At Fortel, we focus on our three key values: People, Progress and Promise.
Part of our promise is to maintain the ethos of the company by cultivating growth and development throughout the community- often by being actively involved in charitable initiatives that deliver tangible benefits to those in need.
Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, Fortel has gone above and beyond to support its employees and the local community. Recent examples include the creation of care packages containing essential food and hygiene products that were distributed across Bloxwich and Walsall to offer support to those in need.
Examples of ongoing contributions from Fortel include Fortel’s support of The Lighthouse Club. The Lighthouse Club is a construction industry charity that supports families in need of urgent financial assistance, access to professional emotional support, debt management and legal advice. Fortel is a proud supporter of charities like the Lighthouse Club, as they are ingeral to help to prevent homelessness, mental health issues and suicide amongst construction workers.
Fortel is extremely proud to have also made significant contributions to healthcare and education in India. Recently young children across the Punjab have access to better education following our direct support, we delivered 350 eye operations and 1500 pairs of prescription glasses were also provided by Fortel whilst in India. 70 tricycles, 70 wheelchairs and 110 hearing aids were distributed to disabled members of the community in Punjab, as well as 850 sewing machines to the wider community.
Members of staff at Fortel also raised over £11,000 to distribute across 20 different charities in honour of Fortel's 20th anniversary in 2018- a great testament to the company culture at Fortel and how important supporting the community through charity is key to our workforce.
Fortel takes pride in knowing that its charity work provides measurable value to real people, and does so directly. We have been fulfilling our promises to society since the very beginning of our journey in 1998, and we plan to continue supporting and giving back in every year to come.