As one of the UK's leading articulated trailer manufacturers, with an employee base of over 220 people at its site in Cheshire, and with its large vehicle products prominently visible across the UK road network, Tiger Trailers' keen desire to give back to, support and make a difference in its local communities, the haulage industry and the wider world is multi-faceted. The manufacturer is also passionate about sustainability and strives to increasingly introduce environmentally efficient 'green' components and engineering approaches to its products, working alongside like-minded suppliers. Discover the initiatives that form part of Tiger Trailers' CSR activities.
Tiger Trailers is a corporate donor of the charity Brake, one of the UK's most prominent road safety voices, and donates money on an annual basis as one of the organisation's Global Fleet Champions, to help fund their work.
Brake supports people bereaved and seriously injured by road crashes, helps people to become community champions for safe and healthy mobility, and campaigns for safe streets and the rights of road victims.
Tiger Trailers has long been aware of Brake’s excellent work and, as a manufacturer of large HGV trailers, is keen to become involved in community safety around inherently dangerous vehicles. Q4 2021 and beyond will see a number of collaborations between Tiger Trailers and brake, with the safety of specific groups in mind.
Tiger Trailers is a proud supporter of Cheshire Community Foundation and a member of the organisation's Cheshire 100.
Cheshire Community Foundation exists to improve the lives of the most disadvantaged people in our local communities. They connect people and organisations who wish to help with grassroots community projects that make a real difference. Every donation, no matter how large or small, has the power to change lives for the better here in Cheshire and Warrington, supporting the most vulnerable members of our communities.
Tiger Trailers is keen to ensure that it affiliates itself with charities and organisations that benefit the local area where a large number of the manufacturer's 220+ employees live, which is exactly what Cheshire Community Foundation does. The two organisations are collaborating on a number of projects, details of which will be announced via their social media channels.
Tiger Safety Team from Tiger Trailers has been set up to promote safety to a range of audiences, from road safety and general safety in the community and among the haulage sector, to factory, fork-lift, manual handling and other safety initiatives to keep #TeamTiger, suppliers and other site visitors safe.
Articulated trailers, trucks and large vans are commonplace throughout the UK and every other country, possessing inherent dangers particularly around more vulnerable road users and people, and it's this realisation that led to the devising of Tiger Safety Team, which is directed by CSR Manager Alison Cartwright.
Over the coming months, Tiger Safety Team will be delivering a range of safety programmes, which will be revealed on Tiger Trailers' social media channels and website.
Tiger Trailers is a sponsor of the West Cheshire and North Wales Chamber of Commerce's Young Chamber initiative.
Young Chamber benefits local schools and colleges, bridging the gap between businesses and the education sector in Tiger Trailers' local area. Through holding various events and working with an array of different sponsors including Tiger, Young Chamber helps students to develop the skills they will require in the workplace, which also helps the schools involved to meet Ofsted and Estyn requirements. Tiger's HR team and others have donated their time to provide mock interview sessions, which has simultaneously given the manufacturer a space in which to promote careers in engineering and the road transport industry to young women in particular.
Tiger Trailers is delighted to have provided initial support to non-profit organisation Veterans into Logistics at an important time for the community interest company (CIC) itself, the ex-military personnel and families it assists, and the supply chain and haulage industry as a whole.
Veterans into Logistics' primary objectives include providing HGV/LGV driver training to empower former armed forces members to embark on and enjoy fulfilling careers in road transport rather than face a life of unemployment and sometimes homelessness, and the organisation’s growing vehicle fleet features its liveried DAF CF85 truck tractor unit on centre stage, named in memory of Fusilier Lee Rigby.
Tiger Trailers has inspected, serviced and carried out modifications to ViL's class 1 'box van' trailer, and looks forward to providing ongoing support to such a worthy cause with many beneficiaries.
Tiger Trailers is pleased to have welcomed local dignitaries such as the Mayor & Deputy Mayor of Winsford, Cllrs Nathan Pardoe and Joanne Moorcroft, to visit its HGV trailer manufacturing factory to discuss the firm's CSR activities and various internal employee wellbeing initiatives, as shown in the photographs above. Tiger Trailers is also keen to promote very worthy causes from local, related entities, such as Derian House Children's Hospice, a charity that has a fundraiser Volvo truck supplied by Thomas Hardie Commercials wrapped in its striking livery. Donations can be made via Derian House's website.