ATLANTIC PACIFIC GROUP’s involvement, by sponsorship & other means, with charitable causes that are close to our hearts.

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Unity In Community

Unity in Community is the charitable arm of Atlantic Pacific Group. We support local and national based events each year, where the cause is close to our hearts.

Atlantic Pacific

Atlantic Pacific is an international logistics group of five individual companies, that provide UK and Irish international logistics supply chain solutions.

Our Support

Our owners are always keen to ‘give back’ and contribute to the community. We support our nominated charitable projects through sponsorship, free logistics and assisting with marketing. 

ATLANTIC PACIFIC GROUP’S ‘Unity In Community’ foundation supports charities, community events, and community organisations based within the communities where our businesses are located and where our employees live.

Unity In Community

Unity in Community is the charitable arm of Atlantic Pacific Group. We support one or two local and national based events each year, where the cause is close to our hearts.

Atlantic Pacific

Atlantic Pacific is an international logistics group of four individual companies, that provide UK and international logistics and supply chain solutions.

Our Support

Our owners are always keen to ‘give back’ and contribute to the community. We support our nominated charitable projects through sponsorship, free logistics and assisting with marketing. 

Christine Nichols – Executive Chairwoman

Christine has been engaged in the shipping industry since 1975 and doing charitable work and volunteering since 1984. She is a Founder, Owner and Director of Atlantic Pacific Group, Founder and Executive Chairwomen of Unity In Community and Lady Chairwomen of The London Freight Club, the first women to hold this position in the clubs 70 year history.

Christine is also a Director and Trustee of the Lady McAdden Breast Cancer Trust and holds Fellowships from the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and Royal Society of Arts, and is a Member of The Institute of Export.

Chrissy has a love of visual and performing arts which she supports by championing community events showcasing these art forms.

Tony Cottee – Patron

Former West Ham United legend – Tony Cottee – is a patron of the Unity In Community charitable efforts.  Tony says: “I love what the guys at Atlantic Pacific do, they make sure they give back and heavily involve themselves with at least one great cause every year. When they decided to formalise their charitable efforts under the ‘Unity In Community’ banner, I was delighted to get involved. I look forward to my patron role and helping to support them promote some great causes”.

Tony played 335 times for West Ham, during two spells, and scored 146 goals for the Hammers between 1982 and 1996. He was capped 7 times by England and also played in the top flight for Everton and Leicester City.

Christine Nichols – Executive Chairwoman

Christine has been engaged in the shipping industry since 1975 and doing charitable work and volunteering since 1984. She is a Founder, Owner and Director of Atlantic Pacific Group, Founder and Executive Chairwomen of Unity In Community and Lady Chairwomen of The London Freight Club, the first women to hold this position in the clubs 70 year history.

Christine is also a Director and Trustee of the Lady McAdden Breast Cancer Trust and holds Fellowships from the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and Royal Society of Arts, and is a Member of The Institute of Export.

Chrissy has a love of visual and performing arts which she supports by championing community events showcasing these art forms.

Tony Cottee – Patron

Former West Ham United legend – Tony Cottee – is a patron of the Unity In Community charitable efforts.  Tony says: “I love what the guys at Atlantic Pacific do, they make sure they give back and heavily involve themselves with at least one great cause every year. When they decided to formalise their charitable efforts under the ‘unity-in-community’ banner, I was delighted to get involved. I look forward to my patron role and helping to support them promote some great causes”.

Tony played 335 times for West Ham, during two spells, and scored 146 goals for the Hammers between 1982 and 1996. He was capped 7 times by England and also played in the top flight for Everton and Leicester City.

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Latest News

Chrissy Presents Volunteer Award At Food Bank

Chrissy Presents Volunteer Award At Food Bank

Unity In Community Executive Chairwoman – Christine Nichols – finally caught up with one of the winners of Basildon Council’s Volunteer Awards last week, when she met Emma Bunce at the Billericay Food Bank.

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Sponsors & Logistics Partners for the Herd In The City Event – Summer 2023

Atlantic Pacific Group are the Logistics Partner and Sponsor of ‘Herd in the City’ for Havens Hospices in 2023. Up-to 50 large elephant sculptures displayed throughout the City of Southend, along with over 70 baby elephants created by schools and community groups.

This follows on from our involvement with Havens Hospices in their successful 2021 event ‘Hares About Town’ which raised over half a million pounds for the Hospice.

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Billericay Town FC Women’s Football 

Through Atlantic Pacific Group, Unity and Community are delighted to have become partners with Billericay Town Women’s & Girl’s FC. They will be the match day programme sponsors for the 23/24 season.

Christine Nichols, Unity’s Executive Chairwoman, was honoured to be invited by the clubs Chairman Greg Lake to become a ‘Wave Maker’ for the club. The Wave Makers circle will provide support and mentoring to the clubs 300+ women and girls.

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Sponsors of  ‘The Boob Wall’ At Selfie On Sea

Southend’s wonderful new charitable project – Selfie On Sea – has opened at the Royals Shopping Centre. The project raised funds for ‘Lady McAdden Breast Cancer Trust’ and offers a fantastic opportunity to get some great selfies with friends and family.

Unity In Community Executive Chairwoman – Christine Nichols –  is a Trustee of Lady McAdden and one of the driving forces behind Selfie-on-Sea, providing logistical support and sponsorship via Atlantic Pacific. Christine has been a volunteer during the set up and build of the project, and will be helping to staff the store.

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ART & CULTURE Projects We Support

Lumino City

We sponsored this year’s fantastic ‘free to visit’ Light Festival that brightened up some of Southend’s most iconic landmarks. 

Hares About Town

Hares About Town was a spectacular public art display in Southend on Sea raising over £500,000 with support from us.

Gratitude

Gratitude – a spectacular national art installation remembering the early months of covid-19, raising over £200,000.

Leigh Folk Festival

A three day festival of music and arts, held within the walls of Leigh Library gardens and raising funds for Leigh Folk Arts.

Global Village Festival

Essex Cultrual Diversity Project’s event, including interactive workshops, demonstrations and a wide range of artists.

SPORTS Projects We Support

Billericay Town Women

In partnership with Billericay Town Women’s & Girl’s FC as they match day programme sponsors for the 23/24 season.

Wexford Girls FC

Proudly sponsoring Wexford Womens Football Club Under 13/15 Development Academy and their Under 17 team.

Golfer Max Reynolds

Unity sponsor Max Reynolds, a 21 year old British golfer presently studying in America and playing on the college tour.

Golf For Future

Unity In Community sponsor the ‘Golf For The Future’ day held by Barking and Dagenham Future Youth Zone. 

Debenham Bowls

Unity In Community Foundation have sponsored Debenham Bowls Club for the 2023 & 2024 seasons.

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The Little Red Tuk-Tuk

Since we adopted and painted the little red tuk-tuk in 2021, it has become synonymous with our attendance at many fundraising events in and around Essex. It even has its own facebook page.

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The London Freight Club (LFC)

The London Freight Club was formed in 1952/53 and is today the UK’s premier club for people in the transport and logistics sector. The club has been organising events with guest speakers for its members since its inception and the club has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds money for charities and good causes. After becoming the first female member of the club in 2013 Christine Nichols was elected Chairwomen of the London Freight Club, another first for a woman in 2023.

Picture: Christine Nichols, Director of Atlantic Pacific Group and Chairwomen of Unity in Community along with Ashley Nichols, Chairman of Atlantic Pacific Group and former Chairman of the London Freight Club at the Lloyds List Awards receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award of behalf of the London Freight Club. 

Atlantic Pacific Christine Nichols