LNER colleagues have now completed more than 5,000 volunteering hours, supporting 12,000 beneficiaries through foodbanks, anti-loneliness initiatives, the NHS, and many more groups. This has delivered a social value of more than £80,000, with this figure continuing to grow day on day. The efforts of LNER colleagues in recent weeks has also seen LNER pass…

Read More

The Yorkshire Building Society’s ‘Quiet Hour’ is available in most of our branches and agencies every Wednesday towards the end of the day. It’s aimed at those who have sensory sensitivities or impairments, dementia, learning disabilities, ADHD and autism, or mental health conditions like anxiety. Introduced to better support customers who would otherwise find it…

Read More

Blog written by Suzanne Watson, Managing Director of Approach PR In my lifetime, there has never been a time when a sense of community has been more important and more needed than now. And never was the West & North Yorkshire Chamber’s Raising The Bar initiative more relevant than now. Businesses Acting Responsibly embraces everything…

Read More

Background Provident Financial Group’s Social Impact Programme has evolved over time to address both the needs of our business and the needs of the communities in which we operate. The programme reflects our purpose of helping to put people on the path to a better everyday life and supports this by addressing key barriers to…

Read More

Despite the challenges businesses have been facing into as a result of the current ‘lockdown’ situation, Provident Financial Group has, throughout March and April 2019 had environmental audits conducted across its Bradford, London, Chatham and Petersfield sites that have enabled it to maintain certification to the internationally-recognised environmental management standard ISO 14001 – this involved…

Read More

How we went about choosing environmental actions We looked at our environment, our local community. Working alongside residents and organisations such as the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and Friends of St Nick’s we identified area’s and opportunities for improvements. Alongside stakeholders and residents we undertook periods of consultation to ensure it really was the best possible…

Read More

They say caring is sharing and recently, we felt the power of sharing our experiences of making an impact in our own community with another like-minded local business. Naylor Wintersgill, the largest independent firm of chartered accountants in Bradford and with offices in Leeds, specialises in supporting cross-sector owner managed SMEs and adds true value…

Read More