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We are particularly grateful to the following founding Corporate Partnership Club Members:

West Midland Safari Park and the Severn Valley Railway have a close relationship being neighbouring attractions and having collaborated on several occasions - such as during the Olympic Torch relay in 2012.
Spanning two hundred acres comprising of a four-mile safari home to lions, tigers, giraffe, elephant, rhino and many more, there’s a Discovery Trail complete with all-weather exhibits, animal encounters and live shows; as well as an African Village and Theme Park. Most recently added is the UK's largest animatronic dinosaur attraction.

They are, however, most well known for their efforts in conservation and houses many animals that are on the IUCN's endangered or critically endangered list, this is besides winning 37 awards to date, including the UK’s Best Animal Attraction three times!

Arthur J. Gallagher is the brand name for the international broking and underwriting division of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG) — a division that covers territories outside of the United States and stretches from the UK to Australia, from Canada to the Caribbean, and from Latin America to Asia, employing more than 6850 staff. As part of one of the world’s largest insurance brokerage and risk management companies, which employs more than 20,000 people worldwide, they benefit from significant international reach and a global network that can offer client service capabilities in more than 140 countries.

First Service was set up in March 2005 as specialists in the distribution of branded ice cream to the leisure sector. They are based in Worcestershire and offer a regular delivery service around the Midlands and during peak season times they also offer Saturday deliveries. As a close, hard working team including telesales, drivers and managers they offer a wealth of experience and knowledge of the ice cream market and can advise on how to maximise sales and profits.

Founded in 1865 to finance trade between Asia and the West, today HSBC is one of the world's largest banking and financial services organisations serving some 52 million customers. Our aim is to be acknowledged as the world's leading international bank. Headquartered in London, HSBC operates through long-established businesses and an international network of more than 6,200 offices in 74 countries and territories.

The Allelys Group has grown to be one of the largest haulage and transport companies in the United Kingdom. As specialists in the haulage and transport industry our team of professionals has the ability to understand the needs and expectations of our customers. We are dedicated to providing our customers with a professional and reliable service.

Thursfields Legal Limited is one of the region's most long established and reputable law firms. With over 100 staff in 5 offices across Worcestershire, we have the resources and expertise to provide a full range of legal services to you and your business.

Severn Trent was formed in 1974 as a regional, state-owned water authority based in Birmingham and responsible for water management and supply, and waste water treatment and disposal, in the catchment areas of two of Britain's largest rivers - the Severn and the Trent.

Walsh Construction specialises in providing civil engineering support to large and small projects in the Three Counties and surrounding areas. It’s a job they’ve been doing proudly for over 50 years, working for both the public and private sectors. Their goal is to provide cost effective, dependable solutions for a wide variety of civil engineering tasks, but particularly ‘essentials’ such as groundworks and surfacing where quality and price are the key elements.

Coalyard Minature Railway 7 1/4 inch.

The line first opened in 1988 at the Severn Valley Railway’s Kidderminster Station, getting its name from a coal merchant who used to operate alongside the terminus station until he left the site in 2004. The line is approximately 500 yards long with a new extension recently opened. The line is parallel and close to the main SVR running tracks which at times allows parallel running between the miniature railway locomotives and SVR locomotives.

Philip Dennis is a family owned regional wholesaler, supplying customers throughout the South West, Oxfordshire and the Midlands with a complete range of frozen, chilled, and ambient foods together with fresh meat from Dennis Family Butchers and fresh fish from Dennis Family Fishmongers.

Formed in 1981, Menzies Nunn Ltd. have over 30 years of experiences in the printing sector, specialising in litho and digital printing at competitive prices in high quality to clients all throughout the UK. They print everything from stationery and business cards to brochures and calendars. They take pride in their customer service with staff dedicated to going beyond the call of duty to deliver an impressive customer experience from start to finish.

Higgs & Sons was established in 1875 in the heart of the Black Country, an area characterised by steel mills and iron foundries. They are an award winning law firm, being crowned Birmingham Law Society “Law Firm of the Year” in 2011 and having recently been awarded “Midlands Corporate Law Firm of the Year”.

Handelsbanken is a full-service bank with a decentralised way of working, a strong local presence due to a nationwide network of around 175 branches and a long-term approach to customer relations. Founded in 1871, Handelsbanken is one of Sweden's leading banks with over 800 branches in 24 countries, and more than 11,500 employees. Handelsbanken commenced operations in Great Britain in 1982.

Bathams Brewery is a brewer, established in 1877 and based in Brierley Hill, West Midlands. The company produces three beers all of which are cask conditioned, Best Bitter and Mild are year-round whilst XXX is a Christmas special. The Best Bitter won its highly contested class at the Great British Beer Festival in 1991.

Sanctuary Housing lies at the heart of the Sanctuary Group's business. With regional operations based in the communities in which they operate, the company manages homes across England and Scotland, providing general rented, sheltered and home ownership accommodation.

Severn Communications are a Midlands-based, full-service marketing communications agency delivering informed, effective and award-winning communications campaigns. Their team offers an exceptionally wide range of full-service marketing communications experience and are passionate about the clients accounts they work on. “Doing a great job is what makes us sleep at night”.

Midland News Association (also known as MNA Media) is Britain’s largest independent regional news company. It publishes the UK's biggest-selling regional daily newspaper the Express & Star and its’ sister title the Shropshire Star, as well as 16 weekly titles and the monthly Wolverhampton Magazine and Shropshire Magazine.

Hewett Recruitment offer temporary and permanent recruitment solutions from the shop floor to the boardroom within the Worcestershire area. Their team of professional consultants have an outstanding reputation for delivering “Recognisably Better Service”. The company believes in coaching and developing their own people through the “Hewett Academy” and external providers to enable them to reach their full potential.

Bewdley Brewery is a small group of people passionate about beer so much so that they decided to bring a brewery back to Bewdley the first in 96 years. Bewdley Brewery beer is made from the very best raw materials which produces quality beer of varying strengths, colours and most importantly taste. "Together we bring years of experience from within the industry and by just enjoying a good quality pint"!

Oakleys Fuels acquired its first road tanker in 1969 and from its small depot in Shrewsbury, started selling heating and automotive fuels to homes, farms and industry. A family owned business, built up over the years by providing a consistently high level of service to an increasing number of customers Oakleys is proud of their history and remain mindful of their core values of courtesy, integrity and fair mindedness.

Established in 1999, hotelshopUK is a privately owned company based in Droitwich, Worcestershire which specialises in booking 2-5 star accommodation and short breaks throughout the UK for both the leisure and corporate traveller. The owner of hotelshop UK Ltd, Vivienne Hudson was formerly voted Worcestershire Business Woman of the Year.

Hobsons Brewery is an independent brewery producing cask-conditioned ales of character using traditional methods and knowledge that have been handed down over the centuries. Hobsons is commited to producing top quality beers, and are also dedicated to implementing eco-friendly policies to help reduce their carbon footprint. Since inception in 1993, they have grown rapidly and won many awards, including the prestigious CAMRA Beer of Britain for their popular Hobsons Mild.

Nexus Creative is a results driven marketing agency based in Worcester. They offer an integrated marketing service including brand development, graphic design, website design, on-line developments, digital marketing, search engine optimisation and media management. They pride themselves on providing solutions that deliver return on investment.

Hills Ford is a relatively new entrant to the car retail market with showrooms in Malvern and Kidderminster, Worcestershire. Due to their fantastic service and extensive range of new and used cars, as well as commercial vehicles, from one of Britain’s most popular car manufacturers, they have quickly gained a loyal following of customers.

EFG Harris Allday is the investment management and stockbroking division of EFG Private Bank Limited which is the UK-based private banking arm of EFG International. Headquartered in London, it has subsidiaries in Jersey and Guernsey, as well as a network of offices in Birmingham, Bridgnorth, Ombersley and Wolverhampton. Its activities encompass banking and credit, financial planning, investment management, offshore trust and company formation and management.

 

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