MSL is committed to doing business in an open, fair, honest and ethical manner. We also believe that successful companies should contribute to the communities they operate in, so we support a wide range of charities across the UK.
In business, we:
- fully comply with the Bribery Act 2010 and insist that our suppliers and sub-contractors adhere to the same standards;
- ensure all employees are of legal working age and have the right to work in the UK;
- help to protect the environment through sound stewardship. For example, we source our timber products according to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or similar accredited scheme guidelines and maintain a fuel-efficient and emission friendly van fleet.
In the wider community, we raise awareness and vital funds for a wide range of charities. These can be viewed on our Charities page.
Some of the regular charities MSL support and the exploits of MSL staff feature below, however, please visit our charities page for further information on the charitable work that we’re regularity involved with.
Overgate Hospice is close to our hearts. MSL is a corporate sponsor and staff have been a regular fund raiser, including taking part in midnight walks, quizzes and colour runs to help the vital work they do in the local community.
We support Age UK’s fundraising activities by donating items on an ongoing basis for sale in their charity shops and for recycling. Most recently MSL staff completed the Tough Mudder challenge. Read more here.
British Heart Foundation
In 2018 MSL staff took part in the ‘Bag it, Beat it campaign.’
Andy Thomson completed a London – Paris bike ride in 2015, raising funds for British Heart Foundation.
British Red Cross
Two of the braver members of the MSL team, Andy Thomson & Caroline Murphy, raised funds for the British Red Cross by abseiling 197 feet down the Trafford Centre bell tower in Manchester.
Get Kids Going
MSL managing director Jeremy is always up for a challenge. In 2014 he ran the London Marathon with his son Jack in support of Gets Kids Going, a charity that uses sport to help and encourage disabled children.
MSL staff got active in the spirit of Sport Relief by undertaking a mammoth sponsored walk up “Trooper Lane” in Halifax. Climbing 137m with an average gradient of 18% from top to bottom, this was both a challenge and good fun for staff.
Children in Need
MSL are regular contributors to the annual Children in Need Day. Most recently fancy dress, duck racing and leg waxing events helped raise funds.
Macmillan Cancer Support
Hosting fundraising coffee mornings in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support is a regular feature of the MSL social calendar, which regularly includes an MSL ‘bake off’ with finalists competing for the award of ‘MSL master baker’.
Gents of MSL got together to raise money for Movember – something we will continue with in years to come.
Help For Heroes
MSL proudly support Help For Heroes. In 2018 staff took part in Tough Mudder. In keeping with an active theme in 2012 staff completed a 536 mile virtual bike ride from their Halifax office to The Olympic Stadium in London following parts of the Olympic Torch route in 2012 to raise money for both Help for Heroes and MacMillan cancer support charities.
Lighthouse Club Charity
In respect of money raised at our bi-annual Safepartner conference held in Leeds the lighthouse charity nominated MSL as one of their champions for the charity.
Starlight Childrens Charity
Together with 2 fellow masochists, Jeremy Harrison completed the British 3 peaks challenge by climbing the three highest peaks in the UK, raising money for this great charity in the process.
Two year old Ava was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer – hepatoblastoma – and required a life-saving liver transplant. MSL provided a support vehicle for a 900 mile sponsored bike ride from one end of Great Britain to the other – John O’ Groats to Land’s End.
Home Start UK
Home Start UK is the UK’s leading family support charity. MSL staff completed a virtual bike ride from Halifax to Paris, using exercise bikes kindly donated by a local gym. MSL staff, aided by volunteers from Home-Start, cycled in a continuous relay for 28 hours on a static bike in their offices.