Specialist construction, mechanical and electrical supplier, DP Building Systems, based in Perry Barr, Birmingham, is proud to announce its charity partnership with Cancer Research UK.

This exciting partnership has a clear focus of raising £100,000 of funds over the next two years at an extremely critical time for the charity and continued cancer research across the country.

The donations in which Cancer Research UK receive are extremely important in supporting their pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The charity is estimating a £160m drop in income this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. For every product purchased, a donation will go directly towards helping to reduce this shortfall.

To commemorate the partnership, DP Building Systems are launching two products in November 2020 supporting Cancer Research UK, which will feature a Universal 5-in-1 USB Fast Charging Cable which includes the Cancer Research UK branded colours.

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But why have this local company decided to support Cancer Research UK?

I lost my Mum to cancer when I was 17 years old and I didn’t tell any of my friends that Mum was diagnosed. I am not sure why, but I was young, and I wasn’t sure who to talk too, what to do, and the support from charities such as Cancer Research UK were not available.

Rob WhiteDP Building Systems LTD


My Dad also was diagnosed with prostate cancer six years ago when he was running DP Building Systems, and he asked me to take over the family business. Thankfully, he recovered. But cancer has not just impacted me, its affected many of my employees in different ways. As a team, we wanted to make a difference to beat cancer and we felt by generating donations, raising awareness and offering people a means to remember and celebrate the people they love and perhaps, have lost, is important to us.

We know it’s only a small gesture, but we want to do our bit to help find a cure. “Every two minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer, and when we researched the impact that COVID has had on the vital research, we knew we wanted to become a corporate partner with Cancer Research UK and make a difference with our products. “Our products have been designed to raise much needed donations whilst adding value to everyone’s day-to-day lives, not just a throw away product. The packaging is 99% biodegradable, and the products have all been tested and approved”.

“Cancer Research UK is absolutely delighted to be launching our partnership with DP Building Systems. We are excited that DP Building Systems has designed a unique 5-in-1 charging cable that will help to raise awareness and funds for Cancer Research UK. DP Building Systems’ support is invaluable and will help us continue our life-saving work to make progress for people affected by cancer, who have never needed us more. We look forward to an exciting time ahead working together”.

Caro EvansDirector of Partnerships at Cancer Research UK

About DP Building Systems

DP Building Systems was established in 1998 as a specialist distributor to the building services industry.

DP Building Systems is a family run business, managed by people with many years’ experience in the multitude of uses for Unistrut metal framing, we understand the industry’s support requirements and offer free technical support and advice on all aspects of product use. We can also provide you with any loading requirements with our Unistrut in-house systems.

Our industry experience and a close association with our suppliers built up over a number of years enables us to offer our products at competitive prices. By developing good supplier relationships DP Building Systems ensures that its broad base of customers is given the most cost-effective support solution.

Now with a second location 20 minutes from Central London, DP Building Systems now offers two locations with Channel, Tray and Rod cutting facilities allowing us to add more service, support and value to our customers.

Our Locations – We are now operating from dual locations, with warehouses, trade counters and offices setup not only in Birmingham but also London. This means that no matter your location you are guaranteed a fast and efficient delivery service as well as the option to collect.

Our Mission – ‘’ DP Building Systems aim to guide you seamlessly through the process of selecting the best products and solutions for your needs, without in-house technical resource and industry experience we will be able to offer the support and advice to help you determine exactly what is required and ensure it is delivered to your exact requirements.’’

The Future – ‘’At DP Building Systems, we are always striving to improve our services and products offerings in order to offer you the best experience and pricing possible. We have excellent relationships across the leading manufacturers to ensure your experience is with DP Building Systems is ‘’World Class’’, and allows us to build a personal relationships with you.’’

About Cancer Research UK:

  • Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research. 
  • Cancer Research UK’s pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives.
  • Cancer Research UK has been at the heart of the progress that has already seen survival in the UK double in the last 40 years.
  • Today, 2 in 4 people survive their cancer for at least 10 years. Cancer Research UK’s ambition is to accelerate progress so that by 2034, 3 in 4 people will survive their cancer for at least 10 years. 
  • Cancer Research UK supports research into all aspects of cancer through the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses.
  • Together with its partners and supporters, Cancer Research UK’s vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. 

For further information about Cancer Research UK’s work or to find out how to support the charity, please call 0300 123 1022 or visit Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Contact Us

DP Building Systems
Unit 4 Tamebridge Industrial Estate, Aldridge Road, Perry Barr, Birmingham, B42 2TX

T: 0121 706 7777 (Birmingham)
T: 0203 795 9151 (London)