Builders merchant Travis Perkins Plc is once again an official event partner of the America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth.
As part of its commitment, Travis Perkins plc is funding the Portsmouth Sailing Project which delivers sailing taster sessions to 1,000 local school children to inspire a new generation into sailing, whilst breaking down the potential barriers to young people from diverse backgrounds.
The team is also working to construct a skate park for the community.
Carol Kavanagh, HR Director at Travis Perkins plc, said: “This is our second year as an official event partner and we’re excited to see more children from the local area out on the water and at the skate park, trying something new and learning new skills.
“We are built on family values and this is what makes us different from many big businesses. Being a good member of the community is a key part of our vision and that’s why we wanted to partner with the America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth. There are around 300 Travis Perkins plc businesses in a 50 mile radius of Portsmouth, so this sponsorship presents a great opportunity to support our employees and customers in this area.
“An important part of our sponsorship is the joint- funding of the Portsmouth Sailing Project. This project reflects our on-going support of early career development and its role as a major employer in locations across the country.”