Staff at corporate member Biesse Group UK have raised over £2,000 for our Step 2 It campaign by participating in a virtual 1,053-mile journey from its UK headquarters in Daventry to its group headquarters in Pesaro, Italy.
Biesse Group UK, also a Gold sponsor of the Step 2 It campaign, challenged its employees to contribute to the journey by walking, cycling or running locally while raising money.
The activity took place between August to October 2021 and they kindly pledged to donate £1 for every mile completed on top of what members of the team raised.
Steve Bulmer, managing director of Biesse Group UK, said: “We feel delighted that we have raised £2,206 to help people within the furnishings industry. We have gladly donated our funds to The Furniture Makers’ Company, an excellent charity that we fully support.
“We felt that that it was important to support the Step 2 It campaign as a Gold Sponsor because it’s a fun way of getting people involved with the charity whilst raising money for this important cause. We wanted to be part of this campaign because not only are we corporate members of the Furniture Makers’ Company, but we also want to fully support the industry and to help those working in it. We thought a fun, flexible, and easily accessible activity for our staff would be a great way to support the campaign.”
Biesse Group is a multinational leader in technology for the processing of wood, glass, stone, metal and technological materials. With its head office located in Pesaro, it operates through 12 manufacturing facilities with 39 subsidiaries around the world, including Biesse Group UK.