The Netherlands. Imtech UK is a successful business, with a turnover of £650m in 2012. This provides us with financial strength and our customers with the confidence that we can deliver. We have a network of regional offices across the UK and Ireland, and have the capability to operate internationally, currently in areas such as Kazakhstan and Saudi Arabia. Our focus is on operational excellence through the design and delivery of innovative, sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients. With the increasing pressures on our energy resources, we continually endeavor to provide low carbon solutions, wherever possible. As a broad-based technical services provider we meet all our client’s needs, from consultancy and design of mechanical and electrical systems to through to the installation and whole-life maintenance and management of these assets.
Knauf are one of Europe’s leading building materials manufacturers. Knauf manufacture and supply high quality and innovative products and systems throughout the UK, servicing both commercial and DIY markets. Their comprehensive range of construction products includes plasterboard, plaster, insulation, load bearing and non-load bearing metal stud, sound absorption boards, the Aquapanel tile backing range and fire-stopping. Their specialist and standard systems include wall lining, drylining, drywall partitioning, floors, ceilings, structural stud linings, loadbearing partitions and loadbearing floors, shaftwall, fire protection, acoustic and thermal insulation and more.
Established in 1980 by Michael and Mona Masterson, Getjar Ltd has enjoyed continued success and growth within its specialist field of Groundworks and Re- Inforced Concrete Frames across the south of England. Getjar Ltd is able to offer the complete service from pre-tender budgets and advice to advanced value engineering and programming. This is a service that our clients find really advantageous in helping them secure their own work and retain satisfied custom. With the support of the Masterson Holdings Group, with a 100million per annum turnover, Getjar Ltd has become one of the leading companies within its sector.
Maylim Ltd offer a full in-house experience in all aspects of infrastructure projects and their associated environments. With specialised experience in all aspects of hard and soft landscaping, paving projects and their associated concrete, highways and civil engineering elements. Maylim Ltd, prides itself on understanding and anticipating the clients’ needs and navigating through the minefield of statutory consents and regulations. Years of experience means that managers allocated to projects are able to advise on best practice as well as any challenges that may lie ahead.
Mott MacDonald is a global management, engineering and development consultancy adding value for public and private clients on agenda-setting, next-generation projects worldwide. We use our ingenuity to save our customers money and time, reduce risks, increase efficiency, maximise sustainable outcomes and advance best practice. We do this through innovative thinking and by mobilising cross-sector, international perspectives, drawing on the immense talent and energy of our people – designers, engineers, project and programme managers, management consultants, environmentalists, planners, economists, business strategists, infrastructure finance advisors, public private partnership experts, cost consultants, low carbon specialists, technology experts, safety advisors, health and education specialists, development policy advisors and more.
AJ Morrisroe & Sons was founded by Brian Morrisroe in 1983, to meet with a growing demand for reliable sub-contractors specialising in ground works and reinforced concrete frame construction. Since our foundation, we have built a reputation for high quality, on-programme delivery, and attribute our success and organic growth to the skills and dedication of our employees. Throughout our time in business, we have consistently developed specialisms to provide innovative, cost-effective solutions for some of the UK’s leading construction companies and builders. Originally founded to meet a growing demand for reliable reinforced concrete frame and groundwork contractors, Morrisroe has become one of the UK’s leading contractors of choice.
Network Rail is the not for dividend owner and operator of Britain’s railway infrastructure, which includes the tracks, signals, tunnels, bridges, viaducts, level crossings and stations – the largest of which we also manage. We aim to provide a safe, reliable and efficient rail infrastructure for freight and passenger trains to use.
RedSky IT is the largest financial software provider to the UK construction industry supply chain. They offer focussed construction industry software and accounting solutions to each part of the supply chain and their products help manage every process of a construction project from designing it to building and maintaining it. With over 30 years experience and by supporting in excess of 1,500 organisations critical construction software systems, RedSky are the IT partner in many construction projects.
Ryder Architecture was established in 1953 as Ryder and Yates. Ryder now works across the UK from offices in Newcastle, London, Liverpool and Glasgow. We are commissioned on projects ranging in value from £50,000 to £300m in the education, healthcare, industrial, office, residential, leisure, infrastructure, science and transport sectors.
SCS Group’s intelligent smoke control, BMS and passive ventilation systems are installed in thousands of buildings nationwide, and project teams have earned a reputation for technical excellence, reliability and open collaboration. Crucially, their fire safety expertise means we are able to guarantee projects are compliant with all building regulations and that, in the case of smoke control, building users are fully protected in the event of a fire. Their value engineering approach applies to both initial project and ongoing running costs, focused on reduced installation time to make customers’ lives easier and while ensuring a safe, efficient and cost-effective structure in the long-term.
Siniat is a European leader in plasterboard manufacture and systems, active across Europe with major operations in France, Germany, Benelux, Italy, Romania and Ukraine. The worldwide head office located in Avignon, France, also houses the Technical Development Centre which has led the way in gypsum research and product innovation. Siniat joined Etex, a leading worldwide industrial and building materials group, in 2011. Sister companies in the UK and Ireland include Marley Eternit, Promat and Tegral
Founded in 1835, Sto is an international company renowned for world-class, energy-saving external wall insulation, render and rainscreen cladding systems, acoustic ceilings, interior plasters and paint. Sto has become a market leader for facade insulation systems on the back of its belief in product innovation and its’ aim for technological leadership. The basis for this success is provided by Sto’s guiding principle, “Building with conscience”. Sto is committed to maintaining the value of old and new buildings, and leading in the design of building products in line with sustainable, ecological requirements. Leading architects specify Sto based upon its durable and technically advanced product qualities allied with a wide range of colourful, textured finishes. Sto Ltd, with its’ HQ in Glasgow, wishes to align itself with CRASH to underline its commitment to helping to build centres for homeless people. Visit sto.co.uk for further information.
Taylor Wimpey plc is a dedicated homebuilding company with operations in the UK, North America, Spain and Gibraltar. They aim to be the homebuilder of choice for their customers, their employees, their shareholders and for the communities in which they operate.
Thorp Precast specialises in the design, manufacture and erection of architectural cladding and structural precast concrete components. The company occupies its own 12 acre site equipped with three 12.5 tonne cranes, casting beds and batching plant for the manufacture, handling and storage of large bespoke units. Thorp Precast’s strengths are based on the commitment of an enthusiastic team with a thorough understanding of the construction process, combined with planning and practical skills gained from many years’ experience. The team are at their best when presented with challenging projects, allowing architects and designers freedom of thought with regard to design and innovative use of materials.
VolkerFitzpatrick is one of the UK’s leading engineering and construction companies, providing specialist building, civil engineering and industry focussed skills to a range of market sectors including commercial, industrial, education, rail, aviation, waste and energy. It’s building division specialises in delivering demanding and high quality projects in often challenging environments and programmes. As part of the VolkerWessels UK group of companies, VolkerFitzpatrick are able to provide clients with a truly integrated services through close cooperation with specialist teams from their sister companies.