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 going to be the Logistics Partner and Sponsor of ‘Herd in the City’ for Havens Hospices in 2023.

There will be up-to 50 large elephant sculptures displayed throughout the City of Southend, along with over 70 baby elephants that will be created by schools and community groups throughout South-East Essex.

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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Proud Sponsors of Leigh Folk Festival – June 2023

Leigh Folk Festival is the UK’s largest free folk festival, taking place within the walls of picturesque Leigh Library Gardens.

Running for 30 years, the festival welcomes tens of thousands of visitors to a majority free-to-attend event that celebrates a broad spectrum of music and performance.

It immerses Leigh-on-Sea over four days in rich and diverse sound, dance, comedy, spoken word, workshops and entertainment for all ages.

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Sponsors of Southend’s Lumino City (Festival Of Light) – February 2023

Atlantic Pacific Group’s ‘Unity In Community’ foundation is proud to be sponsoring Lumino City In Southend-on-Sea between 16th and 18th February 2023.

This fantastic ‘free to visit’ Light Festival will brighten up our winter with a series of awe-inspiring light installations, transforming some of Southend’s iconic landmarks and letting you experience the city in a whole new light. 

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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

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Other Events We Support Or Have Supported

Hares About Town

Hares About Town was a spectacular ‘Wild-In-Art’ public event that weaved its way across Southend on Sea raising over £500,000 with support from us.

Gratitude

Gratitude was a spectacular outdoor national public art installation which celebrated the stories of the extraordinary early months of covid-19, rasing over £200,000.

Leigh Folk Festival

A three day festival of music and arts in September 2021, held within the walls of the picturesque Leigh Library gardens and raising funds for Leigh Folk Arts.

Global Village Festival

Hosted by Essex Cultrual Diversity Project at Hadleigh Country Park, the event include interactive workshops, demonstrations and a wide range of artists.

Rickshaw Challenge

Atlantic Pacific’s Nicole Borg took on the Rickshaw Challenge – She braved the challenge of driving across the barren Rajasthan desert, in India, over 4 days. 

Village Green Festival

Village Green is a multi-art form and music festival, produced by Metal Culture in the picturesque grounds of a beautiful Victorian park in Chalkwell, Essex.

Chalkwell Lifeguards

We have been a sponsor of Chalkwell Lifeguards, who provide lifesaving patrols and training programmes for young people on Southend’s coastline, since 2014.

The Ironworks

We sponsor the artwork within ‘The Ironworks’ arts complex in Southend-on-Sea, providing residents with with valuable skills to help with personal wellbeing and growth.

More Support

You can find out more about other singular events we have supported, including Havens Hospice’s Ascot Day & Future For Golf.