We are lucky enough at Prevent Breast Cancer to have relationships with some fantastic companies and organisations! Have a look at how our partners support us.
This page is dedicated to some of these business – and here you can find out what they are doing to support us.
Please consider joining this elite bunch of businesses who are all helping to create a breast cancer free future for the next generation.
I am Ailsa, a local wedding and portrait photographer. I was introduced to Prevent Breast Cancer (formerly known as Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention) when my sister was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a double mastectomy. Soon after I went for a family risk assessment and was found to have a higher than usual risk for cancer, I now have annual mammograms as a result.
I think the emphasis on prevention is so important – It encourages people to take control of their lives and fosters hope.
I love telling peoples stories through photographs and I’m looking forward to documenting events and supporters journeys, and in turn, raising awareness and supporting the vital work that Prevent Breast Cancer do.Close
Alliotts is an independent accountancy and business advisory practise based in London and Guildford.
They are active supporters of Prevent Breast Cancer in memory of a dear friend and work colleague Debbie Rennox who sadly lost her battle to breast cancer in August 2014.
Staff at Alliotts have supported Prevent Breast Cancer through some fantastic fundraising efforts such as the London Marathon 2015.
To read more about their work, please visit http://www.alliotts.com/.
Prevent Breast Cancer and Beaverbrooks. A partnership we are proud of, grateful for and humbled to have.
Beaverbrooks the Jewellers, and their accompanying Charitable Trust have been wonderful supporters of Prevent Breast Cancer for over 10 years and have helped raise over £35,000 for our breast cancer research.
Known regionally and nationally, Beaverbrooks are a family-run business who sell exquisite jewellery and watches. In existence for almost 100 years they are a business with a difference, who make a difference to local charities.
They are generous and, most importantly, interested in our research and we are so grateful to have them as one of our Corporate Supporters.
For more information, please visit their website, http://www.beaverbrooks.co.uk/.Close
LIVE WINE, LOVE PEOPLE
In theory, we’re a wine business, but really, we’re a people business. Our wine is the product of our people.
They travel the world over. They grow, harvest, make, blend and bottle. They build fantastic relationships with amazing produces. And along the way, they pick up a good story or two. All of which we bottle for you.
It’s taught us that it’s easy to make inexpensive wine. But it’s much more difficult to make good wine inexpensively. Yet this is what we pursue with passion. Because we all believe all people should be able to drink good wine.
We are wine people after all.
At Boutinot, we try quite hard to have a personality rather than a corporate identity. Our DNA is a special mix of people and wines, and we intend to keep it that way. Our business evolves around our values and passion for great quality. Our people share the values we place on our wines – authentic, individual, slightly wonky or different at times, but always with a heart. Boutinot is a vibrant and growing international business, full of passionate and friendly people, who are want to make a difference.
Here are a few words from Michelle at Boutinot –
After speaking to the charity and reading all the information, I realised that the statistics of the disease are a lot worse than I knew. The work that Prevent Breast Cancer do helping those affected with their everyday lives is amazing and I wanted to help. Whilst the amount I could do was little it was still a little more help. If I could only raise enough for one person to have a scan then that is one person helped!
As a business we do support a couple of charities already but this is one close to my heart, one that I personally wanted to help to continue to make changes to people’s lives.Close
When BCL Office Moving moved Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention and the Nightingale Centre from Withington Hospital to Wythenshawe Hospital in 2007, BCL Managing Director Rod Seeland and stepson Mike Bellis were both hands-on with the move. They had no way of knowing how important Genesis [Now Prevent Breast Cancer] would become to their family.
In 2010, Rod’s sister-in-law Tracy Thornley wasdiagnosed with breast cancer. It was in remission until December 2012, when the devastating news arrived that it had spread to her spine, pelvis and femur.
Rod and his wife Ange felt moved to do something, and decided to run the 2013 Bupa Great Manchester Run to raise money for Prevent Breast Cancer. At the same time, BCL’s parent company, John Bradshaw & Son, were looking for a charity they could support and assist.
With their personal and professional ties to the charity, it was an easy choice to select Genesis as the chosen charity for the company. John Bradshaw & Son have two businesses: BCL Office Moving and Britannia Bradshaw International Removals & Storage. BCL Office Moving is a commercial removals and archive storage company with offices in Manchester, Birmingham and London.
Britannia Bradshaw International Removals & Storage is a household removals company with offices in Manchester and Birmingham. As removal companies, there are BCL and Britannia Bradshaw trucks on the road every day in towns and cities throughout the UK, as well as in Europe. So it was fantastic news to hear that they would be painting a van from each brand in Genesis pink! These trucks have the Genesis logo, website and JustGiving information on them, along with the corporate branding, helping to raise awareness of the charity up and down the UK, and beyond.
Mike Andrews, Managing Director of John Bradshaw & Son explained why the company chose such a public and long-term commitment to Prevent Breast Cancer: “It is easy to say we support a charity and simply donate money from time to time. We’ve always raised money for various charities, but we wanted our staff to feel they’re a part of something important and that we’re doing more than simply looking at profits. With 1 in 10 women affected by breast cancer, everyone will be touched by it at some point in their lives. We’re hoping our partnership with Genesis [now Prevent Breast Cancer] will help make a difference in reducing that number. “
Rod Seeland, Managing Director of BCL says about the partnership: “It is an honour to be able to assist Genesis [now Prevent Breast Cancer] by getting their name out in front of the public and raise awareness for the great work being done.”
So please look out for the two large Pink Genesis Removal trucks, which are driving around the country now!
To find out more about BCL – please click here
The very heart of Chapeau Events philosophy is personal achievement! Whether fundraising for a particular goal; discovering your inner excitement; fulfilling your desire to explore in the saddle; see countries; experience cultures; or simply embarking on an adventure you are completely novice to.
Chapeau Events is passionate about the benefits that cycling challenges can bring, from fulfilling your personal ambitions, to the health and wellbeing of taking part; or simply through the excitement of a challenge adventure. We want you to have your own unique experience on our events to allow yourself to reach the limits of your expectations. This is why we personally ride every inch of all our routes. We select all the hotels for your comfort and relaxation after long days and we ensure all your meals provide you with the correct sustenance to keep you energised. We even offer you alternative routes on our rides to rubberstamp that unique experience!
The phenomenal care in putting all the details in place really shows through our extensive planning, research, fact-finding and training…all a sign of our commitment to providing an event where your enjoyment, value for money and safety come first. It’s a telling reason why our customers return to us and it’s no exaggeration to say that our events crew can make a world of difference to the enjoyment of your holiday – so we choose them carefully.
This is what they have to say, and oh, did we mention that they provide all our delicious cakes, sandwiches and pastries for our Coffee Shop at The Nightingale Centre!Close
The Forum Nursery is part of the Midcounties Co-operative, which owns and operates The Co-operative Childcare, with nurseries nationwide.
The nursery has a dedicated team of 37 colleagues who help each child to have the best start in life by providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
A purpose built nursery within the Forum Centre; they offer a light and airy environment with good quality furniture and fittings inside and exciting outdoor areas for children to explore. Opening hours are designed to suit parents who are returning to work or training and they offer sessional care if you simply wish to give your child the exciting and stimulating experience of socialising, experimenting and learning new things with other pre-school children.
They have now decided to support Prevent Breast Cancer as their community charity as a lot of their colleagues have been affected by breast cancer making it a cause close to their hearts.Close
Charley Wood underwent a preventative double mastectomy at the young age of 26 after receiving the news that she had an 85% chance of developing breast cancer.
Charley very bravely decided to keep a blog and photo journal of her recovery as a means of highlighting the realities of her decision, which she hoped would be able to help others considering the operation. You can find her blog at : https://theyarenottwinstheyaresisters.wordpress.com
Since her operation and recovery, Charley has been ploughing all her energies into her business called Drain Dollies. Drain Dollies are beautiful bags that hold post surgical drains, and Charley has pledged to donate 10% of all sales to us here at Prevent Breast Cancer.
For further information, please see www.draindollies.co.uk and buy yours today. There is also a small selection available at our gift shop in The Nightingale Centre.
A bit about Fox Graphics Design & Marketing –
Developing your marketing opportunities
We listen, we listen, and listen some more, then understand the client¹s needs, taking the time to gain an insight and develop strategic design solutions to help business grow and thrive. It is so simple if women can catch breast cancer early, especially if there is history already in the family.We can help you enhance and expand your image/message and take your business into new markets while consolidating your position on all media platforms along side traditional methods.
Design adds value and we¹re here to help businesses improve and strengthen their market communication and message. Design & Marketing strategies involving branding, websites, direct marketing, exhibitions, supporting marketing material designed to build and bolster brands. Digital e-literature; e-branding; social media; animation/video digital messages & photography.
Each job is unique and we apply an individual, innovative approach for all our work, across different sectors, for a wide range of clients, we do not design to trend, we design to 10 15 years into the future.
Creative concepts and communication we fully project manage your design and marketing activity.
A few words from Kate Fox of Fox Graphics Design –
The reason I chose Prevent Breast Cancer is that I have been interested in supporting it before, but I previously supporting 2 children’s charities. Recently a very close friend died of breast cancer, as unfortunately she had the type that was not curable. She was a doctor also, having helped so many people, she was unable to survive to help herself, no one could. It is so simple – if women could only detect breast cancer early, especially if there is history already in the family.
If we can help raise some awareness and encourage other companies to help, there will be more ripples on the pond.Close
Inspired by the traditional grand cafes of Europe, Gusto is all about making the everyday exquisite. See, we believe being grand doesn’t have to be a big deal. Our classic and contemporary Italian menu takes fresh, carefully selected, simple ingredients to create the best tasting food around. And our timeless, classic surroundings make any occasion – whether it’s a family lunch or dinner for two – feel special.
Gusto have supported Prevent Breast Cancer over the past few years, and the journey has been very tasty!
As well as holding delicious afternoon teas, the Alderley Edge restaurant chose Prevent Breast Cancer as their Christmas charity in 2015. Over £1000 was donated thanks to their customers who opted in and accepted an additional £1 to be added to their dining bills. We would like to thank the restaurants in Alderley Edge, Cheadle and Manchester for their ongoing support and the gift donations. To find out more about Gusto please visit: www.gustorestaurants.uk.comClose
I love Cheadle Hulme is a fusion of local features magazine, business, trade and service directory and a community portal, all on one. With a strong growth in visitor numbers, they are the leading website for all things Cheadle Hulme – http://www.ilovecheadlehulme.com/
Wendy Green is the founder of, and driving force behind the well-known Moxie Mingle Networking group and ILoveBramhall , the quintessential go-to website for all things Bramhall, and is now bringing that same dynamism and sense of community to Cheadle Hulme.
I Love Cheadle Hulme first joined forces with Prevent Breast Cancer in 2016 with Paint Cheadle Hulme Pink. This was an awareness and fundraising campaign to celebrate our charity’s 20th anniversary. I Love Cheadle Hulme encouraged all businesses and their staff in Cheadle Hulme, to take part in some PINK fundraising in and around Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the October. This was an opportunity for everyone to create some fun activities which helped raise attention and funds towards a future without breast cancer.
The event was such a success, raising over £14, 000, that it was repeated in 2017!
So thank you I Love Cheadle Hulme, your support is truly wonderful.
Jackson-Stops & Staff estate agents in Hale is located in a newly refurbished double fronted office in the heart of the village, in a prominent location on Ashley Road.
As the only independent national estate agents in south Manchester, the Jackson-Stops & Staff Hale office provides a unique service specialising in the sale of architecturally-designed new homes, listed properties, town houses, country homes, farmhouses, cottages and more. With a growing portfolio of properties for sale in Hale, Bowdon, Lymm, Altrincham and across Cheshire, the office is one of the most prominent and professional estate agents in Hale.
In 2016 during #PaintHalePink, they donated 3% of their commissions from every property instructed during the month of October, and then again in 2017, they donated 3% of their net fees during September and October to the charity.
We honestly can’t thank them enough!Close
Jarden Consumer Solutions have been a committed proactive supporter of the charity since 2016.
Their kindness and generosity in helping to raise much needed funds has been actively supported throughout the business. They have organised in-house events, donated much needed prizes along with taking part in many external events.
Jarden Consumer Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of Newell Brands Inc. Their well-known brands include: Bionaire®, Breville®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, and they’re always looking for solutions to help make consumers’ lives easier, safer and fun. For nearly 100 years, consumers have trusted their brands and products, and they’re proud to be a part of their lives.Close
JMW Solicitors LLP is a leading Manchester law firm and we offer a broad range of legal services. We are able to deal with small everyday matters or complex transactions involving many legal areas. Our clients range from private individuals, from all walks of life, through to SMEs and major companies. Our legal teams have a communicative and enthusiastic approach and know how delicate a personal legal matter can be. We place the uppermost value on building close working relationships with our clients and are there for the ordinary issues, as well as the extraordinary ones. We are delighted to help clients of Prevent with their legal matters. We can help you buy a house, make a will, or assist you with a driving offense or a family issue such as a divorce. Please go to www.jmw.co.uk to see the range of legal services we can provide for you and your family or call our team on 0345 402 0001.
The John Lewis Partnership have been a huge supporter of Prevent Breast Cancer for many years.
From many indoor miles that have been cycled within the London HQ office walls, to individual store activities, the staff at John Lewis really know how to fund raise and we are delighted that their efforts are helping us to create a breast cancer free future for the next generation.
On a more local level, members of staff from our neighbouring stores in both Trafford and Cheadle have welcomed us into their stores and let us hold awareness tables, meaning we’ve been able to talk to their customers about why our charity exists. Cheadle also recently held a fashion show in aid of Prevent Breast Cancer, with Trafford holding their’s soon.
For further information on John Lewis click here.Close
Jon Richard have been an avid supporter of Prevent Breast Cancer over the last few years and have in that time supported us in many different ways.
From sponsoring our quarterly newsletters, donating event favours and raffles prizes, to attending our Ladies Lunches; the Jon Richard staff really love to get stuck in! If that wasn’t energetic enough, some of their staff have even took on a Colour Run for the charity.
Click here for more information about Jon Richard.Close
Mediacom is a Content and Connections Agency who in 2016, helped Prevent Breast Cancer improve all aspects of our digital presence, and all pro-bono!
Prevent Breast Cancer are so grateful to Mediacom for all their support and involvement with the charity. Our digital presence is truly thanks to them!
They describe themselves as:
We believe that everything is connected. And that means a media agency has to think and operate in an entirely new way. So new that we don’t even call ourselves a media agency anymore. We call ourselves The Content + Connections Agency.
That’s our shorthand way of saying that we have a unique approach to planning and buying across paid, owned and earned media, which can optimise our clients’ entire system of content and connections – not just the individual channel silos within them.
For us, “content” is the fuel for high-performing communications systems. It refers to any form of consumer messaging that connects brands with their consumers. “Connections” is how we guide the content around the system. It’s about having a closed-loop distribution strategy, ensuring there are no dead ends or wastage.
We do this by taking a step back and seeing the bigger picture, designing the content with the connection in mind.
We call this Systems Thinking – and it’s proven to transform communications effectiveness.
Mini Sport Ltd. is the world’s premier Mini specialist, servicing more than 100 countries with Mini parts as well as restoration, repair and servicing of Minis. Astonishingly, it remains a family business and is based in Lancashire. You can find out more here.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in business, the company decided to host a special silent auction for Prevent Breast Cancer after its founder, Heather Harper, successfully battled breast cancer under the care of our very own chairman, Lester Barr. Mini Sport auctioned off 20 unique and intricate aluminium models which were made in their factory.
Replicas of the historic rally Mini ‘NCK’, the aluminium models took around 600 hours to design and manufacture. They became the table centrepieces at the company’s anniversary gala before being silently auctioned, with the 20 highest bidders each walking away with this unique piece of Mini history and raising over £21,000 for the charity during the fundraiser.
This auction helped to raise a staggering £21,000 for Prevent Breast Cancer. The company have also chosen to make Prevent Breast Cancer their charity of the year.
Heather said: “When we celebrated 50 years in business, the family decided to make part of the evening a fundraising event, and asked me which charity I most wanted to support. I had no hesitation in putting forward Prevent Breast Cancer. For myself, my husband and family, it is a small gesture of appreciation for all the care and understanding extended by Mr Barr and his team during the past two and half years, and still ongoing. It’s important to me to help fund current research which will hopefully result in saving others in the years ahead.”
We are incredibly grateful to Mini Sport for their support and look forward to continuing to work with them in the future.Close
Order.Beer is a place where you can order beer online and have it delivered to your door.
We also provide a supportive platform for microbreweries to help them increase sales and covering areas from e-commerce to export. Our vision is “Connecting local breweries to global doors” with a particular focus on collaboration.
If you want to find out more please visit Order.Beer
Why Order.Beer wants to support Prevent Breast Cancer
We are delighted to be able to support Prevent Breast Cancer as it is not only supporting a cause which has affected friends and family members in many circles but also because we have met the people behind it and understand the great work they are doing.
Raising profile and awareness is crucial and if we can help in anyway to do this then that is fantastic. We will be helping with prizes and promotions and have some more ideas for the future of what we see as a long term partnership.Close
The FUNKrasier Ball in March this year celebrated our 20th Anniversary, held at the Hilton Deansgate with over 400 people in attendance. Piccolino very kindly gave all of our guests a dining club card pre-loaded with £20 credit on each and every one. That’s over £8000 worth of delicious goodness right there! Thank you to Simone Farrington and all at Piccolino HQ!
Pixel Inspiration worked with Prevent Breast Cancer to produce a new digital campaign that launched our new name, new look and our aims for the future in 2016.
Here is a little bit of information about them:
Established in 2004, Pixel Inspiration was created by the founding partners, Frank Emerson (MD), Nikk Smith (Technical Director), Barry Bugg (Operations Director) and Darren Thomason (Creative Director). The company’s mission was to become the UK’s leading implementer of digital signage and out of home media solutions with three main benchmarks:
- Outstanding customer service
- The best price performance solution
- The right content in the right place at the lowest total cost
We have every skill required to implement nationwide advanced, data driven digital media solutions including technical consultancy, project management, content design & production, installation and maintenance services, all covered under the banner of our Managed Digital Signage service. We believe that digital signage should be an integral part of a businesses larger communication strategy and, as such, we provide the tools and techniques needed to integrate digital media with your business at the lowest possible cost.
We use SCALA software as the basis for the majority of our work as it’s one of the most stable, scalable and extensible software solutions with over 20 years of development behind it. We are a Scala platinum partner (the highest level available).
Importantly, we have a close partnership with some of the world’s leading visual psychologists. We’re constantly investigating what works best when it comes to content for digital signs. If you want to find out more about this visit our Research & Understanding section.Close
Puremaison are a reliable, top quality and professional cleaners. They employ a dedicated and long standing team of cleaners and support staff.
This year they will be supporting Prevent Breast Cancer by taking in sport events, challenge events and in-house fundraising.
To find out more about Puremaison please visit their website.Close
Roberts Bakery have been long term supporters of Prevent Breast Cancer and we know we wouldn’t be where we are today without their help!
In 2015-16 they carried dedicated pink packaging and messaging across five million wholemeal loaves and raised £50,000 to help fund our ground-breaking gene-based research. Click here to find out more.
Lindsay Occleston, a member of the Roberts family of bakers, tells us how they have been supporting the charity since 2010.
Roberts Bakery is a family business based in the heart of Cheshire since 1887. While we’re kept busy making delicious bread, rolls and bakery treats for the people of Cheshire and beyond, the staff are also committed to supporting good causes. In 2010, almost by accident, we happened to be introduced to Prevent Breast Cancer and several of us said what a fantastic charity it would be to support. And from there a partnership was born!
Our first fundraising event was our inaugural charity ball in September 2011. The ball attracted 250 guests, with live entertainment and dancing into the small hours. We were delighted that this first attempt raised £23,000 for Prevent Breast Cancer. It meant that Roberts Bakery was able to fund the first of a three year study into genetic variants and breast density, both of which are believed to be factors that can cause breast cancer.
So as 2012 loomed, the staff thought what shall we try this year?! This time we decided to participate in the Million Miles Challenge and get active to support the charity. After much deliberating, a group of us thought it would be a great idea to cycle from the bakery in Northwich to the base of Snowdon, then walk up the mountain to the summit (and the highest peak in England and Wales!) the following day. With the cycle and walk taking place in midsummer, the staff hoped the sun would be shining and the weather would be warm as we took on our challenge. How wrong we were! A team of 25 or so cyclists battled our way through harsh winds and constant rain to reach Snowdon and the following day, we were joined by another 20 hardy participants to walk 3500 feet into mist and driving rain.
Despite the weather, it was a weekend none of us will forget. We were absolutely over the moon to raise £15,000 for Prevent Breast Cancer and privileged to see this money go towards the PROCAS Study.
We all look forward to the day when breast cancer is consigned to history and knowing that we have played our part in helping make 1 in 9, none in 9.
To find out more information about Roberts Bakery, please click here
See-Saw is a luxury designer lingerie, nightwear and swimwear boutique in the heart of Hale village, Cheshire. Their aim is to make shopping for beautiful lingerie and swimwear a hassle-free and enjoyable experience, and their knowledgeable and friendly staff will make sure that you are well looked after.
Johanna Bolhoven, who leads the team, has played a huge part in helping “Paint Hale Pink” be a huge success each year, encouraging other businesses in Hale to go pink and organise fundraising events to raise awareness for Prevent Breast Cancer.
Johanna said: “Paint Hale Pink is a wonderful initiative for the shops, restaurants and businesses in Hale; it helps create a real community spirit as well as providing essential support for the wonderful research going ahead at The Nightingale Centre funded by Prevent Breast Cancer. Every October during Breast Cancer Awareness month sees a week of fundraising fun including pink window displays, staff dress, cake sales, competitions and promotions, super clubs and much more.”
See-Saw Lingerie also sell Prevent Breast Cancer Christmas cards every year, which is a great help for the charity!Close
Prevent Breast Cancer were Stagecoach Manchester’s official charity partner in 2016-2017, raising an amazing £21,000.00 in the process. From Drive-Thru cinemas, to drivers dressing up as Father Christmas, all staff really took the charity to heart.
Talking about the new charity partnership at the time, Stagecoach Manchester Managing Director, Christopher Bowles, said: “Every two years Stagecoach Manchester staff vote to support a new charity and Prevent Breast Cancer has been chosen this time around, with the whole workforce already showing an overwhelming amount of support.
Breast cancer is a disease that unfortunately touches so many people each year and the positive impact this charity has in the local community is a key reason why we received so many votes for Prevent Breast Cancer to become our charity partner. I know there’s a series of fundraising opportunities pencilled in which drivers and office workers alike are looking forward to’.
For further information on Stagecoach UK Bus visit www.stagecoachbus.com @stagecoachGM #MyGreaterManchesterClose
Talbot Underwriting Ltd is an industry leading insurance and reinsurance specialist.
Operating in the Lloyd’s Insurance Market through Syndicate 1183, Talbot writes a broad range of insurance and reinsurance classes of business. In particular, they write a comprehensive marine account complemented by property, construction, contingency, accident and health, financial institutions, aviation and treaty reinsurance.
Prevent Breast Cancer are extremely grateful to Talbot Validus for their financial support over the years. Their support has contributed to two key research projects which are bringing us ever closer to a breast cancer free future.
You can find out more about the company here.
Turner Parkinson, established in Manchester in 1995, is a business law firm with market leading strength in offering commercial advice to businesses and business owners. Their business is based on the principles of effective response and action; the delivery of high-quality commercial services, on time and on budget and in a personable and supportive manner.
Turner Parkinson are very much looking forward to working with Prevent Breast Cancer and championing our cause.
To find out more about the firm, please visit their website – http://www.tp.co.uk