Berkeley named Covid-19 response champion by Greenwich Council


Berkeley East Thames has been presented with a civic award from the Royal Borough of Greenwich in recognition of its support for the Council’s response to the Covid-19 crisis. The award was given at an event, hosted by the Mayor of Greenwich Denise Hyland and Council Leader Danny Thorpe at the Cutty Sark, which was organised to thank key organisations that have gone above and beyond during the pandemic.

At the start of the crisis in spring 2020, Berkeley East Thames responded quickly to the Council’s call for help to provide much needed PPE to frontline staff. Earlier this year, the company also donated just over £23,000 to Project Hope, an initiative by the NHS and Greenwich Council to provide wellbeing support to staff at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust. At a grassroots level, Berkeley worked together with its residents to provide community assistance at Kidbrooke Village near Blackheath and Woolwich’s Royal Arsenal Riverside. The business provided support and funding for the formation of Mutual Aid groups in the Royal Borough of Greenwich which enabled local volunteers to help neighbours in need.

Karl Whiteman, Divisional Managing Director at Berkeley East Thames, said: “It’s an honour to receive this award which is a testament to the hard work of our Berkeley residents and colleagues. We’re incredibly proud of the strong community in the Royal Borough of Greenwich and how everyone has pulled together to make a difference during the Covid-19 crisis.”

Other awarded organisations included the police, NHS Trust, Oxleas NHS Trust, South East London CCG, Greenwich Community Development Agency (GCDA), and Charlton Athletic Trust (CACT).