Corporate Social Responsibility

Throughout our 150 year history we have supported the communities in which we do business.  Today, this is formalised into a corporate social responsibility policy, but we’ve been actively supporting our local communities for decades – before all the corporate jargon existed.  Here are a few examples of how we try to make a difference… 

Community

  • Promoting business success by sponsoring the Somerset Business Awards, Western Gazette Business Awards, Weymouth and Portland Business Awards and Care Focus Care Awards.
  • Regular support of charities
  • Provision of staff to ICAEW school events
  • Accountancy talks, interview skills and support provided to local schools, colleges and universities
  • Work experience placements
  • Display of school and college artwork

Environment

  • Recycling of toner cartridges, batteries, paper, plastic and cardboard
  • A programme to move toward efficient lighting (in particular use of LEDs)
  • Investment in IT to reduce travel and paper use (e.g. video conferencing)
  • Car sharing and travel policy
  • Environmentally friendly products used by cleaning contractors

Market Place

  • Use of local and independent suppliers / small businesses
  • Ethical marketing
  • Working with clients of all sizes and across sectors.
  • Provision of local seminars

Workplace

  • Ethical management
  • Equal opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • More annual leave than statutory minimum
  • Flexi benefits
  • Death in service cover
  • Time off to give blood
  • Financing of flu jabs
  • Local discounts on gym memberships
  • Long service awards
  • Strong appraisal process
  • Commitment to training and CPD
  • Free tea and coffee and filtered water
  • Staff recreational events
  • Annual all Firm salary review and promotions
  • Wide range of employment policies
  • Charity events
  • Quarterly Staff Forum meetings with a Partner and Head of HR
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