Vectura considers that one of the most significant impacts we can have within our local communities is to continue to provide high-quality employment opportunities and to develop therapies to help patients with airways-related diseases.
In addition, we support the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) initiative, which is a major UK government programme whereby nine employees actively help local school children to gain the understanding, capabilities and skills to flourish in a scientific environment such as ours.
We are proud to have a highly creative and active Social Committee which initiates a calendar of social and charitable events each year. With a dedicated budget, this team is empowered to organise engaging and rewarding activities to raise money for local charities, as well as facilitating our support of nationwide charity campaigns such as Comic Relief, the BBC Children in Need appeal and Macmillan as well as local charities nominated by our employees. Wherever possible, Group facilities are made available for these events. For the second year running, 34 employees participated in the Chippenham-to-Cambridge charity bike ride, raising almost £14,000 for Asthma UK, as well as forging strong relationships built on mutual trust and support, having fun and sharing a great achievement.