An innovative Exmouth-based firm – which recently won Best Business of the Year at the Exmouth Business Awards – isn’t resting on its laurels.
It is pushing forward with a wide range of community projects in the UK and worldwide, including the creation of accommodation for homeless ex-service personnel in Taunton.
Splash Projects, in Victoria Road, delivers leadership and team-building skills to corporate clients, helping them to build community projects for those in need.
In the past four months alone the company has delivered projects with more than 1,000 participants in Singapore, Malaysia, the US, Ethiopia, France and the UK. The projects include play facilities, sensory outdoor experiences, an educational food-growing facility and an outdoor classroom.
Last year, the team also delivered a new outdoor education and play area at Exmouth’s Withycombe Primary School. The striking hexagonal classroom shelter was built by students from Exeter’s Central Devon Academy – an ‘alternative provision academy’ catering for students who have often had a ‘fragmented education’.
Splash Projects was given the Best Business award for combining excellence in customer service and marketing, generating a ‘feel good factor’ for its staff and customers and engaging positively with the wider local community in the way it has conducted itself and championed these values.
“It is wonderful to be acknowledged in our home town and we are so proud to have won this award,” said Simon Poole, Splash Projects’ managing director.
“We have been based in Exmouth since 2005 and the majority of our employees and specialist contractors come from the town.
“Doing what we do, is a real team effort. It can be challenging at times, especially working in countries where the business and social culture is very different to our own but our team always steps up with a “can-do” attitude that delivers results.
“We work with some inspiring charities and community organisations and lots of great corporate clients. We find that creating something tangible for those in need really inspires the participants to deliver the best project possible, which in turn improves their learning outcomes.”
Article from the Exmouth Journal, Thursday June 1, 2017