Corporate Social Responsibility

Communities and our employees

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The community

We work with not-for-profit partners, support employees’ charitable projects, and act as a good neighbour in the communities where we’re located.

  • We match employee funding for our nominated annual charity. In the last financial year our staff raised £85,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, including £30,000 by 17 employees who took on the challenge of scaling Mount Kilimanjaro
  • We support employee commitment to their chosen causes with three paid ‘Giving Back’ days a year, on top of their annual holiday entitlement. That’s over 700 days a year donated to helping charities and communities

Our employees

Many people stay with us for the long-term, so it’s important to create a stimulating and rewarding work environment. And through regular training and development opportunities, including professional qualifications, we help them get the most from their careers. 

  • We encourage our employees to present their views and suggestions at regular forums. It helps us to improve staff wellbeing and the way we do business  
  • We are developing programmes to encourage the full engagement and active involvement of all our UK employees
  • We won a Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For accreditation award in the ‘Ones to Watch’ category, following an overall increase of 6% in our employee engagement levels
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