Travis Perkins has become an official event partner of the America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth for the second year running.

Supporting community events at the UK stage of the global regatta, the partnership reflects the distributor’s presence in the South of England and its commitment to supporting the local communities surrounding its branch and store locations.

As part of its commitment, Travis Perkins is funding the Portsmouth Sailing Project, which delivers sailing taster sessions to 1,000 local school children to inspire a new generation into sailing, while breaking down the potential barriers to young people from diverse backgrounds. The team is also working to construct a skate park for the community, further encouraging young people to try something new and prioritise their own well-being.

Carol Kavanagh, HR director at Travis Perkins, said: “This is our second year as an official event partner and we’re excited to see more children from the local area out on the water and at the skate park, trying something new and learning new skills.

“We are built on family values and this is what makes us different from many big businesses. Being a good member of the community is a key part of our vision and that’s why we wanted to partner with the America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth. There are around 300 Travis Perkins businesses in a 50 mile radius of Portsmouth, so this sponsorship presents a great opportunity to support our employees and customers in this area.

“An important part of our sponsorship is the joint-funding of the Portsmouth Sailing Project. This project reflects our on-going support of early career development and its role as a major employer in locations across the country.”