GSK in Montrose to give away £10,000 to local causes

Site engineering director at GSK in Montrose Chris Barbour
Site engineering director at GSK in Montrose Chris Barbour

Pharmaceutical giants GlaxoSmithKline in Montrose will be giving away £10,000 in a new awards scheme to Angus charities and groups that are committed to improving people’s lives.

The company has announced that applications for the first annual Angus Community Awards are now open to registered non-profit charities and community groups.

The GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Montrose team has committed £10,000 for the awards, which will be made to successful applicants from organisations dedicated to improving the local Angus community that “help people to do more, feel better, 
live longer”.

Commenting on the awards, site engineering director Chris Barbour said: “As a healthcare company and significant employer in the area, we want to use these awards to recognise other organisations who are committed to improving our local community and the lives of people who live in Angus.

“We have always supported local causes on an individual basis, but this is the first time we have organised it into a 
major event.

“We hope that by doing it this way we will be able to reach many more groups than we have in the past.

“I am delighted that we are able to offer £10,000 to support our local community and we welcome applicants from organisations across Angus.”

If you are a non-profit making charity or community group wishing to apply for an award ranging between £100 and £1000 to fund a specific activity or purpose that will benefit people in Angus, please email to receive an application form.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday, September 30.

The GSK site in Montrose, which has been in operation since 1952, manufactures active ingredients for a number of GSK’s key medicinal products and employs more than 300 permanent staff plus contract workers and 
business partners.