A COMMUNITY will celebrate the Platinum Jubilee with the aid of a business that will also be raising a glass to its first five years in the town.

Comax UK is sponsoring reusable glasses for Ringwood Town Council events, starting with the the Party in the Park this Sunday.

The support will prevent the use of thousands of single-use plastic cups.

Local councillors including the mayor of Ringwood took a first look at the sponsored glasses.

Cllr Rae Frederick, chair of the events management sub-committee, said: “We are very grateful to Comax UK for helping us to make this event more environmentally sustainable.”

The sponsorship starts a summer of celebrations for Comax of its five years in the town.

The supplier of commercial catering, janitorial and care products was established in Poole in 1992.

Its 28,000sqft warehouse on Yeoman Road, Ringwood, was planned in detail by the directors of the business and purpose-built over 12 months. It features sustainable solutions including large solar panels and automatic LED lighting using passive infrared (PIR) sensors.

Comax UK is committed to achieving net zero by 2050. It says it works with customers, suppliers and people in the local area to reduce its impact on the environment.

Sales director Greg Prowse said: “Ringwood is the perfect base for Comax.

“We’ve enjoyed being part of the town for the last five years and we are delighted to be able to support the towns drive to make their events more sustainable.

“We’d love to work with and support more local businesses to help with any eco-friendly products they need.”

Comax UK is one of the largest wholesalers in the south, with vehicles delivering across Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Surrey and surrounding areas.

It has more than 25,000 product lines and has partnerships with the major manufacturers in its field.