Recent community and environment stories
21 Apr 2015
Key Project recognised in Responsible Business Awards
We are thrilled that the Key Project, our initiative at Central Foundation Boys' School, has been recognised in the 2015 Responsible Business Awards run by Business in the Community.
Run in partnership with The Access Project, the programme has continued to support students with 60% of the current Year 13 cohort who have applied to university receiving offers to Top 3rd universities. One student has also received an Oxbridge offer, the first in 60 years to do so from the school.
20 Apr 2015
Technology Team Challenge
A group of volunteers from our Technology Department spent half a day on a team building challenge at Pooles Park Primary School in Islington. The team spent the afternoon clearing and tidying the school's garden, before unveiling the makeover to the children who had written thank you cards to our volunteers. Organised by the BIG Alliance, the challenge was thoroughly enjoyed by the volunteers and much appreciated by the school.
16 Apr 2015
Show debate on the pros and cons of televised election debates
Two mixed teams - made up of our trainees and students from Central Foundation Boys' School - took part in a lively debate on the topical motion: "This House believes televised election debates do more harm than good" in our annual show deabte.
Chaired by Chris Saul and judged by Jamie Brownhill (Headteacher at Central Foundation Boys' School), Dan Carall Green (associate and former debater), and Geroge Benson (Debate Mate Coach and former debater), the proposition won the debate.
13 Apr 2015
Action For Kids announced as new charity partner
We are thrilled to announce a new partnership with Action For Kids, a national charity providing life-changing mobility equipment, education and training for disabled children and young people.
An initial donation from the firm has enabled the charity to clear a large proportion of its list of young people waiting for desperately-needed mobility equipment.
01 Apr 2015
ACDiversity students visit us in Brussels
Our Brussels office hosted 20 young and inquisitive ACDiversity students during a two-day trip to the home of the EU. As well as visits to various institutions in the city, the students took part in a lunchtime workshop at the firm on the EU's work around creating a digital single market. We have been supporting ACDiversity's mentoring scheme for ten years.
25 Mar 2015
Firm Futures' winning business start-ups announced
Nine local entrepreneurs, who had been shortlisted for our Firm Futures programme, pitched their business ideas to our panel of employee volunteers this week. Four were selected onto the programme, winning up to £2,000 in cash bursaries, a mentor, access to start-up workshops and subsidised workspace at St Luke's Community Centre. The winning businesses included a market stall selling beauty products and an African arts and crafts business.