Small Business of the Year entrant – Rushton Hickman
From sponsoring a trip to Ghana to build a school to serving as charity trustees and offering pro bono services, Rushton Hickman is committed to giving back to the community.
An award-winning commercial property consultant and estate agent established in Burton upon Trent 25 years ago, the business covers East Staffordshire and South Derbyshire.
The team of 11 offer a range of commercial property services including the sale and letting of commercial property and development land, acquisition of freehold and leasehold property, property management and rent collection.
Graham Bancroft, Director of Rushton Hickman, said: “We believe there is a need to constantly evolve our business and strive for it to be better. We do this by listening to our team, providing a great working environment, encouraging personal development and creating new roles. Ultimately, our team are what makes our business successful and we really want to look after them.
“We are aware of our need to provide ongoing training and encourage development of our team which we have done via apprenticeships, funding university courses and providing support for other professional qualifications.
“The need to look after and develop individuals we see as part of our social responsibility, along with other more traditional ways of helping our local community via supporting local good causes and charities including sponsorship, fundraising, acting as charity trustees and providing pro-bono services.
“We recently sponsored the Burton Albion Community Trust on their trip to Ghana to build a school and we took part in a charity golf day to raise funds for The Burton upon Trent and District YMCA.”
Rushton Hickman has entered the Small Business of the Year category of the Staffordshire University Business Awards.