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We have had tremendous support from very generous patrons, who made The Hive Youth Zone dream into a reality. We would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to everyone involved. Without their support none of this would be possible.

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BRIDGING FINANCE

Bridging Finance Solutions

We are thrilled to welcome Bridging Finance Solutions to our family of Patrons at The Hive. Bridging Finance Solutions are funding our Mentoring Project, which supports some of our most vulnerable young people. We can’t thank them enough for their support, it will literally transform the lives of young people across the Wirral.

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URENCO

URENCO UK

We are delighted that Capenhurst based nuclear enrichment company, URENCO UK Limited, is The Hive’s first Founder Patron.

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Boulting Group

Boulting Group

Boulting Group provides a wide scope of services from project management, design, fabrication and installation to commissioning and ongoing maintenance services

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Altrad NSG

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Altrad NSG

Altrad NSG’s range of services includes scaffolding, rope access, insulation, painting, blasting and industrial cleaning.

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Contact Company

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The Contact Company

The Contact Company was launched in 2006 by Asif Hamid and are now recognised as one of the largest independent call centres in the UK

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Selwyn-Lloyd

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SELWYN-LLOYD CHARITABLE TRUST

Selwyn-Lloyd Charitable Trust is a registered charity, established in 1976 by Merseyside born politician Lord Selwyn-Lloyd, to make grants to other charitable causes.

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John Syvret CBE

John Syvret

JOHN SYVRET CBE

John Syvret CBE is Chair of our Youth Zone and it’s fitting that he was born and brought up in Birkenhead and now lives in Wirral with his wife Shirley and their three children. John has donated personally to The Hive and we are hugely grateful.

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The Bibby Family

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PETER & GEOFFREY BIBBY 

The Bibby family have run the Birkenhead Youth Club for over 60 years and they see The Hive as further progress in providing even better, top class facilities for Wirral’s youngsters. They are delighted to be Founder Patrons helping to deliver this facility, which will complement the Birkenhead Youth Club, who will offer facilities for the Junior members when The Hive is open for Senior members and visa versa.

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Cammell Laird

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CAMMELL LAIRD

Chief Executive and Chair of the Youth Zone, John Syvret CBE said: “Cammell Laird is located at the heart of our community and I am passionate about the welfare of all our constituents. As champion of The Hive, I have seen the impact the facility will have on Wirral. They represent an investment in young people, demonstrating a belief that they deserve the best opportunities we can offer them. It will be a catalyst for partnership working with spectacular results.”

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Billingtons

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EDWARD BILLINGTON & SON LTD

The Billington Group have been based in Liverpool since 1858 and are an award-winning, family-owned business with a rich tradition for enterprise and entrepreneurship. Edward Billington, Director at The Billington Group said: “We are delighted to be involved with this project. We have seen how well the other sites have developed and are excited to help build a leading centre for our community.”

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B&M

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B&M WASTE SERVICES

B&M Waste Services is not only donating a valuable revenue contribution, but spreading the word about the Youth Zone across the borough with dedicated branding about the new facility on its vehicles. Ken Curtis, Director of B&M Waste Services said: “Our staff are keen to volunteer once the Youth Zone is open and to support Wirral’s young people to ensure they reach their full potential. We are proud to be working with such a great cause.”

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Duchess

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ANNE DUCHESS OF WESTMINSTER’S CHARITY

Anne Duchess of Westminster’s Charity is the latest high profile organisation to back Wirral Youth Zone as a Founder Patron. Tim Marshall, Chair of trustees said: “We are delighted to be able to make a significant contribution to The Hive in the knowledge that the benefits for the entire community will be long lasting and far reaching.”

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Andrew Collinge

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ANDREW COLLINGE HARIDRESSING

Twice British Hairdresser of the Year and Creative Director of a chain of award winning hairdressing salons, Andrew Collinge, is the latest high profile businessman to join us as a Founder Patron. As well as providing financial support, Andrew has vowed to deliver training sessions in hairdressing for Wirral’s young people in conjunction with tutors from the hugely successful Andrew Collinge training salons.

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Park Group

PARK GROUP

Park Group business is one of the UK’s leading multi-retailer voucher and prepaid gift card business, focused on the corporate gift and Christmas savings markets and sales are generated through the internet, direct sales force and agents.

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West Wallacey Car Hire

WEST WALLASEY CAR HIRE

West Wallasey currently operates a fleet of over 12,000 cars and light commercial vehicles from a single facility in Wirral. And now, West Wallasey, who has become the 16th founder patron, is driving the Wirral Youth Zone project forward.

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Hill Dickinson

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HILL DICKINSON LAW FIRM

The Hive Youth Zone General Manager, Stuart Barnes, joined international law firm Hill Dickinson to go the extra mile in aid of Wirral Youth Zone cycling the 150 mile Coast to Coast challenge from Workington to Sunderland to raise over £7,000 for Wirral’s young people.

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Progress to Excellence

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PROGRESS TO EXCELLENCE

Progress to Excellence Ltd was established in 1997 in Birkenhead and has more than 20 years of experience and success in providing training and assessment for organisations.

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Barton Family

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The Barton Family

We are delighted to welcome The Barton Family to our family of Founder Patrons. Without their support this project would not have been possible. Thank you to the whole family.

RUSSELL TAYLOR GROUP

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Russell Taylor Group

Russell Taylor Group recently joined our ever-growing family of Founder Patrons and are delighted to do so.

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CAPITAL SUPPORTERS

BIBBY LINE

BIBBY LINE GROUP

Bibby Line Group is a £1.715bn turnover business, operating in more than 20 countries, employing 6,700 people. The group has kindly invested in the young people of Wirral and its support is much appreciated – without them we cannot give young people the opportunity to lead healthier, happier lives.

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THE JOHNSON FOUNDATION

THE JOHNSON FOUNDATION

Peter Johnson is a Birkenhead-based businessman and the founder of The Johnson Foundation. Peter has vast business experience and was the former Chairman of both Everton FC and Tranmere Rovers FC. His support is greatly valued.

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LORD LEVERHULME'S

LORD LEVERHULME’S CHARITABLE TRUST

A big thanks to the Lord Leverhulme’s Charitable Trust for their capital support to Wirral’s young people.

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UBS

UBS

Charities and companies around the world look to UBS to provide them with the advice, expertise and opportunities they need to protect and grow their success. A huge thanks to UBS for its support in helping the young people of Wirral and the surrounding area.

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WIRRAL COUNCIL

WIRRAL COUNCIL

A big thanks to Wirral Council for its significant capital contribution. The Council’s involvement is crucial in the development of our Youth Zone, without them Wirral’s young people would not have somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to.

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THE LINBURY TRUST

THE LINBURY TRUST

The Linbury Trust is a charitable trust established in 1973 by Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover KG and his wife, Lady Sainsbury, CBE. It has grants totalling more than £100 million and we are incredibly grateful for their support.

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THE ONSIDE

THE ONSIDE FOUNDATION

The OnSide Foundation invests in new Youth Zones by flowing capital grants raised by OnSide to new projects. The Foundation recently raised £1million from The Queen’s Trust, The Holroyd Foundation and St James’s Place Foundation for the benefit of Wirral Youth Zone.

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THE QUEEN'S TRUST

THE QUEEN’S TRUST

The Queen’s Trust has backed our charity to the tune of £500,000 to help make Wirral Youth Zone a reality in Birkenhead. The Queen’s Trust was set up in 1977 to help fund charities which ‘help young people help others’. At today’s prices, over £100m has been raised.

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ST JAMES'S

ST JAMES’S PLACE FOUNDATION

The St. James’s Place Foundation has donated £500,000 to the Youth Zone. The St. James’s Place Foundation is the grant-making charitable arm of the St. James’s Place Wealth Management Group and has raised over £30 million.

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JOHN SYVRET CBE

JOHN SYVRET CBE

John Syvret CBE is a Trustee and it’s fitting he was born and brought up in Birkenhead and now lives in Wirral. John has vast business experience and is currently Chief Executive of  ship-building company Cammell Laird Ltd. You can read our Youth Zone board profiles by clicking here.

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HOLROYD FOUNDATION

HOLROYD FOUNDATION

Bill Holroyd is the founder of The Holroyd Foundation and Chairman of OnSide Youth Zones – the parent charity of the Youth Zone Network in which The Hive is a part of. Bill has been an investor of over 25 companies and was included in the Coutts Million Dollars Donors Report.

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MERSEYSIDE FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE

MERSEYSIDE FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service is generously supplying us with the land located next to the new fire station on Exmouth St, in the centre of Birkenhead to build Wirral’s new Youth Zone – without this the project would not be possible.

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NORTH WEST AMBULANCE SERVICE NHS TRUST

NORTH WEST AMBULANCE SERVICE NHS TRUST

The North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) NHS Trust was established on 1 July 2006, by the merger of ambulance trusts from Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside, Cumbria and Lancashire. They currently employ over 4,900 staff.

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