Corporate Involvement

Cummins Turbo Technology Staff on a maintenance work party with our volunteer coordinator Helen Stephenson

How do employers get involved?

EPIKS offer a great opportunity for businesses who want to help improve the local environment. Our work with corporate partners includes improving habitats for wildlife, installing eye-catching gateways and route maps, and creating safer paths and access to the riverside for all to enjoy. We can tailor packages to suit your business and level of involvement including: 

Volunteer Work Party Days. We can work with you to improve the environment on your own premises, or invite your team to join us on a wildlife site in Kirklees. All tools, equipment and health and safety are provided by us. 

The Sponsorship and Adoption scheme is suitable for businesses of all sizes who want to contribute to their local area by improving and maintaining our riverside greenspaces, with regular maintenance sessions where you can join EPIKS staff and volunteers or let us do the work on your behalf.

For employers interested in promoting active travel see our e-bikes project, which can provide a loan/hire service to allow employees to try out an e-bike from a one hour session or up to a month.

For corporate sponsorship information contact



Partnership examples

In Huddersfield, volunteers and staff from John Smith’s Stadium and Cummins Turbo Technologies are working with us to develop the natural green spaces along the river from the Stadium to Lockwood. Their dedication has enabled the foundations of the Huddersfield Riverside Nature Park.

At Colne Rd, companies have enjoyed away-days restoring footpaths at a stunning Yorkshire Water site.

Lesjofors Springs have planted trees and wildflower meadows on their premises at Lindley Moor to boost wildlife on their site. 

Schofield Sweeney Solicitors created wheelchair friendly access to a riverside haven at King’s Bridge in Huddersfield. 

Aldi in Milnsbridge are long term supporters of the Riverside Way path and heritage site that benefits from regular maintenance and attention and helps to protect river wildlife.

Thornton and Ross helped maintain an historic, wildlife-rich dam bordering the River Colne and the Huddersfield Narrow Canal near Titanic Spa at Linthwaite. This partnership led to the installation of information boards at the dam.

View PDF report on this project, supported by the Landfill Communities Fund >>