Leading commercial property firm The Wigley Group has been shortlisted for a prestigious award celebrating its dedication to the community.
The company has been nominated for ‘The Community Champion – Community Business of the Year Award’ at The Chamber Business Awards 2022.
It follows a string of successful fundraising initiatives and community work which will have seen Wigley donate almost £50,000 to good causes this year alone.
Wigley has also proudly supported several community groups and events this year, providing continued sponsorship to Leamington Cricket Club and Southam Cricket Club, as well as a two-day riding event at Princethorpe College near Rugby.
The company received its nomination from the Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce and will be judged by an independent panel during the Regional Awards at the end of September, with winners contesting the National Awards in October.
Chief Executive Officer of The Wigley Group James Davies said: “We have a strong history of fundraising and supporting charities at Wigley, and a fantastic team of staff who are committed to their work in the community.
“Events and initiatives this year have helped support causes ranging from palliative cancer care, and serving and injured soldiers, to local community and volunteer groups around our Stockton House headquarters.
“Our community work gives me an enormous sense of pride and I could not be more thankful to everyone who has generously supported these initiatives, sponsored events, and donated their time and money.”
Wigley’s first fundraising event of the year in May proved a huge success, with its inaugural Property Raceday raising more than £19,500 for The Myton Hospices to help support people and families with terminal illnesses in Coventry and Warwickshire.
In July, Wigley raised a further £19,500 at its annual Golf Day and Gala Dinner in aid of the Wigley Support Fund – an initiative launched by The Wigley Group with the official Parachute Regiment charity Support Our Paras to help injured, serving and veteran soldiers transition from military to civilian life.
This year, Wigley is also sharing a slice of £10,000 funding through the Wigley Community Fund, which was set up in 2021 to support good causes within a five-mile radius of its offices in Stockton, Warwickshire.
Among the beneficiaries include Home-Start South Warwickshire who received £1,108 to fund volunteers who require social or physical support, and Long Itchington Cricket Club who received £1,244 to fund new picnic benches for supporters.