Pat On The Back For Hawkesworth Staff’s Charity Work

  • 21 September,2017
  • News

Colleagues at Yorkshire-based portable appliance testing (PAT) business Hawkesworth have been running their socks off for the benefit of good causes at home and around the world.

Leading the way is Hawkesworth PAT Testing sales account manager, Amy Sharpe, who has been supporting Asthma UK ( by participating in the Great North Run on three occasions – this year recording her fastest time of 2hrs 53mins in September’s race, raising £588.

Her commitment to the charity follows the death of her brother, Christopher, from asthma five years ago. Amy is very community minded and when not working to help Hawkesworth meet the increasing demand for its PAT testing services, is busy organising fundraising for various organisations, including running a cake stall at the McMillian Coffee morning.

Staff at the Thirsk company have also been collecting and donating new underwear and bras for distribution to women and children in Africa. In remote or poorer parts of Africa underwear is a luxury that many people cannot afford or isn’t easily available.

The UK’s largest independent, dedicated PAT Testing company has not forgotten loyalty to its local roots and has provided wide ranging support to Thirsk/Asenby Village halls and Thirsk tourist information office. Hawkesworth Managing Director, Tim Crowley, said: “We are proud of our staff’s commitment to a number of great charities.”

Portable electrical appliances inspected by Hawkesworth include mobile phone chargers, kettles, microwave ovens, vacuum and floor cleaners, extension leads, heaters, air-conditioning units, televisions, laptops and even powered tools such as electric drills. Technology-based items such as photocopiers, printers, fax machines and desktop computers are also tested.

With over 20 years’ experience in PAT Testing, Hawkesworth is fully accredited to ISO9001/ISO14001 and BS OHSAS 18001 and can provide out of hours’ services at no extra cost, as well as unique ID labels backed up by full asset register and certification.

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