Request a call back

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

HOE support for local schools’ philanthropy

HOE support for local schools’ philanthropy

Highland Office Equipment (HOE) have joined forces with The Wood Foundation. HOE support local charities and high school pupils in Inverness through the Youth & Philanthropy Initiative (YPI).

Highland Office Equipment multifunction printing devices inverness HOE support

Highland Office Equipment, Inverness

The presenters and the panel

Third year pupils from all five secondary schools in Inverness have been researching and creating passionate presentations. They presented why their chosen charity should receive a £3000 donation from HOE, part of the Capital group.

Alex Main, HOE’s Sales Director, had previously sat on the judging panel of both the Culloden Academy and also Charleston Academy YPI finals, respectively. At Charleston, he shared a panel alongside HOE’s ICT Manager John Robertson, and Capital Document Solutions Founder & Managing Director Tom Flockhart, to name but a few.

Tom Flockhart (middle) and Alex Main (right)

Flower of Scotland

The judges at the Charleston YPI final collectively decided on the Crocus Bereavement Group as the winning charity. Crocus is an organisation that was set up to provide emotional support through peer group sessions and also empowerment for bereaved children.

The very first final, which was held at Millburn Academy, saw special needs touring charity Seagull Trust Cruises announced as the winners, with local charity Mikey’s Line, a text support point, receiving the second £3000 donation at the Culloden Academy final.

A worthy cause

Alex, delighted at being involved in such a rewarding initiative, said:

“This investment enables young people from across Inverness to get close to the big issues that affect our community here. It also directly supports a number of small, local charities. It’s great to see the levels of engagement and active research that all students have undertaken with their chosen charities.”

Alex Main, HOE’s Managing Director

Sir Ian Wood is Chairman of The Wood Foundation and is delighted to be collaborating with HOE, and added:

“Over the last decade we’ve established a number of strong partnerships with like-minded funding partners. Together we support programme growth and also sustainability. We look forward to working alongside Alex and the Highland Office Equipment team as YPI continues to develop and embed across the city.”

For further information on Highland Office Equipment and the services provided, visit the contact page now.

This story on HOE support for local schools’ philanthropy has also been published in The Inverness Courier, The Press & Journal, and Highland News.

LinkedIn Google+


Posted in Special Interest

The highest security standards and smart usability features

The highest security standards and smart usability features

The highest security standards and smart usability features with our Canon 3rd edition imageRUNNER ADVANCE range

Announcing the new award-winning Ricoh IM C range

Announcing the new award-winning Ricoh IM C range

The new award-winning Ricoh IM C range offers an intelligent foundation for productivity across the workplace.

Sign up to our newsletter