Peter Beckwith has always taken the view that his privileged position in life requires him to put something extra back into society with a view to improving the quality of life of others.
To this end, he and PMB Holdings have supported and organised various local community events, such as the annual summer Cannizaro Festival, which provides an eclectic mix of comedy, music and performing arts in a local Wimbledon Park.
In addition financial support has been provided, for example, to assist a local Merton Special Needs School to develop various capital projects including a new therapy pool and assisted changing facilities.
In 1992 The Peter Beckwith Harrow Trust (“PBHT”) was formed in order to provide financial assistance to allow boys aged 11+ and educated in the state sector to enter independent schools, such as Harrow, The John Lyon School and Merchant Taylors' (Sandy Lodge). To date a total of 60 boys have benefited.
In addition PBHT has supported the educational outreach programmes organised nationally by the Ambassador Theatre Group (“ATG”) through its network of theatres.