Barbershop backs Capital One fundraiser

Nottingham barbershop, The Dandy Gent, has teamed up with Capital One in its support of mental illness support charity, Rethink.

Over the last 2 years Nottingham City’s largest employer, Capital One, has raised over £100,000 for Rethink – which equates to approximately 300,000 people benefitting locally.

New to Nottingham, barbershop The Dandy Gent is keen to work with local workers and organisations – and having met with Capital One’s Dave Richards- offered to give £2 to Rethink for every Capital One employee enjoying a service in the shop.

Dave is Capital One’s Head of Corporate Responsibility, in post to ensure the business plays its part in supporting the local community as well as its employees.

“We’re always looking for local partnerships and keen to join with other community-minded businesses like The Dandy Gent.” Said Dave.

The barbershop, based inside nearby antiques centre Hopkinson, has offered Capital One employees its standard local worker discount plus a half-price second booking in addition to providing the donation.

“This new shop echoes the community ethos that we have across all of The Dandy Gent branches,” says Nottingham Manager, Sarah. “Our two Derby shops are well known community supporters, something owner Shane O’Shaughnessy is keen to continue as the company expands.”

Having launched in August 2019, The Dandy Gent is enjoying a steady growth in business as its reputation widens in the City.