At Bentley Motors, community investment and corporate citizenship is a key element of our sustainability approach under our Beyond100 strategy.
We have a rich history of supporting our local communities particularly around our heartland in Crewe and the surrounding Cheshire area. Some examples of our work to date include:
- Founding member of the Cheshire Community Foundation (CCF) in 2012. Over the last ten years we have distributed through our Bentley Fund hundreds of thousands of pounds of support through CCF to our local communities in and around Crewe.
- Founding member of the Crewe University Technical College in 2016, supporting the £11m investment and maintaining support with the curriculum and governance ever since.
- Covid Response (Phase 1 - 2020) – providing essential PPE equipment to over 260 organisations such as the NHS, care homes and local charities / community groups.
- Covid Impact Fund (Phase 2 – 2021 (partnered with CCF)) – supported 11 projects in Crewe that sought to build back from Covid related issues focused on food poverty, debt advice and mental health.
In 2022, we focused on enhancing our approach to ensure our programmes support and reach parts of society most in need. To this end, we have developed our new strategy – Advancing Life Chances. Find out more below.
Under our new strategy, our first programme developed has been our new Bentley Advancing Life Chances Fund (partnered with CCF) for Crewe. This has seen us support 10 projects under our four focus pillars.