Embedded in our communities

We’re committed to having a wider effect on local communities and are passionate about adding vibrancy to the cities we work in. That's why every year Bruntwood and the Oglesby family shareholders donate a figure in excess of 10% of profits to arts, charity, environmental and medical initiatives.

Our sponsorships

Over the years, we’ve supported innovative, ambitious and distinctive cultural activity that adds to the vibrancy of the cities we operate in, making them more attractive places to live, work and do business.

Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting

We partnered with the Royal Exchange Theatre to create the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting - the UK’s biggest national competition for playwriting. Since 2005, we’ve been searching for great new plays by great writers. And since then we’ve seen over 11,000 entries, 22 prize winners and 23 full productions.

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Manchester International Festival

Manchester International Festival is the world’s first festival of new and original work. Launching in 2007 and taking place biennially, the festival is artist-led and commissions arrive from around the world. Bringing world premieres in performing arts, music, visual art and popular culture, MIF has been a huge addition to the city culturally, socially and economically and Bruntwood are proud to have been one of the first to support the internationally renowned event.

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The Bruntwood Charity

The Bruntwood Charity supports four charities, one in each of the regions we operate in, and every year staff raise an average of £120,000. From volunteering through our Bruntwood Cares programme to running a marathon or abseiling down a building, they are encouraged to do what they can to make a difference, as well as making sure that they have a huge amount of fun in doing it. Through these activities, our people get to have fun together as well as meet with others from across the business that they might not otherwise meet in their day-to-day working lives.

Cares Days

Over 1,500 hours are spent volunteering by our staff through our Bruntwood Cares scheme every year. Staff are given two days each year to volunteer for community projects. Whether it’s helping school leavers with practice job interviews or renovating community health centres, there’s something for everyone. But staff also go one step further, lending their talents, making board-level commitments with organisations such as MIDAS, The Plaza Community Cinema and the Royal Manchester Hospital.

"The Cares Day Scheme is brilliant and I'm proud to be a part of it. Friends and family think it is a fantastic thing and wish they could do the same."

The Oglesby Charitable Trust

Established in 1992 by Founder of Bruntwood Michael Oglesby and his wife, Jean, the Oglesby Charitable Trust has supported over 300 charities across the North West. The aim of the Trust is to further improve the wellbeing of the region and its people through arts, education, environment and medical research activities, as well as tackling social inequality. 

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