Taylor Wimpey

In 2012, 162 Taylor Wimpey staff swapped the comfort of their own homes to take part in the first nationwide Sleep Out, including Group HR Director Maria Pilfold and Company Secretary James Jordan.

The home-builders have been long supporters of homelessness charities across the UK and have a strong partnership with Centrepoint.

Maria said: ‘We’re in the business of building homes and having a safe, warm place to go home to at the end of the day is something the majority of us take for granted.

‘We only had to spend one night sleeping rough, but this is the reality that thousands of young homeless people face on a regular basis, making the work that charities such as Centrepoint does to help them absolutely critical.’