Brechin and Arbroath based new Nissan, Renault, Dacia, MG and used car dealer Mackie Motors have been recognised as a ‘UK Business Hero’ by the British Chambers of Commerce, after being nominated by the Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce (DACC).
“It was a fantastic surprise to discover that we’d been successfully nominated by our local Chamber of Commerce (DACC) for “UK Business Hero” recognition,” said Mackie Motors Managing Director, Kevin Mackie. “We were thankful to have had the opportunity to up our support for Voluntary Action Angus this year, by supplying them with two brand new fully electric MG ZS EV cars, at a point when they were ramping up their community support efforts.”
“When we heard that Mackie Motors had donated two brand new electric vehicles to local charity Voluntary Action Angus, we felt that they should be recognised for such generosity. This donation has allowed vital support work to be carried out across Angus safely whilst keeping carbon emissions down too! As a key anchor in the local community and an important business to Angus, we’re delighted to shine a light on their activity,” said DACC CEO, Alison Henderson.
The UK Business Heroes campaign was launched by the British Chambers of Commerce to recognise and pay tribute to the incredible work of UK businesses who have gone, and continue to go, the extra mile to help their local communities through the Coronavirus outbreak.
Voluntary Action Angus support the growth of volunteering, social enterprise and local third sector development in Angus. Working alongside local Health and Social Care services, they have seen an overwhelming response from the people of Angus, recruiting over 1,000 new volunteers, enabling them to get to those in greatest need in our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Volunteers were rapidly trained and supported to undertake deliveries of food and prescriptions, telephone befriending etc.
You can find out more about the work that Voluntary Action Angus are doing by visiting www.voluntaryactionangus.org.uk/ or www.facebook.com/voluntaryactionangus/. If you are interested in volunteering with them visit www.voluntaryactionangus.org.uk/coronavirus/
The surprisingly affordable, family friendly, fully electric MG ZS EV comes with a 7-year manufacturer warranty, which includes the battery. The water-cooled 4.5 kWh lithium-ion battery boasts a range of 163 miles from a single charge on a WLTP combined cycle. You can find out more about it here www.mackiemotors.com/mg/new-cars/mg-zs-ev/.