About: Today Mears is one of the UK’s leading service providers to both the public and private sector with over 12,000 employees, working with clients to help develop, fund and implement their placemaking ambitions.

Our business is founded in local communities where we deliver the highest standards of care to people, their homes and their environment. We strongly believe in the benefits of combining housing and care approaches, to give the best possible service and to help tackle the deep rooted challenges to the NHS and Social Care.

Our housing teams provide rapid response and planned maintenance services for a portfolio of homes nationwide. We provide contact centre solutions, housing management, regeneration and build new homes, working with clients to help shape better places.

Our care teams deliver approximately 180,000 hours of care and support each week on behalf of 127 local authorities and a number of Clinical Commissioning Groups, and provide care services to an increasing number of people who fund their own care. Over 6,000 care workers support 30,000 people, working in every region across the UK.

Keith Howard Foundation

About: The Keith Howard Foundation (previously known as The Emerald Foundation) was established in 2008 by the late Dr Keith Howard OBE, a philanthropist and businessman and former Trustee of Leeds Rhinos Foundation who was raised in Yorkshire. Keith was extremely passionate about supporting local charities in Yorkshire, enabling positive change and societal impact.

The Foundation continues his legacy and supports a wide range of loal charities in the areas of: The Arts, Sports, Social Mobility and Animal Welfare.



About:  Sodexo provides catering, facilities management, employee benefits and personal home services to 100 million consumers daily in 56 countries.

At Sodexo they believe in the difference a day makes. That’s why they are proud to focus on people’s essential needs: they see them as key to improve the quality of life.

Sodexo know that by focusing on the tangible, the real, the concrete improvements, day after day, for millions of people, they have a big impact not only on individuals but also on society and the planet. They believe it all starts with the everyday.

Caddick Group

About: Caddick Construction Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Caddick Group Plc.

Caddick Group offers a wide range of services which include Design, Construction, Civil Engineering, Property Development, Property Management, Leisure and Event Management.

Founded in 1979 the Group has evolved into the company structure it is today through carefully controlled development and expansion.

Caddick Construction Ltd has built its exemplar reputation for delivering high quality new build, refurbishment and civil construction on a 39 year heritage.

We have expertise across all property sectors and provide in-house design and technical expertise, design and build specialists and a supply chain which prides itself on delivering on budget and on time.

Child Friendly Leeds

About: Help us make something truly unique and special happen in our city: celebrating and empowering those growing up in Leeds today and building a more socially and economically successful city in the future.

Our ambition is for Leeds to be the best city for all our children and young people to grow up in. Child Friendly Leeds is the initiative for everyone who shares this ambition, from enthusiastic individuals to large organisations, every contribution counts, and we can all play our part in making a difference.

Leeds City Council



About: Founded in 1897 with shops in Scarborough and Southport, Mr Abe Berens later established a shop in Lands Lane, Leeds before his daughter Jeanne and her husband Gee Wolff took the business forward as one of the top quality retail jewelers. Four generations later, Jean’s son-in-law, Mr Jeffrey Walton and his son Simon, have expanded and developed the business whilst still continuing to focus on providing exceptional jewellery at exceptional prices, all of which are provided by some of the world’s leading manufacturers.


About: Aspire Community Benefit Society is a staff-owned, not-for-profit, social enterprise with charitable status.

We provide care and support services to adults with a learning disability. The people we support may also have a wide range of additional needs including physical disabilities, complex needs, sensory impairments and autistic spectrum disorders.

Youth Endowment Fund

About: In Summer 2020, Leeds Rhinos Foundation was one of 129 organisations awarded a grant by the Youth Endowment Fund to help support young people at-risk during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The COVID-19 grant round had two aims. Firstly, to provide targeted support to young people at-risk of being drawn into violent crime. Secondly, to learn fast about the best ways to reach vulnerable young people during a period of social distancing.

Through the COVID-19 grant round, the YEF awarded a total of £6.4m to 129 organisations across England and Wales. The funding will support the delivery of new programmes and activities, including online and virtual programmes, targeted work in schools and detached youth work.

The Youth Endowment Fund provides a generational opportunity to tackle the causes of crime and violence amongst children and young people.

Leeds Beckett University

About: Leeds Beckett University Leeds Beckett, is a modern professional university with ambition.

Based in the vibrant city of Leeds, the biggest financial district outside of London, our vision is to be acknowledged for our commitment to student success, innovation and enterprise, global reach, and strong local impact. Our aspiration is to help create great graduates, exceptional employees, dynamic citizens and enterprising leaders and we work closely with employers and partners to ensure that our graduates are ready for work, ready for life, and ready to seize the opportunities that lie ahead.

A big business in its own right, they have around 2,900 staff and more than 28,000 students from almost 100 countries around the world; they contributed an estimated £477 million to the economy every year. They are rightly proud to be the only university in the UK to hold both the Customer Service Excellence award and the Investors in People Gold standard. With a 190-year history of education, which began with the founding of the Leeds Mechanics Institute in 1824, Leeds Beckett are proud of our history and excited about our future.

Community Integrated Care

About Us – Community Integrated Care

About: Community Integrated Care are one of the UK’s largest health and social care charities. We work in the community, enriching the lives of people with many different care needs. It’s exciting and rewarding work, and we’re full of passion for what we do.

Since the early days, we’ve grown to provide many innovative and bespoke care services to thousands of people across England and Scotland.  Whether we’re exploring new assistive technology, making service improvements or finding better ways of working, we never stand still.

The charity are title sponsors of the Community Integrated Learning Disability Super League, a world-first programme that gives people who have learning disabilities and autism the chance to play a specially adapted version of rugby league for the clubs that they love. Developed in partnership by the Rugby Football League, Super League and the national social care charity Community Integrated Care, the programme has enabled more than 200 people to represent the clubs that they love.

Leeds City College

About: Leeds City College is one of the largest Further Education institutions in the country and operates out of three main campuses – Park Lane, Technology and Printworks – as well as having provisions in smaller community centres across Leeds. It has 1,267 members of staff, over 20,000 students and is one of the biggest providers of apprenticeships nationally. Keighley College and Leeds College of Music are also part of the Leeds City College Group.

The college provides a vibrant, multicultural learning environment, delivering excellent and innovative education which is supportive, inspiring and life changing. Across the college there are 127 countries represented by students with the diverse staff population adding to that number!

Our courses cover almost all subject areas and include full and part-time academic and vocational qualifications through from basic skills to apprenticeships and A levels to foundation degrees. There is something to suit the needs of everyone from pre and post 16-year-olds to adult learners, employers and businesses.

The college strives to continually meet the needs of local employers, and provides industry standard facilities. It prides itself on building relationships with employer organisations, unions, chambers of commerce, awarding bodies and the local enterprise partnership.

Charlie Bretts

About: In 1919 Charles Brett opened his fish and chip restaurant in a small cottage on North Lane in Headingley. Over the years he grew the business turning it into one of the best known and loved fish and chip meccas in Yorkshire. When we took the business over a few years ago, our ethos was to keep sacred all the things that made Charlie Brett’s such a special part of the Leeds community, but freshen up the Brett’s brand.

Today at our restaurants, you will find only the best quality ingredients sourced from reputable local suppliers who share the same passion and quality as we do. Charlie Bretts at The Allerton have beautiful fish dishes that worthy of your strong consideration – and for those who wish to take a break from fish, we have some outstanding meat and vegetarian dishes that will make you see Charlie Bretts in a whole new light. We are very proud of what we have created and we hope you enjoy the Charlie Brett’s dining experience as much as we have enjoyed creating it.

ESF Events

About: With a passion for sport and over 25 years experience organising some of the UK’s most prestigious youth sporting events, ESF Events are the leading specialist sports tour operator in the UK. Since our first event in 1989, over 900,000 people have put their trust in ESF and participated in our festivals. Our promise to all youth sports teams is that we will continue to do everything possible to ensure you experience an unforgettable end of season tour of the very highest quality.

Chadwick Lawrence

About: Chadwick Lawrence Solicitors is a broad based modern solicitors firm proud of our Yorkshire heritage, we are trusted across the region to have the knowledge and experience to help in any legal situation. We are Yorkshire’s Legal People.

Fenton Packaging Ltd

About: A forward-thinking, national stockist providing reliable packaging, Fenton is the name you can rely on to ensure your goods get from A to B unscathed! Having dedicated over 75 years to the safe and secure transportation of the UK’s produce, our teams are well versed to help you find the most ideal solution for your operational needs.