Comino's vision is of a world where people live more fulfilled lives within a prosperous and responsible society. Its founder Demetrius Comino believed in the importance of making things as an important aspect of the UK's ability to create wealth. And, as a successful entrepreneur, Demetrius also believed stongly in people’s potential for achievement and the consequent need to provide them with support to gain the confidence and skills needed to take charge of their own lives.
The Gordon Cook Foundation is an Aberdeen-based charity established in 1974 to promote and develop values education in the British education systems. Values education includes social and moral education, health education and projects likely to promote character development and citizenship.
The Foundation is dedicated to the advancement and promotion of all aspects of education and training which are likely to promote "character development" and "citizenship". In recent years, the Foundation has adopted the term Values Education to denote the wide range of activity it seeks to support.