Community Commitment

Many firms pay lip-service to their commitment to charitable and community enterprises. Here at MBL our commitment is more than skin deep.  We believe that actions speak louder than words and our social responsibilities are an intrinsic part of our ethos as a firm.

The MBL team are passionate fund-raisers.  In recent years we have raised many thousands of pounds for local children’s hospices and the Children’s Adventure Farm Trust.  The team have support the charity whilst running the Manchester Marathon, collecting 100’s of selection boxes for the CAFT Christmas Parties as well as dressing as characters for the parties.  Seeing first hand the faces of the children makes us want to do more for this amazing charity, we will continue to think of exciting and challenging ways to do so in future years.

The MBL team endure arduous challenges such as walking the 3 highest UK peaks in under 24 hours and much easier events such as sponsored dress down days, which support our nominated charity as well as other charities close to our teams hearts.

Our Managing Director, Mike is a Trustee at CAFT and is actively involved in the running of the charity, offering even further support.

Colette is a Governer at a local school.

Helen has been a volunteer at Winsford Swimming Club for 10 years and is currently the treasurer for the club.

Elaine supports a variety of charities in the Isle of Man.  She is Trustee and Treasurer of Manx Wild Bird Aid, Member of Paws for Therapy Isle of Man & Treasurer of St Augustine’s Church.  She is also an Independent Examiner for Paws for Therapy Isle of Man, Shell Pensioners Isle of Man, Quilliam Trust (Charitable trust for the poor and needy) and St Nicholas Church.

Malcolm is involved in fund raising for the Christadelphian Meal A Day Fund which supports sustainable social development projects at grass roots level in some of the world’s poorest countries.  Meal A Day is also the sole supporter of a number of orphanages and special schools for the disabled in Africa.

Tony is prolific fundraiser and has been recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours in June 2019 for services to charity, fundraising and the community.

He is a long time supporter for CAFT raising thousands of pounds over the years for CAFT running marathons and ultra marathons around the world.

Tony was diagnosed with incurable prostate cancer in May 2017 and has since become an ambassador, fundraiser and volunteer for Prostate Cancer UK. During 2018 he gave speeches to over 2600 people at major events and awareness talks in workplaces and running clubs.

He continues his passion for running by fundraising for The Christie and Maggie’s Manchester Support Centre as well as Prostate Cancer UK.  He is also the Ambassador for the 5k Your Way Park Run in Wilmslow.

As well as Tony’s charitable work he is passionate about his home town of Altrincham and has played a vital role in the regeneration of the town in recent years.  He was a Member of Altrincham Forward a joint public/private sector initiative charged with the re-generation of Altrincham when it was described as a ghost town in 2010.

He has also Chaired the Altrincham Neighbourhood Business plan from creation to completion over 4 years from 2013-2017 when the plan was adopted by Trafford Council as the planning framework for Altrincham Town Centre through to 2030. Effectively a plan written by the people for the people.

In addition Tony voluntarily works with local business support organisations such as the Altrincham & Sale Chamber of Commerce.  This approach translates internally within the business with an extremely strong commitment to training and development throughout the practice.