The Group believes the communities where we operate should benefit directly from our presence through the investment of our time and money in the community along with the jobs and wealth created.
We continue to work with our partners, Business in the Community (BITC) and more recently STEMnet, to support and contribute to community projects that benefit the local areas. In particular we aim to support them through utilising our skills in the recruitment and employment arena to further the prospects of local individuals and provide them with skills and tools to gain employment.
Through our CSR Committee the Group engages with all its brands to choose the charities and volunteering projects that employees wish to support and engage with.
We encourage staff to favour projects that reflect our corporate values and priorities.
This year we are pleased to report that our employees raised £32,000 for a number of charities chosen by our staff. Fundraising initiatives have included involvement in the JP Morgan Chase Challenge, London and Paris Marathons, a Charity Golf Day and Tough Mudder.
All of our staff are encouraged to take part in charity fundraising activities and the Group devotes a minimum of one day per quarter to such activities.