Driving change, inspiring others

This is why we continually review the choices we make to meet our long-term vision. We use our unique blend of skills and resources to unlock the potential for growth in our people, our clients and our communities.

Highlights from our 2019 sustainability successes:

  • Our School Enterprise Programme has reached 2533 students, developing financial literacy and entrepreneurial skills in young people
  • We are an accredited Living Wage employer
  • Over the past 3 years we have reduced our paper consumption by 42%, saving 1200 trees.
  • We have raised over £1.5 million for charitable causes since 2007
  • We support refugees into meaningful employment by offering work experience placements, skills based workshops and mentoring

We are proud to be a Living Wage employer – meaning all our own people and our third party contracted employees are paid the Living Wage, helping to tackle in work poverty and shape a vibrant economy. The real Living Wage is based on the cost of living and is voluntarily paid by over 4,400 UK employers who believe a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.  It is good for business, good for the individual and good for society.

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Environmental impact

The firm is committed to the protection of the environment. Our aim is to reduce pollution and minimise environmental impacts through our operations and services and we have approved science-based targets to reduce emissions. Our environmental management system is compliant with ISO 14001. We support the UN Global Compact Environment Principals, comply with the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme and report to the Carbon Disclosure Project

Our overall 2023 environmental goal is to reduce CO2 emissions by 13%.

Read more about the Science Based Targets initiative and companies who are taking action

Read our environmental policy

Mental wellbeing

Five peak performers across business and sport share their experiences and insights with mental health and resilience.

Find out more: Mental health and resilience for peak performance

School enterprise programme

Our School Enterprise Programme develops financial and entrepreneurial skills of Year 7 and 8 students and supports entrepreneurs in the developing world. This programme meets the Key Stage 3 curriculum, gives students the opportunity to create their own microbusiness, invest in the developing world and gain financial and enterprise skills through real-life experience. Read about our success with Rivers Academy

See our School Enterprise Programme in action.

“Working with the Year 7 students was so rewarding. Watching them grow in confidence during the day whilst bringing their business ideas to life. It was a privilege to be part of their entrepreneurial journey.” Briony Fagan, Executive

Supporting communities

We support local communities by offering our individual and collective time, skills and expertise.

We support a variety of charities and social enterprises, encouraging our people to give something back by volunteering, making donations or fundraising. We have a Matched Funding Scheme in place to supplement personal fundraising efforts and choose to do the right thing when humanitarian or natural earth disasters strike through our Special Appeals.

Supporting global entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs in the developing world need ready access to safe finance to grow their business. Microfinance is an innovative lending vehicle that enables easy and affordable loans where traditional banking is simply not available. Our relationships with lendwithcare.org and deki.org.uk enable our people to loan small sums directly to global entrepreneurs through secure in-country NGOs.

Since 2013, we have supported over 4000 global entrepreneurs across 14 countries with over £48,500 of combined loans. To see the impact, watch William Doh’s story, a fisherman building his business in Togo.

“I love being able to support budding entrepreneurs in the developing world who just need a helping hand. By investing just a small amount of money we can help transform their lives by giving them access to the finance they need to grow their business and lift themselves out of poverty.” Chris Bailey, Executive

“It’s a simple idea where you truly get more out than what you put in. To be able to help entrepreneurs to grow their businesses is brilliant. It’s a sustainable solution which means more people, businesses and communities benefit globally as a result.” Perry Burton, Head of People and Culture

Supporting refugees

We work with Breaking Barriers and Business in the Community to help refugees find sustainable employment and integrate successfully into life in the UK. We offer six-month work placements to help refugees build their employability skills and gain confidence. In addition, we run workshops tailored to people’s needs which include building confidence, effective networking and presentation skills.

Find out about our first ever refugee work placement below.

"Helping refugees to find work was truly inspirational! Amazing people, amazing experience and an incredible time spent putting our first world problems in perspective." Robert Moorehead-Lane, Associate Director