Corporate Social Responsibility


We continue to pursue product innovations reflecting on how the world is changing and are constantly thinking forward in research and development for expanding our range to meet the ever-evolving needs of the automotive industry. For example, the hydrogen-powered fuel-cell electric vehicle market: Laser Tools are committed to working closely with vehicle manufacturers to develop and manufacture tools specifically designed for the future vehicle workshop.

The Laser Tools range of tools and safety products for hybrid and electric vehicles has been developed in conjunction with leading UK car manufacturers and importers, to create a dedicated programme covering all aspects of workshop safety, vehicle safety, personal safety, and related high voltage tools and test instruments.

All products are tested and certificated to the latest international standards for working on, or close to, live high voltage environments, as found on all modern hybrid and electric vehicles. Whether our customers are working on cars, vans, trucks or buses, the Laser Tools programme will help keep employees and customers safe.

By staying ahead of the curve, we ensure that our customers have access to the most efficient and effective tools available in the market.

Visit our range of products for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles: Laser Tools/Electric Vehicles


We are passionate about making a positive impact on our communities and our initiatives recognise that people are our most valuable asset.

School Leaver Scheme

Tool Connection offer a fantastic opportunity for students to participate in a School Leaver Learning and Training Scheme. We want to support anyone who is interested in gaining work experience within a business environment and spending time with us before deciding on a particular career path we hope will be valued. To learn more about this scheme, click here


Eldon Tool & Engineering work alongside the AMRC Training Centre in Sheffield. Apprentices are employed on a full-time basis, working at least 30 hours per week, with practical on-the-job training alongside academic study time. By offering an ‘earn as you learn’ scheme, with a secure and stimulating job, apprenticeships are an excellent pathway to develop valued skills and qualifications, all whilst working.

Apprenticeships are highly-valued and are aimed at anyone looking to get started in engineering, those who want to change career or develop the one they already have. The combination of on- and off-site training and development has created a dynamic workforce and the apprentices are part of the growth of the business.

Apprentice Testimonials

Matthew Chadwick
Matthew Chadwick

“Eldon Tool and Engineering has created a culture for employees wanting to improve and better themselves and examples are in the numerous opportunities to carry out continuous personal development with training. Throughout my time at Eldon, I have used CPD to improve my knowledge and skills to further develop my career.”

Daniel Beighton
Daniel Beighton

“Since returning to the company from the AMRC Training Centre I have been given many opportunities to develop my training further, supplemented by gaining knowledge and skills from my fellow colleagues.”

Student Mock Interview Scheme

Tool Connection work with local secondary schools to help prepare pupils for employment. Each year, the company’s experienced HR team spend a number of days in each school to conduct mock interviews with pupils, to practise interview techniques and provide positive feedback. Our aim is to build the confidence of the next generation looking for work. Tool Connection are passionate about helping local students prepare for their futures.

Careers Fairs

Both Tool Connection and Eldon Tool & Engineering attend regional careers fairs to promote our vacancies to those looking for work.


The Company is keen to engage with the community and support local projects as well as supporting staff with fundraising activities in-house. Money raised by staff has been sent to charities and local initiatives including Myton Hospice, local food banks, period poverty, women’s refuge, MacMillan Cancer Support, local drug and alcohol dependency units, dementia café, Save the Children and MND Association to name but a few.

The Company also supports the Southam & District Lions Club. The Club focuses on helping those in need in the community, no matter how great or small the need. One of the events sponsored by the Company, and run by the Club, is a local Triathlon. Our sponsorship allows the Club to utilise all funds raised at the event solely for those in need. The Triathlon is a semi-annual event for all ages with both Adult and Junior categories, of keen triathletes from the local area. Members of staff also volunteer at these events to support the good work done by the Club.

Southam & District Lions Club
Southam Triathlon


Sustainable Operations

Investment in Solar Energy

Solar panel systems have been installed at Tool Connection’s warehouse buildings in Southam and at Eldon Tool & Engineering, the company’s manufacturing facility in Sheffield.

Tool Connection are realising the benefits of solar energy that has seen us less reliant on the mains power and are able to use what we are generating on site, which has been a massive step forward in our mission for being self-sufficient and one day, we hope to be!

Since their installation, 150 trees per month are being saved and that number is growing day by day!

LED Lighting

In the offices and warehousing, lights have been replaced with LEDs in a move to use more energy efficient lighting solutions.

Environmental Policy

Our objectives to minimise any impact on the environment are detailed in our Environmental Policy. For more information, please read here

Carbon Neutral Initiatives

Oblong Trees

Tool Connection are a sponsored partner of Oblong Trees, who work with companies to plant trees in order to re-wild, restore and improve biodiversity. We are proud to be one of their heroes

We have agreed an initial 10-year plan, planting 2 x trees per employee each month. In the UK, Oblong Trees so far have planted a spread of 495 trees at 4 locations in Warwickshire and a further 165 trees in Malawi, with more planned for DR Congo and North America.

To see how our tree plantation is going, click here. Each time we donate, Oblong Trees will add to the number on this page.

Bug Hotel Competition

At the plantations in Warwickshire, Oblong Trees would like their sites to be havens for wildlife and are looking at wildflower planting, beehives and more.

Oblong Trees created a wonderful opportunity for schools in the local community to get involved and held a competition for students to design and build Bug Hotels for them to be placed at one of their sites to bolster the insect population. Tool Connection donated prizes to the winners of the 3 prize categories; Primary School, Secondary School and 6th Form. Click here to find out more about this important initiative.