Construction Sport – The Founding Partners
In September 2019 Construction Sport Founder Steve Kerslake was on the verge of gaining official charity status, with this part of the plan coming to fruition it was time to source avenues for much needed funding.
Opting not to go down the typical route of charitable grants and bucket shaking Steve did things the way he has been known to do things many times, the hard way!
Literally knocking door to door approaching construction businesses asking them to back a very loose, unheard-of way of addressing the mental health in the construction sector, as many people did, they told Steve in a polite way to Foxtrot Oscar. Completely understandable, for Steve’s head and ideas are very much from a very different place to your average member of society.
However, there was a breakthrough! A lifeline! A little bit of hope!
5 people, 5 directors of 4 construction businesses, not so much believed in Steve, but probably just felt a little bit sorry for him. They leant out their hand to help get things moving. Big breakthrough, However, just a few months into the new partnership and very soon after the launch event of 2020 the world shut down due to covid.
Everything planned came crashing down, however these four businesses did not questioning a thing, they simply said hold tight we are here, and we will see this through together, when we come out the other side buy us a beer.
Those four businesses will always be known as the founding partners that made this all possible.
On behalf of Construction Sport, to the Founding Partners………Thank you!
WRS Contracts – Sam & Tristan Sharp
PDC Scaffolding – Paul Casey
First Response Site Services – Danny Blundell
GVR Solutions – Geoff Vincent
Sam Sharp – WRS Contracts
Tristan Sharp – WRS Contracts
Paul Casey – PDC Scaffolding
Danny Blundell – First Response Site Services
Geoff Vincent – GVR Solutions