Committed volunteers from leading contract caterer, Olive Catering Services, have lent their support to a local conservation programme aimed at protecting nearby woodland.
The group of eight volunteers spent a full day at The Outwoods – a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) woodland on the outskirts of Loughborough – working with grounds maintenance specialist, Quadron, and Leicestershire Cares, a volunteer opportunity provider, as part of Olive’s ongoing CSR initiative.
Over the course of the day’s activity, the volunteers completed a full scope of conservation work at The Outwoods – ranging from netting the wooden boardwalk to grubbing sycamore saplings to create new habitat piles. The end result was an area which had been made safer for walkers and more sustainable for the growing woodland.
Olive team in the Outwoods
Damon Brown, co-founder of Olive Catering Services, commented: “The day was a huge success and it was great to see some of our staff spend time out of their comfort zone and working together for the benefit of such a valuable area of local interest. Giving back to the local community is a big part of working at Olive and has been since the business was first formed in 2004.
“By working closely with our local volunteering body, Leicestershire Cares, we offer regular opportunities for staff to get involved in the type of volunteering projects which not only put something back to the community but also help to build and enhance the team-working culture of our company. We’re looking forward to seeing more of our staff make the most of the other opportunities we have in the pipeline over the months to come.”