FTX Supports the Development of Forces Manor

FTX Logistics Limited is fully committed to promoting social values within the local community, not just by providing financial support, but more importantly by providing time and labour to worthwhile causes.

Recently Colin Turnock, one of our senior drivers led a team to Forces Manor, a not-for-profit organisation based in the Cairngorm National Park near Aviemore in Scotland, that provides accommodation for serving members of the British armed forces, veterans, and their families.

Colin first heard about Forces Manor when he bought a plaque from Tony Brown, a veteran who owns and runs the facility, and had been following the progress of Forces Manor since the Corona Virus pandemic. Colin had a chat with Tony to discuss any work that he might need help with as he was doing most of the renovation and building work himself.

After approaching Steve Lawton, our MD, to discuss his plans Colin was promptly sent up to Scotland to ascertain what was required before making a presentation to Wing House about his ideas. Next Colin was tasked with selecting a small team of volunteers of personnel from within FTX Logistics Limited who would be interested in giving up some of their time and skills to help with the renovation of Forces Manor.

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Colin assembled his intrepid team of William Forrester, Callum O’Neill and Andrew Robinson and headed to Scotland for a week to help carry out the mountain of work that included repairing and levelling concrete floors before laying vinyl in the main and 1st floor kitchens, laying vinyl floors to three bathrooms, installing sanitary ware to two bathrooms, constructing a storage cupboard for the first floor kitchen, fitting new window sills to the main kitchen, fitting doors handles and altering doors on the first floor as well as decorating and plumbing work as required.

After a busy week, Colin and his team left having gained a great deal of satisfaction from the work for an organisation that is very close to our hearts, as approximately 95% of the company’s employees come from a military background. We look forward to seeing how Forces Manor develops.

Well done team for a fantastic effort.