Patrons of CRASH commit to making an annual donation of £8,000 to the charity for a minimum of three years. These more than cover all running costs of CRASH and the surplus donations are then directed to projects.
This annual commitment allows us to budget effectively and operate efficiently, enabling CRASH to deliver a high level of practical support to frontline homelessness agencies throughout the UK.
Some Patron companies choose to give further support by supplying materials and/or staff time where individuals can offer specific on-site expertise, which CRASH directs to relevant projects depending on what needs they have.
Patron companies are also encouraged to involve their employees in CRASH community and fundraising events which run throughout the year and all across the UK. These events are not only a great opportunity for team-building and networking within the industry, but as all proceeds from our fundraising events go directly to help projects working with homeless people, they are also a fun way to put something back into the community and help those less fortunate.
What are the benefits of being a CRASH patron?
Being a Patron partner of CRASH gives companies the opportunity and means to help homeless people in a practical and tangible way.
Supporting CRASH is a fantastic way to unite and inspire your staff and colleagues while meeting company CSR targets, and we will help you do this by providing every opportunity to be involved in the charity in any or all of the following ways:
- Helping projects on a professional level and/or supplying materials
- Community challenges
Individuals/small groups give hands-on help to projects i.e. painting & decorating, gardening, IT support.
- Visiting projects
Enabling your staff to see first hand how supporting CRASH is directly helping homeless people
- Fundraising events
Taking part in CRASH events and/or individuals organising their own fundraising activities
- Networking opportunities
With other companies & individuals within the industry
- Corporate Social Responsibility
Supporting CRASH is a fun and easy way to meet your company CSR targets
CRASH is a unique charity, created and supported by construction and property companies – it is your charity, and a charity to be proud of.
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, who will be more than happy to explain the opportunities involved by calling the CRASH office on 020 8742 0717.
A list of our Patrons, who they are and what they do.
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.
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.
KOREC is the UK and Ireland’s largest distributor of Trimble surveying equipment, instruments and products. KOREC provide single source supply for advanced GPS measurement solutions and positioning technology to the construction, surveying and GIS mapping industries. KOREC offer a full sales, hire and repair service and we are renowned for our high level of customer care, training and technical support. UK & Ireland experts in Trimble advanced positioning technology, GPS surveying equipment, Construction survey and machine control systems, GIS, and mobile solutions for GIS Mapping.
Land Securities is the UK’s largest Real Estate Investment Trust with a commercial property portfolio worth over £12 billion.
Land Securities is a FTSE 100 company and they own and manage approximately 7.6 million m2 of commercial property and provide property services to more than 2,500 private and public sector clients.
Founded in Australia in the 1950s and listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, Lend Lease is a leading real estate specialist, which creates, enhances and manages real estate assets around the world. The Group’s activities are primarily focused in the regions of Asia Pacific, Europe and the US, and cover 40 countries on six continents.
In the UK its business is focused primarily on the delivery of large scale integrated developments designed to regenerate town centre and major urban sites. Lend Lease provides cohesive in-house solutions for mixed-use developments, from planning and consultation, to development, funding, construction and asset management.
The Group also provides international project and construction management services.
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.
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.