Making A Difference
With a history stretching back over 100 years, we recognise that running our firm has an effect on society and also acknowledge the importance the contribution that businesses like ours should, and can, have on the local community. We have a responsibility of ensuring that the relationships we have with our clients, colleagues, contractors, third party suppliers, as well as the broader community in which we operate, are conducted with the high standards of honesty, integrity, openness and professionalism.
Whether through the involvement of our partners and employees on a pro bono basis or through charitable giving, we believe it is essential to give back to the local community in which we live and work.
We have a CSR Committee who meet on a regular basis to develop and lead on projects and activities within the local area. Firm wide engagement is paramount to the progress of the CSR Committee and everyone is encouraged to make a contribution, no matter how big or small their contributions may be.
We assign 80 days each year to support local charities which allows partners and employees time off work to help in the community. We also recognise that these opportunities may help with their own personal and professional development. Time may be spent supporting with projects, volunteering to meet the needs of the community, providing pro-bono legal advice, providing mentoring, coaching or other employability skills support, or acting as a trustee, school governor or volunteer.
Our people choose a charity to support on a bi-annual basis and organise a series of fund raising events during the course of the two years, such as regular dress down days, raffles, bake sales, bingo and many other events. Our charity for the next two years is North of England Children’s Cancer Research.