Reflecting our ‘Experience Beyond Finance’ strapline, social responsibilities were another central factor in the nomination.
They include a commitment to try, wherever possible, to prioritise local suppliers, including professional services firms, surveyors and IT contractors, over national providers.
On community support, our Community Committee has raised over £20,000 for local charities over the year with sponsored activities by colleagues netting more than £11,000 for children’s hospice Julia’s House alone.
Supporting communities is also a central aspect of our continued partnership with local Premier League club AFC Bournemouth.
And for the property industry, our in-house ‘green team’ has led a research project focusing on sustainable developers’ needs and how to help them address climate change.