Our valued partners
Please click on the logos of our partners to find out more about how we work together.
Back Up was a charity Allianz supported over a multi-year, strategic partnership. The partnership focused on our Back Up to Work programmes and included an annual donation, hosting and volunteer support for one of the courses each year as well as other pro-bono support. This led to a recent successful collaboration project to support Back Up with our data. As a main sponsor of ParalympicsGB and a commitment to Diversity & Inclusion, Allianz and Back Up have plenty of opportunities for collaboration.
Aspire Law is a spinal injury specialist law firm, the only current law firm dedicated to supporting and helping people with spinal cord injury. Aspire Law are the headline sponsors of our mentoring program as well as being a member of our legal panel.
Back Up’s relationship with BMO started in 2005 and is one of our longest running partnerships. BMO were looking for a charity that they could make a genuine difference to but that could also engage their staff in different ways. Their employees volunteer as buddies on courses and support our events like the Dragon Boat Race and our charity dinners. In 2017, 40 people joined our Snowdon Push challenge, putting three teams together including a wheelchair user in each to race to the summit and back. They raised a fantastic £17,000!
Bolt Burdon Kemp
Bolt Burdon Kemp supported our Under 18s wheelchair skills training for a number of years and our now are headline sponsors for our family support. Raquel who leads the Spinal Injury team at BBK has an SCI herself, so understands the challenges that young people with spinal cord injury face and the strain and injury can put on a family so it is great to have this vital support.
Clinimed offer a range of high quality medical products across three areas: Stoma Care, Urology and Wound Care. They have been supporting Back Up since 2015 and from 2018 will be partnering with us on our Next Steps courses for people with incomplete spinal cord injury who are able to walk. You can visit their website here.
As one of our premium partners for nearly ten years, Coloplast support our wheelchair skills course within all the spinal injury units.
Eversholt Rail Group
Eversholt Rail Group: Currently charity of the year for the second time around. The first partnership was award winning. Back Up partnered with Eversholt Rail after winning their staff vote to become charity of the year. After an amazing 18 months, we had raised over £40,000 – an incredible amount for an office staff of just 100 people. On top of the usual staff fundraising like cake sales, Christmas jumpers and running events, Eversholt Rail staff got involved in all aspects of the charity and volunteered on courses and took on epic challenges like the Dragon Boat race and Snowdon push. There was something for all members of staff to get involved in and partnership even won the Better Society Award 2017 – best scheme to encourage staff fundraising.
Gerald Simonds have been long term partners of Back Up and currently sponsor our wheelchair skills extra.
Irwin Mitchell sponsor our wheelchair skills extra and are also members of our Legal Panel.
JMW currently sponsors all of our information boards within each of the spinal injury units, this partnership supports our outreach in spinal units and our regular support calls. Our relationships allows us to benefit those most in need of support and we are looking forward to building on this relationship for many years to come.
Leigh Day are members of the legal panel and support through attending our events and fundraising.
MW are currently a member of the Back Up Legal Panel
Russell-Cooke is a top 100, London-based law firm with 200 solicitors and lawyers; advising commercial, not-for-profit, regulatory and personal clients. With one of their offices just around the corner from Back Up in Putney, they give us regular access to their meeting room facilities for our board meetings and training days. Russell-Cooke are also the headline sponsor of our annual Front Row Fashion Show event and have fundraised for Back Up through golf days and sponsored events.
Sage a leader in online accounting software have supported Back Up for the past three years after receiving a grant donation from them. This support has helped us run a number of different courses. This support falls under their ambitious plans to give away $2million by 2022
A strategic partnership with mutual benefits, Savills have supported Back Up since 2014. They host the Back Up to Work course in their London offices, getting staff involved to help run workshops and build the confidence of participants getting back to work. They have also given staff the opportunity to volunteer on courses, giving staff a higher levels of disability awareness and increased empathy for disabled people; improved communication and interpersonal skills; empathy; emotional intelligence and improved problem-solving skills.
Delighted to have Shoosmiths as joint sponsor of our Wheelchair Skills services as well as attending all our events from the ball to the push.
Over 100 employees from Stewarts have been engaged with Back Up in different ways over the past 10 plus years. They love anything competitive and are often the first to sign up to events like our annual Dragon Boat Race, Snowdon Push and bike rides, we now have a yearly charity cycle ride #RideForDanny to raise money and keep the memory of Danny a solicitor who recently lost his battle with cancer. Stewards support our activity courses with a generous annual donation from their foundation. Additionally they have offered pro-bono support to resolve legal issues we have faced and donate prizes for our auctions.