Brightpearl volunteers muck in at Windmill Hill City Farm 

GREEN-FINGERED volunteers from Brightpearl have been rejuvenating garden areas and providing care to animals at Windmill Hill City Farm, a 4.5-acre green space in South Bristol.

On Wednesday (23rd June 2022), 11 volunteer members of Brightpearl staff completed a day of much-needed support in the development and maintenance of the farm for the benefit of the local community.

The team got stuck in with a range of tasks, from planting pumpkins, to fence maintenance and making sure the animals were kept fed and happy.

Windmill Hill City Farm, based in Bedminster, Bristol, is a charity that provides recreation, education and therapy using food, farming and the environment as a theme and is a vital hub for the community.

Windmill Hill City Farm was formed in 1976 by a volunteer group of local residents determined to see a piece of inner-city wasteland put to more productive use, giving the local community the opportunity to experience farming in the heart of the city. Today, the busy farm includes a café and farm shop, children’s nursery, community & kitchen gardens, a range of farm animals, picnic and play areas, indoor and outdoor spaces to hire and even a 5-a-side football pitch.

Lauren McLaren, Employee Experience Manager, was one of Brightpearl’s volunteers. She says: “We had a great time volunteering at the farm – it was really rewarding to give something back to the local community. It was great for team building and satisfying to see the results of the work and the difference we could make – even if we were all quite achy and muddy by the end of the day!”

She adds: “Our staff themselves chose to volunteer at Windmill Hill City Farm because many are local to the area and have a vested interest in supporting the farm to benefit the local community. We’re so pleased to be able to offer these volunteering opportunities to our staff. It gives them the chance to come together as a team, contribute to the community, develop new skills, and take on different and rewarding challenges. Volunteering is a win-win, and we thank the team at Windmill Hill City Farm for the opportunity to give back.”

About Brightpearl

Based in Bristol (UK) and Austin, Texas (US), Brightpearl provides a retail operating system (ROS) for retailers and wholesalers. Its mission is clear: automate the back office so merchants can spend their time and money growing the business.  Brightpearl’s ROS includes financial management, inventory and sales order management, purchasing and supplier management, CRM, fulfillment, warehouse and logistics.

In addition, the system has high-performing connectors to the major ecommerce platforms, including Magento, BigCommerce and Shopify. Brightpearl’s platform manages over 10m transactions and $5bn of business a year.

In 2022, Brightpearl became part of the Sage Group plc, with the combination of Sage Intacct and Brightpearl creating a powerful solution for retailers and wholesalers.

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Mark Hook

Jun 24, 2022