We’re proud to support a variety of different local initiatives, clubs and events, both large and small. We place great importance on being a responsible employer and the sponsorships we get involved with are our way of giving back and enabling others to get on with what matters. We treat our sponsors as partners, and these are selected based on several reasons: 

  • The initiatives are highly regarded within the local communities in which we operate
  • Our employees have an interest and are given the opportunity to get involved
  • We have the same values and there is an opportunity to reflect our ambition to empower everyone to get on with what matters
  • To raise our profile as a caring business that demonstrates an improvement in community relations

Our current sponsorships portfolio includes:

Digital internships

As an innovative group of companies, we want to equip young people with the necessary skills to develop the future of tech. That’s why we run a digital internship each year for a small group of young people who are passionate about working in the digital sector. We give them hands-on work experience during the summer so they can gain an insight into how software development operates within our organisation.

Sussex Cricket

We sponsor the County Ground in Hove, where Sussex Cricket play their home matches. This partnership has greatly increased the number of people who now recognise the 1ST CENTRAL brand, which has helped to build a relationship within the local communities of which we’re proud to be a part. Our employees also get to enjoy some benefits of the partnership; like tickets to matches, meeting some of the players, and taking part in charity events at the ground.

Sussex Cricket Foundation

We support the Sussex Cricket Foundation in its aim to actively change the lives of young people in the local community through cricket, by delivering accessible and enjoyable opportunities that tackle inequalities, improve health and wellbeing and enable people to fulfil their potential.

Foundation ‘92

Set up by Manchester United legends Ryan Giggs, Phil Neville, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and Gary Neville, Foundation ’92 is part of Salford City FC. Its ambition is to help communities in Greater Manchester lead more active, healthier and happier lives by tackling pressing issues such as disability, mental health and homelessness.

Guernsey Air Display

We’ve been a gold sponsor of the Guernsey Air Display for a number of years. Every September sees historic and infamous aircraft, such as the Red Arrows, display in the skies above St Peter Port. Our ongoing support gives the people of Guernsey the opportunity to celebrate and commemorate the part these aircraft have played in protecting Great Britain.