Yorkshire Building Society’s Quiet Hour – Making branches accessible for people with additional needs

By Raising the Bar Editor | 26 June 2020

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…

Inspire, highlight, act, enter!

By Raising the Bar Editor | 23 June 2020

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…

Responding to community needs following COVID-19

By Raising the Bar Editor | 8 June 2020

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…

Provident Financial achieves certification during ‘lockdown’ situation

By Raising the Bar Editor | 8 June 2020

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…

Town Centre Securities supports NHS Staff throughout the pandemic

By Raising the Bar Editor | 12 May 2020

Town Centre Securities PLC (TCS) has launched a series of initiatives to support the NHS during the Coronavirus pandemic including free car parking with CitiPark, concessionary hotel accommodation and lighting its flagship car park blue to mark the heroic work of NHS staff. In addition, TCS is also championing schemes set up by its extensive…