Innovas started its business in Winsford in 2006 and is still based there, although its main office has now moved to Sandiway, Northwich. Over the years the business has supported numerous local events, individuals, and organisations; and continues to do so today.
In 2018, drawing on his musical background, Tim Ashcroft put on a Variety Show to support the Mayor to raise money for charity. With a magician, singers, ukelele orchestra, big band, balloon modeller, hula hoop dancer, pop choir and street dancers; in total a cast of over 100 from age 4 to 84 – this was a night to remember! Innovas also provided all the marketing and promotional materials.
The show supported the Mayor’s nominated charities: St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice and Winsford Youth and Community Forum; and raised over £1,500.
In 2019 Innovas first sponsored the then U9’s team with their kit. This sponsorship is now ongoing as the teams moves to become an Under 10's team. They are a mixed team of 3 girls and 8 boys, and play within the Chester league each week. The team are strong, competitive and determined to learn new skills and to deliver the best performance they can.
In 2019 it was announced that Cheshire FA planned to create a world class national football facility on the Knights Grange sport and golf facility in Winsford. To ensure engagement by the community Cheshire FA invited residents to apply to form a Steering Group. Tim Ashcroft, Innovas founder, was invited to chair this group. Innovas now also provides the secretariat supporting to the Steering Group.
Each year the town mayor recognises individuals and organisations at an annual awards evening covering various categories. Innovas has sponsored the award for ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year’ for several years. In 2018 Tim Ashcroft was himself honoured with an award for ‘Business Initiative of the Year’.
In March 2020 our world changed with the arrival of COVID- 19. Locally a support group was established to provide volunteer support for vulnerable people across Winsford. Innovas has provided some support for this group.
Innovas has put Corporate Social Responsibility at the heart of the way it works. We do not simply focus on short-term activities; rather, we have embedded CSR into our corporate Culture.
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