Our involvement with More Life
Martin Port is a board observer and strategic adviser at health company MoreLife, which aims to make the lives of individuals healthier through lifestyle behaviour changes.
Martin met MoreLife’s founder, professor Paul Gately, many years ago and took up the position as adviser in January 2022.
“Martin has been supporting MoreLife as a strategic board advisor since January 2022, and his impact has been transformational. Martin sought to listen and understand our business, its strengths and weaknesses and then he helped us focus our attention in areas that required fresh thinking and new leadership.
The ripple effect of his help is across our business and is very tangible in terms of KPIs as well as confidence in our teams. We are excited by the next steps, especially with Martin’s ongoing support”.
Prof Paul Gately, CEO MoreLife
Making a difference
Supporting charities and good causes is important to Port Growth Partners. It’s one of the reasons why we were established — so we could give back to communities and organisations in need of help. Founder and CEO Martin Port supports a number of charities and good causes, some of which are highlighted below.
Transaid works with partners and governments to solve transport challenges in sub-Saharan Africa. Martin is an ambassador for the charity.
Speed of Sight
Speed of Sight charity provides life-changing driving experiences on racetracks and off-road venues for people of all ages and disabilities who cannot or are unlikely to hold a driving licence. Martin Port is a corporate partner for the charity, helping more children and adults to benefit from its work.
The Focus Foundation
The Focus Foundation, founded in 2021 has been established in Manchester to transform the lives of adults with learning disabilities and those on the autistic spectrum.We also offer bespoke support to physically disabled people and recognise that many of our members will face mental health challenges.
Living Potential is a non-profit social enterprise that believes in nature-based interventions. Based on a working farm near Leeds, Living Potential offers a variety of daytime activities where people can learn a range of skills. The enterprise is supported through local authority funding and private funding.
Richard Goldberg Foundation
The Richard Goldberg Foundation supports children’s causes both nationally and locally in Leeds. The charity has raised £320,000 over its 15-year history. You can find out more about the Richard Goldberg Foundation here.
St George’s Crypt
St George’s Crypt is a homeless charity that provides support to the vulnerable and those suffering from substance dependence. Leeds-based St George’s Crypt was founded in 1930. It provides 24/7 emergency accommodation and food, and works closely with local GPs and dentists to improve the health and wellbeing of the people it supports.
Royal National Institute for the Deaf
The Royal National Institute for the Deaf (RNID) supports the 12 million people in the UK who are deaf or have hearing loss or tinnitus. One in eight working-age people in the UK have hearing loss. RNID helps people manage their hearing loss, get support, and funds vital research to develop new treatments.
Holocaust Educational Trust
The Holocaust Educational Trust aims to educate young people about the Holocaust and what we can learn from it. The Trust works in schools, universities and in the community to educate students and train teachers. Support the work of the Holocaust Educational Trust here.
St Gemma’s Hospice is a local, independent charity and has been providing expert care to the people of Leeds for over 40 years.