Construction firm lays foundations for sporting dreams

May 5, 2021

Derby construction firm Hodgkinson Builders is helping to build up the nation’s sporting success by becoming our latest Gold sponsor.

The property developer, based in Pride Park, has joined under our Thrive sponsorship programme. Its support will enable us to continue and extend our work with talented athletes across all sporting disciplines, helping them realise their dreams and fulfill their potential.

As a Gold sponsor, Hodgkinson Builders also receives a raft of benefits for its own employees – all designed to improve physical and mental wellbeing. These include: access to a team of health and wellbeing staff; an online weekly group exercise session; online physiotherapy screenings and individual nutrition consultations.

Robert Hodgkinson, operations director for Hodgkinson Builders, said: “As a huge sports fan, including being an avid Derby County supporter for as long as I can remember, I am always in awe of the amazing achievements of our sportsmen and women.

“I also know that sporting success transcends sport in that it inspires people in every walk of life – not just to lead healthier lifestyles and be more active but to be the best they can be. So we are delighted and extremely proud to be the newest Gold sponsor for DIS.  

“I hope our involvement will help many more young Derbyshire champions come through the ranks and fulfil their sporting dreams. And I know everyone at Hodgkinson Builders will be looking forward to benefiting from our own access to some of the nation’s top experts in health and wellbeing.”

Hodgkinson Builders, which was founded in 1990 by Robert’s dad and current managing director Ian Hodgkinson, has a history of supporting young people in the construction industry and effecting positive social change through the building of better community-focused housing.

In 2016, Ian led a team of apprentice bricklayers to London, where they built a wall in front of Big Ben to help highlight the skills shortages in the industry. And this year Ian launched his company’s first white paper, which seeks to improve the lives of the less well-off by reversing the negative reputation of social housing.    

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