Corporate Social Responsibility
Allied Vehicles is committed to engaging and supporting the communities with which we work. Given the nature of many of our products, we place particular emphasis on assisting disability organisations. We are also actively involved with efforts to enhance the local area around our main production facility, which is located in one of the UK’s most socially excluded communities.
Understanding and addressing the needs of people with mobility impairments is a key element of our work. Allied is proud to support a range of national disability charities and other organisations. These include:
- Disabled Motoring UK
- Limbless Association
- All Together Now
- British Inclusive Golf
- Aaron Morgan Racing
- The Wheelchair Sports Dance Association
Allied also contributes to a number of charities working in our local communities. These include:
- Possobilities, North Glasgow
- The Dash Club, North Glasgow
- Coventry Wheelchair Basketball Academy
- Taxi Drivers’ Children’s Outings (various)
- Primary Engineer (various)
The company seeks to facilitate employment opportunities for people living in the local community, including training and development programmes for young people. We are pleased to support more than forty modern apprentices, together with first-stage youth employability opportunities in partnership with the TIGERS work experience programme.
Allied is also a regular supporter of the See Inside Manufacturing initiative, sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders. Through this annual programme we enable young people from schools and colleges to visit Allied’s main production plant, helping them gain an insight into a career in engineering or manufacturing.
Ashfield Development Trust
In addition, Allied’s founders and owners, Michael and Gerry Facenna, have invested personally to help save two long-established sporting institutions – Ashfield Football Club and Glasgow Tigers Speedway – and to transform Ashfield Stadium, which they share.
They have also been instrumental in establishing a new, charitable organisation, Ashfield Development Trust, which aims to take forward ambitious proposals to transform derelict land adjacent to the stadium to create a much-needed new employability and health improvement facility for North Glasgow. This will include football and speedway academies, using sport as the link to encourage disengaged people living in the area to participate in lifestyle, sports and social activities, as well a range of vocational training opportunities in the automotive, manufacturing and hospitality sectors.