The Peterborough based global business, Perkins, has become the Peterborough 900 Campaign’s 100th Corporate Partner.
The Campaign is raising funds for developments at Peterborough Cathedral in the years leading up to its 900th anniversary in 2018. These include installing a more welcoming and level access to the main entrance of the Cathedral, opening a new Visitor and Learning Centre and creating new opportunities for young musicians, as well as building an endowment fund to help maintain the Cathedral for future generations.
Perkins’ membership was announced at a recent Corporate Partners’ networking breakfast at the Knights’ Chamber in the Cathedral Precincts. In a message to the assembled partners, Annette Ward, Corporate and Marketing Communications Manager of Perkins, said: “As a leading employer in this city, Perkins is delighted to join you all. We hope that by becoming the 100th corporate partner it will encourage more local businesses to pledge their support for a campaign which is already providing impressive new facilities for education and music and for those visiting this tremendous city.”
Peterborough 900 Corporate Partners include a wide variety of businesses, from small local companies to multi-national organisations like Perkins. They can join at different levels and spread their contribution over a period of time. Those joining benefit from invitations to networking events and special rates for use of the Cathedral’s unique spaces for business entertaining. For some companies becoming a Corporate Partner can open up opportunities to introduce their products and services to a new client base.
Perkins has been designing and building diesel engines in this city since June 1932 and now has eight manufacturing facilities around the world. Perkins supports a number of charities and events across the Peterborough community including the Perkins Great Eastern Run and the Peterborough Heritage Festival.
For more information about the Peterborough 900 Corporate Partner scheme please contact Rachael Clarke on 01733 355366, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Corporate Partnership webpage.
In the photograph, from left, are Stuart Orme, Head of Operations at Peterborough Cathedral; Annette Ward, Corporate and Marketing Communications Manager at Perkins, and Richard Graves, Marketing and Promotions Manager at Perkins, with two of their colleagues.