Brentford FC gains CommunityMark Award

Brentford Football Club has become the first English Football League club to achieve a CommunityMark award from Business in the Community.


Brentford Football Club has become the first English Football League club to achieve a CommunityMark award from Business in the Community. The other four companies to receive the award in 2010 are Anglo American, Heineken UK, Lend Lease and LSI Architects.
 

brentford fc gains communitymark award

Bees United’s Donald Kerr (centre left) and Brentford FC Community Sports Trust’s Trust CEO Lee Doyle (centre right) are shown being presented with the CommunityMark Award for Brentford Football Club by Amanda Jordan (left), Chair of The SMART Company which specialises in corporate social responsibility, and Business in the Community's Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Howard (far right).

Andrew Mills, Brentford FC’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “Once again Brentford Football Club has been recognised as a significant and key investor in its local community. National recognition through achieving the CommunityMark Award should not be underestimated, nor should the input of the Brentford Community Trust, Griffin Park Learning Zone and all of the staff at Brentford Football Club who continue to make achievements like the CommunityMark Award possible.”

“We are one of only five football clubs to have been recognised with this Award – the others are Blackburn Rovers, Liverpool, Glasgow Rangers and Heart of Midlothian – and the only club outside of the English and Scottish Premier Leagues to receive such a distinction. This is a considerable achievement and one of which all concerned should be very proud.”

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The CommunityMark is the UK’s only national standard that publicly recognises excellence in community investment. Only 34 companies have achieved the CommunityMark, with the five new achievers for 2010 joining Axis, Barclays, Blackburn Rovers Football Club, BSkyB, BT, Cadbury, Contract Scotland, Deloitte, EDF Energy, Elementus, Ernst & Young, GlaxoSmithKline, Heart of Midlothian Football Club, John Laing, KPMG, Linklaters, Liverpool Football Club, Marks and Spencer, Microsoft (UK), The Midcounties Co-operative, Octink, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Glasgow Rangers Football Club, RWE npower, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Thinktastic, The Town House Collection and Zurich UK.