The Dexam office team has settled into its new home within the company’s warehouse building at Units 8-10 Holmbush Industrial Estate in Midhurst. Managing director Bryony Dyer explains: “20 years after we moved into Unit 19 the pandemic brought into sharp focus the excess space that was just not being used. We are now all in one building and will benefit from the efficiencies this will bring.”
Bryony continues: “The other benefits of moving was the huge amount that we could donate to charity. Two decades of hoarding samples and un-packaged stock and never throwing away mugs, chairs, tables and much more has resulted in lots of donations.”
Beneficiaries include British Heart Foundation (taking chairs and tables) and UK Harvest, taking a wide array of kitchenware samples, some of which are being used in the charity’s new training kitchen (teaching young people how to cook). UK Harvest is also handing out Dexam’s scrapers and cookie cutters at its Pop-Up Pantries alongside bags of flour and sugar to encourage home baking.
Moreover, it has distributed cookware to the Horsham Well Being Centre (for an event on healthy eating to avoid diabetes), colouring in coasters to Chichester’s family park day, water bottles to a youth group event in Brighton, and espresso cups and tea towels to London’s new Nourish Hub.
Bryony made five trips to Macmillan Cancer Charity Shop in Midhurst, while furniture has also gone to the Haslemere Hub, “a fantastic youth facility set up just before the pandemic.” Besides its donations, Dexam has been keen to “reuse, reduce and recycle,” at the new office, emphasises Bryony, with recycled desks, repurposed light fittings and a former display kitchen now fully functioning in the staff canteen.
Top: UK Harvest collected lots of Dexam’s kitchenware samples to distribute to worthy causes that help food education and healthy eating. Photo by UK Harvest.