Responsible Business Awards 2015

Wates, Re-Shaping Tomorrow

Wates, Re-Shaping Tomorrow

Education Award supported by UKCES, Highly Commended 2013

In 2012, Wates worked in partnership with 400 students from schools in deprived communities, raising aspirations among young people and winning business as a result.

Published: July 2013
Wates Building Futures participants

Wates Group - Building Futures

Work Inclusion Award, Winner 2013, Reaccredited 2014, 2015.

Wates’ Building Futures helped 54% of its long-term participants move back to employment or training in 2012, while saving the business £1 million in recruitment costs.

Published: July 2013
Categories: Employment
South-East Local Impact Award - Highly Commended planter

Danone, Eat Like a Champ

South East Local Impact Award 2013: Building Stronger Communities - Highly Commended.

Eat Like a Champ (ELAC) was born following Danone’s discovery that there was a gap in knowledge surrounding healthy lifestyles amongst teachers, parents and children. Danone partnered with the British Nutririon Foundation (BNF), The Children’s Food Trust (CFT), the Department...

Published: June 2013
Categories: Communities
South East Local Impact Award Winner 2013 planter

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer - The Freshfields Work experience programme

South East Local Impact Award Winner - Work Inspiration South East, Winner 2013

The Freshfields work experience programme aims to provide young people from a range of backgrounds with insight into life at a law firm.  Last year, Freshfields provided over 130 placements to young people with 96% of students feeling the experience had given them a positive...

Published: June 2013
South East Impact Award Winner planter

Jobsite UK (Worldwide) Ltd : Beyond Blue

South East Local Impact Awards - Building Stronger Communities - Winner, 2013

Jobsite UK’s Beyond Blue programme offers 18-22 year olds a twelve-week volunteering programme based in Portsmouth, culminating in a chance to volunteer in the Townships of South Africa.  The volunteers develop the skills and abilities of youngsters in the townships, helping...

Published: June 2013
Categories: Talent & Skills
Young people on a Mars work experience visit

Mars Chocolate UK - Mars Volunteer Programme

South East Local Impact Award 2013 - Employee Volunteering Company of the Year, Winner 2013

In 2012 over 50% of Mars UK Associates volunteered in Slough through the Mars Volunteer Programme.  Alongside this, Mars’ new skills-based volunteering programmes was launched to address key local needs, and support Associates’ skills development, attracting a 12% uptake,...

Published: June 2013
Categories: Volunteering
South East Local Impact Award Winner planter

Jason Dowling, Carillion plc - King Richard School partnership

South East Local Impact Award 2013 - Employee Volunteer of the Year sponsored by Legal & General - Winner 2013

Carillion were keen to engage with the local community and, in line, with the company’s vision and values, employee Jason Dowling saw an opportunity to invest in the future local workforce through the large number of existing employees' children attending the local King...

Published: June 2013
Categories: Volunteering
South East Local Impact Award Winner 2013 planter

British Land - art: space for young carers in London, with arts charity Create

South East Local Impact Awards, Building Stronger Communities, Winner 2013, Reaccredited 2014. 2015

British Land aims to implement its Community Charter at all major properties by 2015.  This includes building local relationships and addressing local issues, such as that of young carers in Westminster who have been supported by the art: space project.

Published: June 2013
Categories: Education
Pupils of a Reading Business Class Cluster school

Prudential UK & Europe - Business Class Reading

South East Local Impact Award 2013 - Business Class Category - Winner 2013

Prudential are a National Champion of Business Class and lead and fund the Reading cluster of businesses and schools. They see their Business Class engagement as a way of contributing, over the long-term, to local schools and communities.

Published: June 2013
RBS volunteers

Team RBS, Islington Playground Challenge, with Islington Council

South East Local Impact Award 2013 - Building Stronger Communities, Highly Commended.

The Team RBS Islington Playground Challenge is a partnership between RBS and Islington Council to regenerate the twelve adventure playgrounds giving more than 1,000 children free, safe, open access places to play. With three out of four Islington residents living in flats, ...

Published: June 2013
Categories: Communities, Volunteering
UBS - London Employee Volunteering Company of the Year

UBS - The Bridge Academy

South East Local Impact Award Winner, London Employee Volunteering Company of the Year

UBS has a long-standing community affairs programme with the aim of overcoming disadvantage by supporting education and entrepreneurship in its local communities through a combination of funding and the commitment and skills of employees.  In 2012, over 2000 UBS volunteers ...

Published: June 2013
Wates - Business Class

Wates - Business Class

South West Business Class Local Impact Award, Highly Commended 2013

Since 2011 Wates Construction Ltd. have been in a Business Class partnership with Kings Oak Academy in Bristol. The partnership was developed to raise the aspirations and life chances of students from the school, as well as to enrich Wates as a business. Mock interview...

Published: June 2013