A LOCAL business has donated a special payment to all its employees to help with the rising cost of living crisis.

Longworth Building Services, based in Haydock, has provided each of its 67 staff members with a one-off payment of £1,000 to help with rising fuel and energy bills.

With bills expected to spiral further in the upcoming winter months, Managing Director Paul Smith said that the management team wanted to offer financial support in preparation of the difficulties that lie ahead.

St Helens Star: The team at Longworth have been involved in numerous charitable projectsThe team at Longworth have been involved in numerous charitable projects (Image: Longworth Building Services)

Paul said: "Although we employ around 70 staff members, we want to keep that small business mentality as we care very deeply for each of our employees.

"With the rising cost of living crisis, everybody is facing an incredibly difficult time; so we wanted to do something to help our employees through this as they work so hard for us."

St Helens Star: Staff at LongworthStaff at Longworth (Image: Longworth Building Services)

In addition to their charitable payment to staff members, Longworth are frequent fundraisers for local charities such as Alder Hey Children's Hospital.

Organising events such as abseils, skydives and dragon boat races, Paul said that the company is "very aware of its corporate social responsibilities" and wants to do what it can to support the local community.

St Helens Star: Longworth have worked on numerous projects such as St Helens CentralLongworth have worked on numerous projects such as St Helens Central (Image: Longworth Building Services)

Founded in 1867, Longworth has merged into becoming specialists in the roofing and cladding industry and moved into Haydock Industrial Park in 2008.

The business has worked on construction projects locally and across the UK, including St Helens Central train station, and has gone on to win multiple awards for its work.

However, Paul said that it is their employees which retain their focus.

St Helens Star: The team fundraising for Alder Hey Children's HospitalThe team fundraising for Alder Hey Children's Hospital (Image: Longworth Building Services)

Paul, 49, from Liverpool, added: "We really want the business to feel like a team, where we may fall but we get back up together.

"Everyone has the same bills at home so we thought it was only right that everyone got the same financial support.

"People have told me that they were blown away by the gesture and that it means the world to them, so the feedback has been incredible and they can spend the money in whichever way they see fit."

To learn more about Longworth Building Services, you can visit their website here.