Franke has reaffirmed its commitment to preserving and enhancing local green spaces by partnering with environmental charity Groundwork in a nature away day at Boarshaw Clough in Middleton, Greater Manchester.
Fifteen employees from Franke’s headquarters teamed up with Groundwork staff to enhance the six-hectare site. With a rich history in mining and cloth production, Boarshaw Clough now boasts native trees, shrubs, footpaths, a river system, lodge, and various natural features including a recreational area, water habitat, semi-mature woodland and wildflower zones. This is the second time Franke has taken part in environmental activities alongside Groundwork in recent months, having made improvements to the Irkside Nature Reserve in Rochdale in July.
The team’s tasks at Boarshaw Clough included transforming the entranceway along Tennyson Road, guiding visitors with renewed signage, resurfacing footpaths for ease of access, and removing invasive species like Yellow Archangel to improve the site’s biodiversity.
Jeanette Ward, communications manager at Franke UK, said: "We're delighted to have had the opportunity to make a real impact on another vital environmental initiative within our local community. This ongoing partnership with Groundwork has not only allowed our team to broaden their skillset but has also fostered stronger team bonds. It's a rewarding experience to contribute to the wellbeing of our local community and support important environmental activities."