Hopkins Machinery and Gwent Wildlife Trust

Wednesday 21st November 2018

Hopkins Machinery join Gwent Wildlife Trust as Platinum Business members.Hopkins Machinery join Gwent Wildlife Trust as Platinum Business members.

A leading Welsh family-run business has extended the hand generosity to Gwent Wildlife Trust!

Hopkins Machinery have built on their relationship with us by becoming Platinum Business members of the charity.

Hopkins Machinery are agricultural, plant and utility vehicle hire and sales specialists.
We are delighted that the company, who are main suppliers to the Celtic Manor Resort, WRU, Ryder Cup, FAW and Newport Gwent Dragons, are now supporting our charity.

Our Fundraising Officer Robert Magee said, “We are delighted that Hopkins Machinery, a well-known, prestigious and highly regarded family-run business have joined us as Platinum Business Members. We look forward to growing our relationship with them by sharing knowledge and experience. As well as them supporting us, we hope that our expertise in nature conservation may help the wildlife at their premises such as barn owls.”

Hopkins Machinery’s Operations Manager Evan Hopkins - grandson of the company founder Ted, said he was more than happy to support a cause close to his own heart and his family’s business.
He said, “Gwent Wildlife Trust is very important to me personally, as I love wildlife and did a degree in Zoology at Reading University.
“Building on our good relationship with the Trust is also significant to us as a company, as our business premises are based within a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) at the Wentloog Levels, which is part of the Gwent Levels.
“It is vital to take care of this precious environment, so that’s why we support Gwent Wildlife Trust and their invaluable conservation work.”

Hopkins Machinery’s support to Gwent Wildlife Trust includes loaning the charity an off-road Kubota Rough Terrain Vehicle (RTV) throughout last winter.
We have used the vehicle to access our reserves and ferry materials to and from them and carry out essential winter maintenance including fencing, hedge-laying and checks on our conservation grazing cattle and sheep.

GWT’s Senior Farming and Wildlife Development Officer Tim Green said, “Thanks to Hopkins Machinery’s support and use of the RTV buggy we could easily get to our livestock and reserves over the winter.”

Hopkins Machinery delivered the RTV to Gwent Wildlife Trust’s Pentwyn Farm Nature reserve during which we held a special presentation in recognition of the company’s business membership.