A Bolton non-for-profit organisation helping businesses secure better value energy deals is celebrating its 10th birthday.

Box Power CIC, based in the town centre, made a £30,000 donation to charity to mark a decade in the energy consultancy business.

The organisation, which is the UK’s first energy consultancy, donates 100 per cent of its profits to charity and has donated £800,000 to charity to date.

In honour of its milestone birthday, it donated £10,000 each to Bolton Hospice, Bolton Lads and Girls Club and domestic abuse charity Fortalice.

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It also hosted a star-studded birthday celebration at the Astley Bank Hotel in Darwen and invited representatives of the partnered charities they support.

Box Power founders, Corin and Tricia Dalby, said: “It was amazing to see so many guests at the event, it was a truly spectacular evening with the mayor of Bolton, clients and charities in attendance, a wonderful event to celebrate and reflect on Box Power’s outstanding achievements over the past 10 years.”

Corin and Tricia founded Box Power CIC, after their son Benjamin was diagnosed with autism.

Both parents gave up their jobs to spend more time with their son, which included both Corin and Tricia selling their large, multi-million-pound energy brokerage company to a PLC in 2012.

The couple were blown away by the help they received from support networks and the local community, and knew they wanted to give back, and set up Box Power in 2014.

Gill Smallwood, chief executive officer of Fortalice, said: “I’d like to thank Tricia and Corin on behalf of Fortalice for all the support and funding that they’ve given us over the last few years.

"They have helped us put smiles back on children's and mums' faces that have suffered domestic abuse."

Dr (h.c.) Leigh Vallance, chief executive officer of Bolton Hospice said: “The kindness and generosity of Box Power CIC’s support has helped sustain Bolton Hospice’s vital service for local people, a vital gift for the families we support.”

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Emma Hutchinson, chief executive officer of Bolton Lads and Girls Club, said: “We have been extremely fortunate to receive funding from Box Power CIC over the last 10 years, that has supported us to provide a safe and modern facility for young people to come to.

“They have really helped make a positive difference to the lives of thousands of young people in Bolton.”

Darlington based HC-One, one of Box Power CIC’s clients, said of the celebration: “It was an amazing evening with inspirational stories from all the charities Box Power work with – a truly humbling night!

"We are so proud to work with suppliers who give back to their communities.”