Howden UK signs the C-19 Business Pledge



03 April 2020

Howden has joined businesses from across the UK in an initiative to help Britain and its most vulnerable citizens to pull through the coronavirus crisis. 

Former Cabinet minister, Rt Hon Justine Greening, has launched the C-19 Business Pledge with entrepreneur David Harrison. The national scheme encourages businesses to join the coronavirus effort by pledging to help their employees, customers and communities across Britain get through the crisis.                                                               

The initiative has already received the backing of employers representing over 400,000 staff and students. 

As well as Howden they include BP, Everton Football Club, Co-operative Group, National Grid, DLA Piper, Severn Trent Water, global publishing firm Emerald Group and software provider Advanced. Also on board are investment company True Potential, tech giant Konica Minolta, Yorkshire-based Sewell Group and law firm Shoosmiths.   

Universities have also risen to the challenge, with Bolton Group, Bradford, Bishop Grosseteste, Brunel, Northampton, York St John, Staffordshire and Leeds Beckett universities all putting pledges forward.

As part of the pledge, Howden is committed to backing its three main objectives; supporting employees throughout and beyond this challenging time, supporting customers and doing what we can to help communities in Britain throughout the epidemic. This will not only help Britain through the immediate challenges of coronavirus, but also through its recovery.

Chris Evans, CEO of Howden UK Group Ltd comments “The impact of Covid-19 is being felt by all of society and Howden is pleased to be able to join the C-19 Business Pledge and play an active role in supporting those in need during these extremely challenging times. From day one we have put plans in place to support all three groups – employees, customers and the community. Being socially responsible is one of our core business values and we will continue to put every effort into applying this in everything we do throughout the coronavirus crisis.”

For more on the C-19 Business Pledge visit