St. Ives, United Kingdom – 1 March, 2023 – Simpro, a leader in software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for the trades industry, is proud to announce their partnership with Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity (aka Lighthouse Club), a charity committed to improving the emotional, physical and financial wellbeing of construction workers and their families throughout the UK and Ireland.
This partnership aligns with Simpro’s global philanthropic commitment to support the mental health of the trade industries it serves by encouraging workers to talk about their mental health and wellbeing. Simpro will be championing the Lighthouse Club at various industry events, promoting the charity internally through a day of fundraising and sponsoring various charity campaigns such as their “Make it Visible tours” across the UK and Ireland. These tours are designed to provide information to frontline workers about crucial support services provided by the charity.
It is estimated that every day in the UK, two construction workers take their own lives. The Lighthouse Club not only encourages workers to start the discussion about their mental health but also provides charitable support, education and resources to workers and their families so they do not feel alone in their circumstance.
“As a global company, we are committed to helping remove the stigma workers have when it comes to talking about their mental health," said Amy Herbertson, People and Culture Business Partner, Simpro. “The support that the Lighthouse Club is giving construction workers and their family & friends is aligned with this commitment. We are so proud to be working with them and to do our part in helping bring awareness of the charity and the resources they make available to offer help to those who truly need it.”
“Simpro’s support demonstrates our commitment to construction families across the UK and Ireland,” said Bill Hill, Lighthouse Club CEO. “It will help us continue providing much-needed support and resources that ultimately leads to changing, and saving lives by improving the wellbeing of each and every construction worker we are able to reach.”
In June of 2022, Simpro formed a similar alliance in New Zealand and Australia when it became the first field service software company to partner with MATES in Construction, a suicide awareness, prevention and support program serving Australia’s and New Zealand’s construction industry. Their staff underwent “General Awareness” training by MATES in Construction and Simpro offices in both countries took part in MATES in Construction’s annual “Fly the Flag” event.