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The Alumet Group is the first SME from central England to join Prince Charles’ Business in the Community group

24 Oct 11 Specialist facade contractor Alumet has become the first SME in the Coventry & Warwickshire region to be enrolled in prestigious Business in the Community (BITC) group.

BITC was founded by the Prince of Wales – who also served as its President for 25 years – and he praised the commitment of the Southam based firm for its commitment to local community and environmental projects.

Gary Summers - founder and CEO of Alumet and Midlands Entrepreneur of the Year - believes that a relationship with  such an august body that is set on promoting corporate responsibility ‘will hopefully not only help to develop our own business practices, but also ensure that the community benefits from increased employment, charity support and overall economic renewal’.

BITC is a not-for-profit organisation with over 830 British members and is chaired by Mark Price (Managing Director of Waitrose).

BITC advises, supports and challenges its members to create a sustainable future for people and the planet and improve business performance.

Other members of BITC include Jaguar Land Rover, National Grid, University of Warwick, NP Aerospace, Severn Trent and AXA.

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Alumet will be working closely with the BITC to ensure the welfare of both people and the environment in all areas of their business.

Alumet Systems is a specialist building contractor, providing cladding for buildings.  A few years ago they diversified and started a renewable energy arm of the company. EOS Energy is now a thriving concern which recently secured £20-million funding enabling it to offer PV (photovoltaic) installations for free.

EOS Energy has recently announced the creation of their Community Green initiative which provides free electricity for charities and not-for-profit organisations.

“I subscribe without reservation to BITC’s values, the most important being to always act with integrity, and practice what you preach when it comes to business practice,” said Gary Summers.

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