Making better links with the local community
Brett Investment is a small, family-owned business located in the beautiful Scottish Borders. We believe that having strong values that we live up to is very important. For us, it is all about our People, our Community and our World.
We support two local charities that we believe punch well above their weight.
Borders Forest Trust is a charity established to restore native woodland habitats to Southern Scotland, an area with the lowest percentage of native woodlands in mainland Scotland. Since 1996, they have been working towards planting trees, restoring peatlands and other natural habitats, enriching the biological diversity of around 31 sq km in the Southern Uplands. They aim to demonstrate large scale ecological restoration in action, and inspire landowners, statutory bodies, local communities and policy makers to embrace this alternative model for land use and conservation.
Having successfully organised beach cleans in East Lothian, Green Tweed Eco developed a series of river cleans along the River Tweed and its tributaries. These began with local events in Melrose before the first event under the GreenTweed Eco banner; 7Towns1River. 196 volunteers from towns and villages between the source and the sea collected 2,200kg of rubbish from the main river. 7Towns1River led directly to the current Great Borders River Clean involving over thirty communities on rivers and waterways across the Scottish Borders. The Great Borders River Clean is now one of the biggest river clean events in the United Kingdom.
But what really makes a community special is its people and the organisations that sit at its heart. Brett Investment also supports the following local organisations and charities: