One of the main aims of UAP as a business is to promote equality and diversity, and to give something back to the community. We offer only the finest products at incredibly affordable prices and always keep rates to a minimum. Although we have already built up an unrivalled reputation for excellence, reliability and service we want our company name to stand for even more, which is why we are determined to make a difference to the world-locally, regionally and globally.
Offsetting Our Carbon Footprint
We want to make a positive impression on people’s lives and general wellbeing and believe that it is our responsibility to significantly reduce our impact on the environment. This is why we work closely with suppliers and customers around the world to come up with ethically-friendly solutions which help improve our carbon footprint. UAP has been officially confirmed as having offset all emissions by the highly-regarded UK-registered charity ‘Plant-a-Tree-Today.org.’
So far, we have funded the planting of over 56,000 trees over the course of a three-year reforestation project. The forest will permit the re-introduction of many endangered and native wildlife, and these animals can thrive and flourish in protected, spacious surroundings, away from the threat of poachers and bulldozers. As employees, we are also 100% committed to helping the environment whenever possible, and the majority of our company cars are eco-friendly hybrids.
School Projects Through DCWC Nepal
Together with local charity DCWC Nepal, we have been instrumental in building five brand new, much-needed community schools in Nepal. UAP have also paid for a hospital to be built! Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world, and before this scheme was set up children as young as 5 had no other option but to endure a gruelling four hour walk to and from school, and this was before commencing a seven-hour day. The scheme has since given over 1000 children the opportunity to learn, which in turn improves their quality of life significantly and enables them to receive the education they so desperately crave.
DCWC Nepal is a registered UK charity, based in Fylde, Western Lancashire. This particular charity was founded with the primary intention to provide more effective support to its colleagues at the Development of Women and Children Centre in Nepal. The exceptional level of commitment and dedication provided by DCWC Nepal is difficult to put into words, but after constructing 15 schools and with a hospital build project completed in 2013 (pictured below), you can only begin to imagine the phenomenal impact this small charity has had on the welfare of those who reside in this impoverished region.
UAP have raised a fantastic amount of cash for DCWC Nepal in the past, and have funded filming for a documentary about the wonderful work that the charity carries out on a day to day basis. After amassing an impressive £15,000 at a Charity Ball, our Managing Director David Jennings has also sponsored another successful Charity Ball, and invited 100 lucky UAP customers to attend this prestigious event as guests of the company. The evening raised £10,000 altogether, which is yet another remarkable achievement.
The Japan tsunami and earthquake disaster was such a distressing and traumatic event, and a sum of money was donated to the Red Cross on behalf of UAP and TradeLocks. It was a shame that we could not do more to help the victims affected by this terrible disaster, but we have such faith in the unwavering efforts of those who are involved in rebuilding Japan and our thoughts are with everyone who has suffered the detrimental effects of this catastrophe.
Our latest charity work took form in the guise of the hugely-successful ‘Twitrelief.’ We were the proud victors when it came to winning the bids for Kate Garraway (entertainment editor of ‘Daybreak’, contestant on the 2007 series of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ and founder of discount website goodypass.com) and David Morrissey (established actor and director, most recognised for his role as The Governor in ‘The Walking Dead’) to ‘super follow’ @UAPLimited on Twitter (we have since re-launched this account as @UAP_TRADELOCKS).
This resulted in UAP contributing a huge amount of cash to Comic Relief, so that they continue to help communities in desperate need across the entirety of the United Kingdom and the world’s most disadvantaged areas. We also raised awareness through these high-profile, well-known celebrities (who between them have almost 50,000 followers) and constantly research how we can generate consumer interest as well as raise money for excellent causes throughout Great Britain-and beyond.
Feeding the Homeless with Bury Housing Concern
Having opened 3TC (a new cafe and catering facility on our premises), in 2012 we were able to offer a lifetime to the local communities most vulnerable homeless people, who depend on the not-for-profit charity – Bury Housing Concern. We pledged to donate enough food to feed up to 120 people per week for an entire year, as well as providing the charity with a soup kettle, and giving the charity a sum of money each month to help with bus fares etc.
As well as this, we worked with Bury Housing Concern to make sure all of their door and windows in their building were safe and secure, and offered free checks and home security upgrades on properties used in their rehousing scheme!
Sponsorship of Tim Fairley (MD at PDS) and Pat Rice for the Charity Bike Ride
Earlier this year we were the official sponsors of Tim and Pat’s incredible charity bike ride along the Granfondo Stelvio in Italy, which was in aid of Springhill Hospice in Rochdale.
Tim is an enthusiastic cycler and undergone many bike rides to raise money for charity – but this was his most challenging yet. The pair followed in the pedal strokes of many world class cyclists to conquer the Stelvio and Mortirolo passes.
The Passo dello Stelvio is a mountain pass in northern Italy with an elevation of 2,757m above sea level – and one of the toughest climbs used in most professional bike races. Tim alone managed to raise £1781.10 for the cause and we were extremely proud to have had him wear the UAP logo throughout his ride.
Sponsorship of 2 trophies for Manchester and North East Cheshire Carnival Organisation
We were also the sponsors of not 1 but 2 carnival trophies for MANECCO. This is a fantastic charity that put on carnivals in the area and see competitors’ battle it out in various dance and performance categories. A selection of groups took part in this year’s competition held at Butlins and we were more than happy to supply the trophies that 2 lucky winners walked away with.
UAP are always trying to do their bit to support the local community and have been doing so by sponsoring local football teams and providing kits for their players. It’s often difficult for these small teams to find the funds to supply quality kits with them being costly and in constant need of replacement season on season.
Sponsoring Unsworth Juniors FC
This junior team train every Tuesday at Castlefield in Unsworth, just a ten minute walk away from UAP. They dominated the league last season, losing just 1 game and went on to win the competition – moving up to the championship. They also came runners up in the cup final after an unlucky defeat of 3-2 by a premier league team.
Sponsoring Radcliffe Borough Juniors FC
We have become the official kit sponsors of The Radcliffe Borough Juniors who play in the North Bury Junior Football league.
This fantastic set of players compete every week with great passion. The team are currently unbeaten this season with a record so far of 4 games won and 1 drawn. They’ve already scored 35 goals and conceded just 6. This is a team on the up and their great new kit goes perfectly with the great team they are!
Sponsoring Little Lever Sports Club Under 7s
This team of 8 play every Saturday at the Macron Stadium in the Bolton Arena and although the team have only been playing together since the beginning of the year they are going from strength to strength.
They had an unlucky start to the season, but since getting their new UAP kits the team won 3-1 in their first game and 6-0 later the same day. More recently they have won 8-1 and 9-0. Their fantastic performance has meant being put up to a higher division and playing with more experienced teams – it’s all in the kits!