Our community

Being a 'force for good' in the community has always been part of the Partnership's vision and our Partners offer their time to support local, regional and national initiatives that help to build more vibrant, economically sustainable communities.
Dominic de Bruxelles, Visual Merchandiser, John Lewis and Golden Jubilee Trust Secondee
Dominic De Bruxelles, Visual Merchandiser, John Lewis and Golden Jubilee Trust Secondee

Our approach involves:

  • devoting time to community initiatives and building
    community relationships
  • volunteering, fundraising and donating to charity
  • continuing our Golden Jubilee Trust secondment scheme
  • engaging with communities where new shops are
    being built to ensure integration
  • offering sustainable employment opportunities in
    town centres.


We like to get practically involved at a local level. The Partnership encourages close links between Partners, schools, institutions, charities and local authorities. We recognise that the benefits are mutual: Partners are proud of helping to improve and support local communities, and community work also helps them to develop their own skills and experience.

'It's been brilliant. It hasn't been easy – but then I expected that and it didn’t faze me! I enjoyed seeing what it's like working for a charity. I'd love to help the charity again in the future.'

Dominic de Bruxelles, Visual Merchandiser, John Lewis and Golden Jubilee Trust Secondee with Chickenshed theatre company