Our priorities go beyond business and we believe passionately that our firm can be a force for good in the communities in which we work.
We make sure our business behaviour encourages the growth and development of our communities and that we act responsibly towards the environment.
Our staff lead our corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme, which we call “Community Matters”. It relates to three types of community:
THE GREEN COMMUNITY
We take our responsibility to the environment seriously. Activities include planting trees, reducing waste (we now send zero waste to landfill) and using local suppliers where possible. We also have our own beehive – protecting bees, producing honey and giving staff the chance to learn new skills in the process.
THE ASHFORDS COMMUNITY
We want to provide a positive and rewarding working environment for all employees. We do this through CSR initiatives including arranging staff discounts at local businesses, allowing staff to buy up to three days’ holiday each year and introducing a cycle scheme offering subsidised bikes.
OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY
We actively contribute to the communities in which we work. For example, for the last three years we have asked all our teams to nominate a charity of the year, which has raised almost £300,000 for Mind, Parkinson’s UK and Alzheimer’s Society.
Pleased to be sponsoring the Team Mi-space on our pedal pilgrimage to Amsterdam in aid of Prostate Cancer. They will be leaving London in June 2018 on the epic journey. To date they have raised £13k.