Lead Forensics employees have completed a litter walk from Southsea Castle to Eastney beach to give back to the environment

A Portsmouth company has completed its first litter walk – and is keen to do more.

By Sophie Lewis
Thursday, 23rd June 2022, 1:09 pm
Updated Thursday, 23rd June 2022, 1:09 pm

The litter picking walk saw employees from software sales and marketing company Lead Forensics walk from Southsea Castle to Eastney beach, collecting rubbish to help the environment.

Kim Brosnan, chief people officer for the Lakeside Northarbour-based firm said: ‘One of our themes as a business is about giving back so it is one of our key principles so we encourage all employees to give back,

‘There was a plastic documentary on Netflix and I watched it with my daughter and it was horrific, so that has stuck with me.’

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Staff from Lead Forensics during their litter pick in Southsea on Wednesday Picture: Habibur Rahman

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They have given locally to Julia’s House, based in Bournemouth, and Naomi’s House, based in Winchester.

The volunteering days gives the ‘employees the opportunity, in work time, to do what they want to so it is a great idea.’

Lead Forensics workers at Southsea Castle Picture: Habibur Rahman

Approximately 25 staff members turned up to take part in the litter picking walk and it was a great success, with them collecting bags of rubbish that had been carelessly left on the beach.

Kim said that the company was excited to help the environment and that they are going to continue on a regular basis because they want to do ‘anything we can to help even if it is just a little bit.’

The team hopes to continue the litter walks on a regular basis to give back to the environment.

Picture: Habibur Rahman