Business in the Community entrant – KMF Group

Business in the Community entrant – KMF Group
Posted on 01.05.24
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Business in the Community entrant – KMF Group

KMF Group is one of the most successful precision sheet metal and precision engineering companies in the UK. It’s also passionate about charity and community projects including raising more than £200,000 for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice.

The Newcastle-under-Lyme business’s team of more than 400 staff were set the target of raising £50,000 last year to mark the 50th anniversary of the Dougie Mac – they smashed that and raised £70,000.

Other charity and community work has included the likes of KMF’s Young Engineer of The Year Award. Since this was launched it has reached more than 25,000 secondary school students, attracted 75 sponsors and invested more than £925,000 into STEM development.

Young Engineer of The Year raises the aspirations of budding engineers, inspires innovation, encourages teamwork and ignites interest in engineering careers.

KMF attends and presents at numerous school careers fairs and open days. It hosts HAF and Stem Days that impact on hundreds of local children and provides regular, quality work placement opportunities for a number of local secondary school students.

KMF apprentices are put into charity teams and given the target of raising more than £2,500 per team for local children’s charities.

Staff take on various individual and team charity events to support the likes of Affordable Food Stoke, The Hubb Foundation and North Staffordshire Carers and Link Line. Activities have included foodbank collections, staff socials, raffles, the KMF Spitfire sculpture, a Murder Mystery Evening, a Christmas Tree Collection and a KMF Christmas Jumper Day.

Jenny Johnston, People and Culture Manager at KMF, said: “At KMF we are very proud of the support we provide to our wider community – none of which would be possible without the active engagement, enthusiasm and support of our brilliant staff.

“We hope the support we continue to provide will help us to make a continued difference to the community.”

KMF has entered the Business in the Community category of the Staffordshire University Business Awards.

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