Corporate social responsibility Committed to making a positive impact.
CSR is extremely important to us and we raise thousands of pounds a year to charities close to our heart.
We are proud to have a thriving Corporate Social Responsibility programme and our people are actively encouraged to participate in CSR initiatives.
We engage in a number of initiatives including:
- Partnering with local charities, to fundraise and promote their work
- Working with young people of all ages in our communities to enhance their vocational and personal development
- Supporting our staff who wish to support other worthy causes.
We are proud to have a thriving CSR programme. Each office votes for and supports a charity partner which are listed as official charities below.
- Birmingham: Acorns Children Hospice
- Glasgow: Strathcarron Hospice
- Leeds: Zarach
- Leicester: New Dawn, New Day
- Liverpool: The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity
- London: Refuge
- Manchester: Francis House
- Newcastle: IfUCareShare
Young and disadvantaged people
Staff from each of our offices regularly visit both primary and secondary schools in some of the most disadvantaged areas, whether to undertake the right to read initiative (assisting primary school children with basic reading skills) or hold mock careers interviews and CV assistance.
To facilitate staff engagement in CSR initiatives, we have a policy of offering two days of paid CSR leave per year per person. This has encouraged our staff to support a number of charities in addition to those supported by the firm.
Each of our offices has an extensive programme of activity throughout the year. This is not just limited to their official charity partner, but also a number of National events too.
These events in our offices alone raised a total of £32,009 in the 2018/19 financial year for a number of charities. In the 2017/18 financial year, we raised £22,780.
Each of our offices has a dedicated pot of money where staff can apply for funding to support their own charitable activities.
In the 2018/19 financial year, we are extremely proud to have given £18,351 in funding, from which our people then went on to raise £97,084! In 2017/18 we gave £15,272 in funding, which then went on to raise £77,204.
We are wholeheartedly committed to providing equal opportunity to our current and future employees and to our workforce representing the surrounding community. We treat all members of the practice fairly and extend that to all applicants for employment at the firm. We create an environment of positive working relationships to enable everyone to contribute their best.
Here are some of the highlights of our recent CSR activity.