Community Support

JWS recognises community involvement as a cornerstone of its business

Since its inception in 1715, JWS and its employees have played an active role. In the 19th century, JWS regularly donated to charities supporting blind and deaf community members. Between 1888 and 1897, Andrew White served as Provost of Auchtermuchty. During WW2, JWS supported the effort by designing and producing scales for munitions factories and making wheel castings for Spitfires.

Today, JWS is reaching the community in many different ways.

JWS has a long-standing relationship with the Corstorphine Cougars RFC as strip sponsors for the Senior Men’s and Women’s Teams

Notable highlights include the Corstorphine Cougars RFC women’s team winning the Scottish National Seven’s in 2018, where JWS was a proud sponsor.  In 2018, JWS sponsored the Corstorphine Cougars 40th anniversary tour to the Keswick RFC in the Lake District. This tour began in 1979, continues to this day. The two clubs play each year in April/May for the Corwick Trophy. This is thought to be the longest-running fixture between Scottish and English Clubs.

JWS are actively involved with Career Ready Scotland.

Career Ready UK runs programmes in partnership with employers and schools & colleges to help prepare young people for success in the world of work. In 2018/19, their network of 5,000+ volunteers from 1,000 employers transformed the lives of 69,000 young people in 400 schools & colleges through its various mentorship programmes.

In Scotland, the two-year programme empowers young people in S5/S6 to kick-start their chosen career through a series of authentic workplace experiences and a network of support – the only schools programme in Scotland.

Joyce Onuonga, Managing Director, and Bethan Onuonga, Finance Director, currently work with students from schools in Scotland.  This interaction provides the opportunity for the student to learn and develop critical skills necessary for their future world of work.

JWS is a regular supporter of the Barnados Charity. This UK based charity has, for the last 150 years, supported children and young people to reach their full potential.