ETI in the Community

We want our customers to continue to think of ETI as a business that puts something back into the community and within our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Policy, we have created a project called ‘ETI in the Community’.

Our intention is to work together with Eco-friendly projects, educational work experience placements and a sharing of career prospects and temperature related, energy saving principles.

Social Responsibility:

ETI recognises the need to support the local community, from where we gain over 95% of our employees.

“ETI in the Community” is the specific medium through which we offer support for local events and sponsorship.

Although there is no intended distinction/preference with regard to support, favourable consideration will be given towards:-

  • Organisations that support and encourage youth development
  • Charities that assist the elderly/disabled
  • School work-experience placements
  • Educational exhibitions
Whilst we will support our local Chamber of Commerce in any charity that they consider to be worthwhile, ETI Directors will decide on a nominated charity which will be supported by the company for a period of three years before review.  We are delighted to announce that we have chosen Ferring Country Centre as our chosen charity to support and raise funds for.

Ferring Country Centre

We are delighted to announce that we have chosen Ferring Country Centre as our chosen charity to support and raise funds for.

 Ferring Country Centre is a local independent charity providing training and work experience for people with learning disabilities. Their customers continue to develop work and social skills by assisting with the operation of the Riding Therapy Unit, Garden Centre, Café and Farm. 

The Centre was established in 1986 by a small group of parents, who saw the need for a meaningful setting for their children to attend. The Charity remains committed to people with Learning Disabilities being an active part of their community, whilst developing their skills and confidence.

We believe this will be a fantastic partnership and we look forward to raising as much money as possible to help support the charity’s invaluable work.  This will be done through employee fundraising, volunteer days and charitable initiatives.

Love Your Hospital

For the last three years, ETI staff have helped to raise vital funds for Bluefin Ward, Worthing Hospital during the month of December. In total, ETI staff have raised over £1500 for the children’s ward thanks to a special fundraising initiative held each year. During a visit in January 2018, a cheque was presented to the ward by ETI employees.

ETI & Staff - BlueFin Ward Worthing Hospital

Worthing Rugby Football Club

Sponsorship of voluntary organisations with strong youth development programmes is important to us and Worthing Rugby Football Club is very active in promoting young players.  With both men’s and ladies’ teams and Senior, Colts and Mini's, the club has a strong influence on the community and we are proud to be a sponsor of the club.  

Worthing Rugby Club Award

Steyning Town Community Football Club

ETI also sponsor Steyning Town Community Football Club, particularly as they have an excellent reputation for encouraging youth participation. Steyning Town Community Football Club is accredited with the FA Standard Charter and has been awarded Sussex FA Community Club of the Year for 2016 and 2015. ETI’s recent sponsorship enabled the first team to purchase a new set of kit. 

Steyning Town Community Football Club

Worthing Schools

Support of local schools is high on our list of social responsibility, and we are pleased to be able to offer Work Experience places to various schools in the area including Davison High School for Girls, St Andrews High School for Boys, Durrington High School, Worthing High School and MET College. We look forward to working with Steyning Grammar School and Oak Grove College in 2018.

We are also proud to be a ‘Business Partner’ of Worthing High School and ETI’s MD, Peter Webb MBE has recently been involved in a specialised mentoring programme for students. This programme was set up to help and support targeted students with their academic and employability progress.

Greenpower Car Project

Greenpower Education Trust is a UK based charity which gets young people enthusiastic about science and engineering by challenging them to design, build and race an electric car. This is an exciting project which has the potential to have a significant impact on students, their attitudes to STEM subjects, their employability and character skills and on their future outcomes.

ETI have been working closely with a group of pupils from Worthing High School and we look forward to various race days and associated events over the next few months.

ETI Support Greenpower Education Trust Greenpower Education Trust
Greenpower Education Trust

STEM and Community Exhibitions

ETI enjoy exhibiting at local events and have participated in the nationwide ‘Big Bang’ programme which celebrates science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) for young people and aims to excite and inspire the students.  We also support local careers events which enable us to promote various career opportunities and apprenticeships available at ETI.

ETI Exhibit - Big Bang Event

Worthing Chamber of Commerce

Whilst not strictly a charity, we are pleased to support our local Worthing & Adur Chamber of Commerce with their events which strive to improve the communication of local issues between Worthing businesses.

Worthing and Adur Chamber of Commerce

Environmental Matters

Reducing the impact we have on the environment has been an important part of the way we’ve run our business for many years. Recently, staff from ETI participated in a Beach Clean event in Worthing, West Sussex.  Over 90 members of staff split into ten groups volunteered to collect rubbish from Worthing beach and seafront between Monday 25th and Friday 29th June 2018.


Jason Webb, ETI’s Commercial Director commented “The Beach Clean which was organised with the Councils support, was a huge success and we managed to fill 18 bin bags full of rubbish. This was a fantastic opportunity for staff to give back to the community and this initiative fits well with our ongoing Corporate Social Responsibility and Green policies.  Plastic in the oceans is one of the biggest problems facing our environment today and we were pleased to run this campaign in a bid to help raise awareness of the problem.”

Careers Day

Recently members of ETI Staff attended a Careers morning at Worthing High School to discuss various aspects of applying for employment. Peter Webb has also been mentoring a number of High School pupils, not only explaining what jobs are available in the many businesses around Worthing, but also how to develop a CV and what to expect when attending interviews.

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