Primary Authority Scheme partners
It is with great pleasure KFRS can announce that Demelza Hospice Care for Children and Parkstone Ltd (trading as Hoopers Stores) have recently been added to our partnership list which includes our long standing partnership with Shepherd Neame having all been accepted by the Secretary of State to become partners within the Primary Authority Scheme.
Demelza Hospice Care for Children
Demelza is a charitable trust which runs two hospice facilities in Kent and South London providing a large range of care services to children, young people and their families. Funding is received from a portfolio of charity shops across Kent, East Sussex and South East London. The charity also run a Palliative Care Team who provide direct care in family homes providing respite care, on call services and crisis intervention services.
Hoopers have become the second business within a month to partner with Kent Fire and Rescue Service as part of the Better Regulation Delivery Office’s (BRDO) Primary Authority Scheme.
Parkstone Ltd, who trade as Hoopers Stores, is a small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) formed of four department stores located at Tunbridge Wells, Torquay, Wilmslow and Harrogate. They specialise in stocking designer fashion brands and beauty products as well as having homeware departments.
Shepherd Neame is Britain’s Oldest Brewer, based in Faversham, Kent, since 1698. It is a family business with strong family engagement and a balance of Neame family members and non-family members on the Board of Directors. Shepherd Neame prides itself on being an integrated regional brewer with an estate of good quality pubs and hotels across the south east of England including Kent, Medway, London, Essex, Surrey and Sussex.