“When I started kTech I wanted to support a charity. So the success we will hopefully enjoy will benefit not just ourselves but others as well.
One charity came straight to mind. The Sophie Lancaster Foundation.
For anyone not familiar with the foundation it was set up by the mother of Sophie Lancaster to raise awareness of hate crime, and promote understanding of differences in society.
Sophie was a young woman who was kicked to death in a park in Lancashire while she tried to protect her boyfriend who had just been savagely beaten. They were singled out for this attack, for no reason other than they looked different.
This is something very personal to me, as I also grew up in a small town and look Atypical, so it could easily of been me or one of my friends.
I was delighted that, when I floated the idea to the other shareholders in the business, they came back as one strong voice and agreed we should do it”.
– Paul Wilks, Founder and Managing Director of kTech Manufacturing
We want to promote the highest possible standards of Health & Safety, Environmental, and Ethical Working. We do this firstly within our own operations and secondly by working closely with our suppliers, all of whom are in the UK.
We want to minimise our environmental impact by reducing waste, reusing materials, and recycling as much as possible. We vigorously promote this within our own operations, and encourage our customers to do the same. We also ensure our suppliers meet our standards wherever they apply.