CSR and giving back – another successful year!
As we come to the end of 2017, it is a good time to look back on what the staff at BHP and our CSR team have achieved together over the last twelve months.
As a Firm we made the decision in 2015 to change our approach to fundraising after consulting with our staff. Instead of appointing a ‘Charity of the Year’; we recognise that our staff all have personal reasons for supporting their favourite charities. This has allowed BHP to support those charities which our staff care passionately about and this has proved successful – in 2016 we raised over £23,000.
This year so far, staff at BHP have raised over £17,000 for various local charities with events such as dress down days, bake sales, the Mistress Cutler’s Challenge and bike rides as well as volunteering their time. We are really proud of their achievements over the year, and we still have a couple of months to go!
Giving back to the charity sector
Trustee training seminars – As part of our commitment to the charity sector, we have trained over 150 trustees over the last three years with our free of charge trustee training seminars. These seminars cover the financial and governance responsibilities of trustees as well as providing a network for trustees to share information with others and develop new insights into the running of charities.
Charity Conference – Our free charity conference is now in its tenth year and provides updates on a variety of current issues affecting the sector as well as invaluable networking opportunities. The conference is presented by internal presenters and external speakers who are specialists in their field. In 2016, we welcomed more than 90 delegates from 63 charities operating across the UK to the conference in Doncaster and we have over 100 registered to attend the upcoming 2017 conference. Click here to view a short highlights video about the day.