A Bumper day of volunteering

Fintech and motoring experts swapped cars for country air when they took part in a corporate day with the Peak District National Park Foundation.

A group of people in Bumper branded clothing stand in front of a National Park truck with trees in the background

Team members from Bumper – which has offices in London and Sheffield – joined National Park Rangers in woodland near Calver for a unique day of volunteering. The Bumper team worked together to collect hundreds of vintage glass bottles that were found when the site was recently cleared. It is believed that the area was on the site of a Victorian tip.

Founded in 2013, Bumper provides an interest-free digital payment platform for vehicle repairs and services, enabling owners to spread the cost of repairs over up to six months.

The company is supporting the Foundation after signing up to its Peak Partner scheme, which allows businesses to care for the National Park while meeting their Corporate Social Responsibility goals.

The Bumper team spent a day helping to clear the woodland in the National Park. The woodland has recently had to have many trees removed due to Ash Dieback Disease, which was when the glass bottles were discovered.

A bucket full of vintage glass bottles that have been collected from the woodlands

James Jackson, CEO of www.bumper.co.uk, said: “The Peak District National Park is an incredible area, right on the doorstep of our Sheffield office.

“This partnership allows us to work closely with an amazing local organisation, but also to have a positive impact on the environment. Here at Bumper, our corporate social responsibility has always been a priority for us. Working in the automotive industry, we’re acutely aware of the progress our industry needs to make towards solving the climate crisis and we know we need to be doing all we can to support this.

A member of the Bumper team smiles at the camera while holding a litter picker and yellow bucket

“We’re proud residents of Sheffield and love the area surrounding our office there. The Peak District National Park Foundation not only works to conserve the environment, but is also a great asset for Sheffield.

Becoming a Peak Partner was a no brainer for us, and we’re thrilled to be working with the Foundation. We really enjoyed our day clearing the woodland, meeting the staff who work in the National Park and talking about our CSR goals.

The Foundation’s fundraising development officer Claire Barlow added: “We’re delighted to welcome Bumper as a Gold Peak Partner. It was great to meet the team out in the Peak District. We’d like to say a huge thank you to them for their and look forward to working with them in the future.

Find out more about the Peak Partners scheme here.