ONE of the Bradford firms already signed up to the #GiveBradford 100 Club has spoken about its passion for supporting the city, in a bid to urge more businesses to sign up.

Packetts Insurance Brokers was one of the first businesses to join the 100 Club, which has been created to raise money for charities which support people in Bradford.

#GiveBradford was set up at the end of 2017, and has already seen 25 businesses sign up to be a part of the project.

Charities supported by the 100 Club include Bradford Nightstop, Bradford Disability Football Club, Impact Gaming CIC, and Shine (West Bowling).

Wayne Cowley, director at Packetts, spoke about his reasons for getting involved in the project.

He said: “I love that Bradford is a multicultural city with great heritage and is the centre for opportunity and attraction.

“Big names remain here for a reason; Santander, the National Science and Media Museum, Bradford City Football Club, Seabrook Crisps, etc and it’s good to be associated and part of that.

“We need more joined-up thinking within the city to drive business and opportunities for the next generation, essentially make Bradford more attractive to larger businesses to return to the city.

“We are proud to be part of Bradford which has a lot to offer and it’s important as one of the longest-established companies in Bradford we do our bit to support and promote the city.

“Bradford 100 Club was an ideal opportunity to forge a relationship with other like-minded businesses who share the same vision.

“I particularly liked their passion to do the best for Bradford and help develop the young skills and talent.

“We take our social responsibility seriously and want to do our bit for the disadvantaged young people of Bradford.


“#GiveBradford Stronger Together provides the foundation to help other charities and organisations to help and give the disadvantaged young people of Bradford the opportunities they wouldn’t necessarily get and enable them to fulfil their ambitions within a community and city that has so much more to offer.”

The 100 Club was launched last November at an event at Valley Parade, where business leaders from across the district met and spoke to some of the charities which have benefited from donations.

l To sign up for the 100 Club, visit