Santander Responsible Small Business of the Year Award

The Santander Responsible Small Business of the Year Award recognises smaller businesses that are integrating their thinking on the most critical sustainability issues into the core of their business.

Their work on marketplace, environment, community and workplace issues is transforming both their business and the communities they work in.

Covering the construction, financial, media, IT and transport sectors, the Big Tick companies demonstrated how they are moving beyond short-term gain and are orienting themselves to build in resilience, maximise opportunities and ensure the long-term viability of their business.

“It was evident from the shortlisted companies of the Santander Small Responsible Business of the Year category that today's leading smaller businesses are understanding the business need to inspire and, most importantly, enable communities to build resilience. They are taking seriously their role and responsibility to influence transformational change by sharing best practice within and beyond their sector.”
Stephen Pateman, Executive Director and Head of UK Banking, Santander UK

Lakehouse - Santander Responsible Small Business of the Year 2013

Santander Responsible Small Business of the Year Award, Winner 2013

Lakehouse’s £667,181 investment in apprenticeships has allowed hundreds of young people gain qualifications, while helping win new business and improve staff retention.

Published: July 2013
Ipswich building society

Ipswich Building Society

Santander Responsible Small Business of the Year Award - Highly Commended 2013

Ipswich Building Society builds customer loyalty and raises over £22,116 for charities through a range of corporate social responsibility initiatives.

Published: July 2013
Categories: Responsible Business
Wales Responsible Business Award Winner planter

Crystal Collections - aligning a responsible business practice approach

Finance Wales/Cyllid Cymru Wales Responsible Small Business of the Year, Winner 2013

By aligning their Responsible Business Practice policy with their business policy, Crystal Collections has driven new business, and enhanced its reputation against the background of a poor view of the area it operates within.

Published: June 2013
8build - Giving Back

8build - Giving Back

Santander Responsible Small Business of the Year Award - Big Tick 2013 - Re-accredited 2014

8build strengthens its involvement in community projects, becomes 100% carbon neutral and achieves 97% customer satisfaction.

Published: June 2013
Categories: Responsible Business

SiteVisibility

Santander Responsible Small Business of the Year Award, Shortlisted 2013

SiteVisibility increased the number of hours its staff focused on CSR activity by 376%, increased staff training by 29%, with 77% of employees saying they felt CSR activity has had a positive impact. In 2012 the company reduced energy usage, increased recycling and raised...

Published: June 2013
Categories: Responsible Business
Memset skillway

Memset

Santander Responsible Small Business of the Year Award, Shortlisted 2013

Memset has reduced power consumption by 500% making dramatic energy cost savings for the company and its customers. It helps employees develop innovative, green solutions to further improve energy efficiency.

Published: June 2013
Categories: Responsible Business

Greater London Hire

Santander Responsible Small Business of the Year Award - Big Tick 2013, Reaccredited 2014, 2015

Greater London Hire reduces carbon emissions by 30% and saves £200,000 in energy costs thanks to sustainable business practices.

Published: June 2013
Categories: Responsible Business

 

 

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