Press Release

June 2019


The George and Annette Bell Foundation Launch

 

Saturday 15th June 2019 saw the launch of the George and Annette Bell Foundation, the charitable company set up by George Bell OBE and his wife and lifetime business partner Annette Bell, of Bell Group UK.

 

Founded to leave a long-lasting legacy, by helping to create and sustain communities where people are inspired to live healthier and happier lifestyles and reach their full potential, the Foundation sets out to expand on the measurable community work George and Annette have been involved in over the last 30 years both in their personal life, and through the work of their property maintenance business Bell Group.

 

The George and Annette Bell Foundation aims to deliver a range of local and national projects including regeneration campaigns, education, training and employment opportunities, charitable and volunteering activities, providing support and the hand of friends to those that need it most.

 

Friends, family, industry figures, supply chain and local MPs from Bell Group’s 30-year history, including Philip Braat and Neil Gray came together at the University of Glasgow’s spectacular Bute Hall, to mark the momentous launch.

 

The summer Gala Dinner was kicked off by the kind sponsorship of AkzoNobel Dulux Trade, whilst the evening’s entertainment was provided by Scottish singer Darius Campbell-Dinesh. Dinesh who is an ambassador for the Prince’s Trust, not only performed and donated, but has also agreed to act as Strategic Advisor for the Foundation going forward.

 

Annette Bell commented ‘I am so pleased that our launch event was such a success- I can’t thank everyone enough for their generosity and support. To see our Foundation become a catalyst for good in the communities that George and I have worked in from day one is fantastic. ‘

 

The event also celebrated and recognised George Bell OBE who was awarded the Order of the British Empire by Her Majesty the Queen in her 2019 birthday honours list for his services to Apprenticeships and to Charity Fundraising.

 

Further information

The George and Annette Bell Foundation

Set up by George and Annette Bell, The Foundation was created to leave a long-lasting legacy, by helping to create and sustain communities where people are inspired to live healthier and happier lifestyles and are given the opportunity to reach their full potential.

 

George Bell OBE was given the Order of the British Empire by Her Majesty the Queen in her 2019 birthday honours list for his services to Apprenticeships and to Charity Fundraising

 

Bell Decorating Group

Bell Group remains a family-owned and operated company with their head office based in Airdrie, Scotland, one of the largest dedicated painting and maintenance contractors in the UK both in terms of our directly employed workforce and geographical coverage. Bell Group directly employ 1600 skilled members of staff and have a projected turnover of approximately £97 million for the current financial year, all directly relating to their core business of property maintenance and refurbishment works.

 

For information please contact:

Gemma Littell

01689 837977 or 07960 591 130

g.littell@bellgroup.co.uk


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