SOCIAL VALUE

We have several established initiatives empowering the entire team to positively shape the business.

Charitable

The whole consultancy is actively involved in providing meaningful support to causes close to our heart.  As a business we are heavily involved in, and passionate about delivery quality and affordable homes and as such each office works with a local homelessness charity (Mustard Tree, Launchpad and Thames Reach).  Our support is varied, everything from: pro bono planning advice to foodbank donations to allotment digs to raise funds.

We are committed to being a good corporate citizen, creating social value in the way we manage our business, support our team and engage with our clients and communities. Social value objectives influence all aspects of our business – governance; sustainability and environmental management; staff well-being and support; skills and knowledge; and engagement with our communities.

The whole team is actively involved in providing meaningful support to causes close to our heart, co-ordinated by our Social Value team.  As a planning business we understand the importance of housing to the well-being of our communities and to take that further each office works with a local homelessness charity (Robes in London, Mustard Tree in Manchester, Launch Pad in Reading, St Basils in Birmingham and Caring in Bristol, in you guessed it, Bristol).

These partnerships enable us to make a small contribution to a big issue through a range of activities, from working at foodbanks, doing allotment digs, through to sleepouts and pro-bono planning advice.

Each year we also come together to support a national charity, often through a business wide fundraising challenge.  In 2023 we support supported Magic Breakfast with our Miles4Magic Challenge .  This year we will be supporting Dementia UK, so please what this space.

We also want to try to support the next generation of planners and encourage a more diverse range of entrants into our great profession. We regularly provide placements for college and university students and support careers advice and mentoring initiatives as well as supporting planning apprentices as part of our team.

Our commitment to social value is embedded in our ISO14001 Environmental Management System and we are now working towards BCorp accreditation.

SOME OF THE CHARITIES WE WORK WITH...