• BE in the Community

At Berriman Eaton, it is part of our job to understand communities in order to sell and rent homes within them, and it felt right giving something back.

The concept of ‘BE in the Community’ is for the company and all of our team to give something back by means of volunteer and charity work.

For more information please view our Facebook:  www.facebook.com/BEintheCommunity  or email Andy Roberts on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Ella from our Bridgnorth Office took part in this years annual Up The Steps Walk, hosted by the Bridgnorth Rotary Club.

Ella, and her friend Fran, tackled 800 Steps in Bridgnorth – impressively completing the walk in 3rd place in just over an hour.

Participating as part of the ‘Bosom Buddies’ Team raising money for Breast Cancer Now UK and Prostate Cancer UK – Ella and Fran raised a fantastic £600.

Well done Ella and Fran!


Bra bank – busting at the seams!

‘Against Breast Cancer’ recently provided our Tettenhall Office with their eye-catching Pink Bin! Over the 2 months the bra bank was in our Tettenhall office we managed to collect a surplus of bras with help from our local communities.

Against Breast Cancer’s bins fund research for breast cancer, whilst also reducing landfill, creating jobs, and sorting our drawers!

We would like to thank each and every person who donated to and shared our collection. Read more about Against Breast Cancer’s bra recycling campaign: https://www.againstbreastcancer.org.uk/recycling/bra-recycling

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Fascinating archives, collected by our very own property expert David Berriman, looking for new home!

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Captivating historic files, currently held in our Tettenhall Office are looking for a new place to be displayed and marvelled at.

Including fantastic images and historical information they are a wonderful collection and make an absorbing read.

This year David Berriman celebrates an impressive 60 years in estate agency, to which his knowledge and passion is unrivalled.

Read more about his incredible collection and some of David’s interesting recollections of property sales throughout his 60 years here: https://www.expressandstar.com/news/nostalgia/2023/04/22/archives-offer-a-fascinating-insight-into-the-history-of-property-market/

Sponsored Breaks

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“Sponsored breaks” are a fabulous initiative, championed by founder Simon Love and now, over 18 months, a group of 40 proud sponsors, including Berriman Eaton. 

Sponsored Breaks nominees enjoy the wonderful opportunity of a FREE break in the Sponsored Breaks Campervan which has been modified for those most deserving to enjoy.

The idea came from founder Simon Love who throughout the pandemic was working as a prison officer.

Along with thousands of other key workers throughout the country, the burden of the Covid 19 Pandemic made for stressful and tasking working conditions.

sponsored breaks beach photoEager to help other hard working key and charity workers, Simon had the idea of using advertising to fund his venture in purchasing a campervan to allow well deserved nominees a relaxing escape without the financial burden.

Since 2020 Sponsored Breaks have provided around 30 breaks greatly benefiting over 90 admirable and commendable individuals around the country.

In future they hope to provide breaks to further worthy nominees, create a fleet of campervans and expand their range of breaks on offer!

To find further information on how to sponsor or nominate please visit their website: https://www.sponsoredbreaks.com

Successful food bank collection 2021

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The team at Berriman Eaton are pleased to say that another collection for the local food bank in Bridgnorth has been very successful!

We’re very proud to see the community come together to support such an incredible charity and we wish to thank all who donated so generously. This week the food bank helped 11 families, 11 couples and 14 individuals.

The charity is always looking for donations so please visit their web site to discover how you can help! You can always follow the charity on Facebook at the following www.facebook.com/BridgnorthFoodBank

Estate agent launches free printing service to help parents home schooling

Original article by James Pugh, Express and Star,  https://www.expressandstar.com/news/

Parents who are struggling to print their children’s schoolwork are being given a helping hand by an estate agent.

caroline eaton director be 1Berriman Eaton has recognised the pressure and frustration home schooling is bringing and wants to help out by offering access to the high-quality printers it uses when promoting its properties.

All parents need to do is email their documents over and members of staff will print them out and arrange for socially distanced collection.

It is the latest initiative to be launched through the company’s BE Community, a social responsibility programme designed to raise money for local causes and provide volunteering support where it is needed most.

Caroline Eaton, director of Berriman Eaton, said: “As a full-time working mum, like many of my colleagues, it’s a strain juggling the home schooling, let alone the broadband speed, software updates, microphone connection and printing issues that are adding to the stress.

“Covid-19 is tough on everyone and we want to do our own little bit to help. We’ve got the technology and we’ve got people wanting to give a little back so why not? It means local children can have good quality learning material or have their own work printed in the best possible condition.”

Berriman Eaton, which has offices in Bridgnorth, Kidderminster, Tettenhall and Wombourne, has been running BE Community for five years now and in that time has taken part in charity challenges, organised a prescription delivery service, volunteered at the Good Shepherd in Wolverhampton, as well as completing a makeover project for The Haven Refuge.

In addition to the free printing service, the company is also getting behind St Michael’s Church of England School’s ‘Giving Shed’ in Tettenhall by donating food and essential items, which was set up in April to help those less fortunate.

Parents are invited to place donations and in turn can take things they may be struggling to get hold of or afford.

Andy Roberts, managing director of Berriman Eaton, added: “It’s part of our job to understand communities we sell and rent homes in and it feels right to give something back, especially during the pandemic.

“Our staff have really got on board since we started it five years ago and, by doing things out of the workplace, we have helped strengthen working relationships and friendships. It’s a win-win for everyone.”

Carvers Wolverhampton Half Marathon Events

The Wolverhampton Marathon has been part of the local scene since its original foundation in the 1980’s. There was a short period when it did not take place and then it was revived in 2002 by Carvers, to their great credit. This was our first year involved with this remarkable event and we were incredibly honoured to be asked to be one of the headline sponsors.

Huge credit goes to the Marathon Committee at Carvers, the marketing team at OLCO design and Vernon Dodd, The sponsors; The Grand Theatre, Banks Brewery and Paycare, all the support staff, the volunteers and the residence of Wolverhampton who filled West Park and lined the streets cheering on and supporting the participants. Without everyone pulling together and embracing the sense of Community the event wouldn’t have been the same.

Thankfully the sun was shining and the day ran perfectly, and more importantly the staff and their families that took part in some of the events managed to get into work on the Monday morning.

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Berriman Eaton are delighted to have collected so many items for the local charity, Bridgnorth Food Bank – www.bridgnorthfoodbank.co.uk

The items vary from washing up liquids and baby wipes to boxes of chocolates and cereals.

We would like to thank all of our staff and clients who have generously donated to a worthy cause.

The charity is always looking for donations so please visit their web site to discover how you can help! You can always follow the charity on Facebook at the following www.facebook.com/BridgnorthFoodBank

Wishing all of our clients a very Happy and Healthy New Year!

REVERSE ADVENT for Christmas

Make a difference for someone this year – REVERSE ADVENT – Donations can be dropped off at any of our offices in Bridgnorth, Tettenhall or Wombourne.

To find out what items are needed visit www.bridgnorthfoodbank.co.uk

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Mother's Day Afternoon Tea - BE in the Community

"St Chad’s C of E First School in Pattingham is an award winning First School in the heart of Pattingham village.

The school have an active Parents, Teachers and Friends Association (PTFA) who raise funds to support the children’s learning in school in a variety of ways which bring the school and wider community together. Children were able to invite one, or more, family members to an Afternoon Tea to show their appreciation in time for Mothers’ Day.

The PTFA made a selection of cheese and ham sandwiches, and baked cakes in preparation for the afternoon.

A small group of volunteer Dads, including Bruce, were on hand to serve the families which made for a relaxing atmosphere, greatly appreciated by those who attended. Vintage china and bunches of daffodils made for a lovely scene and the event raised a wonderful £152."

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Our first BE in the Community volunteering day for 2018 took us to Compton Hospice's superstore in the centre of Wolverhampton. The four members of staff on the day included Andy, Emily, Sarah and I - all geared up ready to assist in any way possible.

Ed Blackwell, manager of Garrick Street, welcomed us and proceeded with a tour of the extensive superstore with all aspects of Compton Hospice being covered.

On the day Emily worked on the till working very well with other volunteers whilst Sarah was on the shop floor keeping all items in order whilst assisting with shoppers. Andy and I helped with the furniture side of the store, generally moving sold items to the collection area and re-arranging existing sale items, allowing for more space on the shop floor.

"At Compton, we are lucky to have over 850 volunteers aged from 16 to 90 years old who give up their time to support us, just like yourselves, and as a result this helps us to save over £1million every year in running costs, ensuring that donations go that extra mile. As a result so we are so grateful for your support and hope to welcome you back in the future to find out more about the work of the hospice and how your support helps us."

Charlotte Lilley
PR & Marketing Officer
Compton Hospice

For more information on how you can volunteer at one of Compton Hospice's 28 shops or make donations please click on the link below:-


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The Haven

The HavenOur latest BE in the Community led us to lending a hand at The Haven in Wolverhampton. The Charity is an organisation that supports women and dependent children who are vulnerable to domestic abuse and homelessness.

The four volunteers on the day from BE included Mel, Oliver, Tric and I. We arrived at one of the hostels ready for a hard day's work, fortunately the sun was shining so it allowed for some garden duties.

Mel and Tric worked tirelessly in the garden trimming every bush, hedge and tree - as well as tidying the vegetable patch - I think Alan Titchmarsh would be proud!!

Oliver and I tended to collecting all of the apples, raking the lawns and re-arranging and de-cluttering the hostels store rooms, hopefully a job well done.

Marta Rios, Engagement Volunteer Leader, from The Haven (pictured with the team) helped set up the day and continues to assist the Charity in her full time role and is a wonderful ambassador to the Charity.

The Haven are always looking for volunteers or donations with Christmas coming soon, please do contact us if you would like to make a donation or might like to provide Christmas presents or any unwanted items.

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The Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd

The Little Brothers of the Good ShepherdThese three intrepid members of BE recently presented themselves at Darlington Street Methodist Chapel to assist in the soup kitchen run by The Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd who used to be in Thornley Street but now rent space from the Chapel.

We do various Community Service projects from time to time which not only assists the chosen charity but also opens our eyes to things we would not otherwise experience.

Sarah, David and Charlie were unsure about what to expect and were not enthused when Paul, said that the first task was cleaning the toilets which were in a disgusting state and needed thorough cleaning and removal of vomit and everything else associated with dirty toilets. We meekly followed him like lambs to the slaughter and with looks of unconcealed horror on our faces. Halfway there he turned round with a big smile and said ‘ you fell for that’ which we certainly did!

Laying up tables followed with some sorting of a profusion of tinned goods, Sarah acting as a waitress and Charlie and David performing the difficult task of making tea and coffee!

This is a major enterprise serving hot meals every lunch time and providing carrier bags of provisions on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The food is provided by almost all the local supermarkets and food businesses who give damaged or other items they could not sell. The throughput is astonishing and they not only provide food but advice on benefits problems and try to equip people to get back into work.

On our day the menu was soup, fried chicken, stew and bread and butter pudding. There were about 100 takers and we were told that was a quiet day. The overriding impression was of a very slick operation and grateful and polite recipients.


‘Berriman’s Bluebells’ for Race for Life - £600 has been raised by some Berriman Eaton staff ‘Berriman’s bluebells’ for the Race For Life held in Himley last weekend.

Great effort!

Before and after the race pictures!

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