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    Cavendish Professionals CSR in 2023

    Cavendish Professionals CSR in 2023

    2023 has been an extremely successful year at Cavendish Professionals. Not only have we expanded on a positive work environment for our employee’s, but we have also had the privilege of supporting a number of charities and organisations close to us.

    Having a CSR Strategy at the heart of the business means that we get to really highlight the areas were we see Innovation, highlight People, and Communitites

    We are thrilled to present our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy. a strategic initiative that goes beyond business, but moving into the realm of meaningful impact

    Why CSR Matters:

    CSR is not merely a buzzword; it is a testament to our company’s commitment to making a positive difference in the world around us. Beyond showcasing the exceptional work we do in the Construction and Technology sectors, but a robust CSR strategy allows us to extend our reach and shine a spotlight on the remarkable activities happening. It goes beyond the bottom line, reflecting our dedication to being socially responsible.

    The Three Pillars: Innovation, People, and Communities:

    Our CSR strategy is built upon three pillars, each resonating with our core values and mission.

    Innovation: By investing and highlighting innovative solutions, we not only propel our industries forward but also contribute to solving broader societal challenges. Our commitment to innovation sets us apart and positions us as thought leaders, driving positive change.

    People: Our employees are the heartbeat of our organisation. Through initiatives that prioritise well-being, diversity, and growth, we foster a positive work environment and contribute to the overall betterment of society.

    Communities: We recognise that our success is intricately linked with the well-being of the communities we serve. Through targeted community engagement programs, we aim to uplift, empower, and create a lasting positive impact on the lives of those around us.

    Overall all the charities and work we highlight not only support those within the industries we operate, but they exemplify the values we want to embody and encourage throughout our entire organisation. Through our three CSR pillars, people, innovation, and communities, we want to continue to invest in those around us, making a positive impact. These charities hold a shared vision with us in supporting and making this change.

    Charity Golf Days

    Over the course of 2023, we hosted two successful charity golf days. Organising these events allowed us to raise vital funds for two charities whom we work with closely, Construction Sport and the Lighthouse Construction Charity.

    We were also able to highlight the benefits of sport and create an environment for people to connect. Creating a community and facilitating events for construction workers to come together and have the opportunity to discuss their mental health, is vital for us at Cavendish Professionals.

    These golf events supported Construction Sport and the Lighthouse Construction Charity. Both charities have been a beacon of hope for those who are struggling within the construction industry, alongside their families. The funds raised during these events will go a long way, providing much-needed support to those facing challenges within the construction industry.

    Cavendish Professionals team and clients at a golf course
    Aerial shot of Cavendish Professionals Golf Day

    Parnell Youth GFC Sponsors

    Engaging in sports is extremely important for young people, it offers a wide range of physical, mental, and social benefits. Additionally, sport provides an opportunity for personal and social growth. In 2023, we were pleased to announce that we are the official sponsor of Parnell’s Youth Gaelic Football team.

    We recognise the advantages to young people participating in sport and wanted to support the promotion of the positive impact it can have. We were able to support the Parnell’s team in raising money to continue their sporting outings in 2024, by attending their annual golf day at Mill Hill GC and Family Day at Harrow RFC in September.

    Parnells Youth Gealic football team of young girls and boys
    Golf hole sponsorship sign

    Construction Sport

     Construction Sport is a charity that uses the power of sport to tackle mental health within the construction industry. Having a strong partnership with Construction Sport ensures construction workers can avail opportunities to improve their mental and physical health through sport when it is needed.

    Back in February, our Director of Construction, Mark Liston, and Contracts Manager, Michael Hughes, sat down with the founder of Construction Sport, Steve Kerslake to discuss the importance and benefits of creating a strong community within the construction industry through sport. You can catch up on their conversation here.

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    Steve - Founder of Construction Sport speaking about the charity

    Lighthouse Construction Charity

     The Lighthouse Construction Charity is an organisation, whose work is pivotal within the construction industry. This organisation is home to several support services that are available to those who are in need within the industry we operate. These services include a self-support app, education, and training through their wellbeing academy and a 24/7 industry helping. We encourage all our operatives to avail of the amazing resources provided by the Lighthouse Club.

    In 2023, we held many charity events in support of the Lighthouse organisation, and we will be attending the Lighthouse Charity’s Annual Christmas Lunch. This event raises money for the vital work that the Lighthouse charity does. ‘Help inside the Hard Hat’ is one of their campaigns that aims to spread the word about the services and support available through this charity to those working on the ground onsite.

    Bill Hill from Lighthouse Construction Charity Club
    Aerial view of Ealing Golf Club

    Sickle Cell Society

    The Sickle Cell Society has been set up to advocate for those who suffer with one of the most prominent genetic conditions, Sickle cell Anaemia. In March, we had the pleasure of talking to John James, CEO of the Sickle Cell Society, who discussed his mission on breaking down the barriers when it comes to those underrepresented in the UK healthcare system.

    They recently published their ‘No One’s Listening’ report in an attempt to urge drastic change in the healthcare provided to those who suffer with sickle cell. We will continue to promote the amazing work this charity does and raise needed funds to support their community programmes in 2024.

    Group of three people smiling for a photo

    2023 Awareness Days

     Recognising awareness days throughout the year is extremely important to us. We believe in advocating for those who are less fortunate or in need of support, and in doing so, reducing stigma, and creating a community where everyone feels supported.

    Awareness days that we celebrated throughout the year included World Mental Health Month, Movember, and Pride Month.

    Mike, Mark and Amy taking a picture on the days they had their runs.
    Cakes and Muffins on a kitchen table displayed with posters for Mental health support and Cruse Bereavment

    Football Days

    One initiative that kicked started in 2023, that we have seen immense success with is our construction client football matches. These games are and will continue to encourage frontline construction workers and clients to come together and break away from their day-to-day working schedules. Not only do these matches provide an opportunity for operatives to engage in physical activity, but they also facilitate a space for conversations surrounding mental health.

    Since the launch of these matches in September, a further two have taken place by our clients Basebuild and Level 1 participating. We look forward to further clients taking part and seeing the benefits of healthier, motivated workforce.

    CP Footnall Tournament client holding their team banner
    Cacendish Professionals Team at Powerleague

    Powerday Foundation

     The Powerday Foundation originated from the Powerday Development Programme. This initiative was created to offer assistance and financial support to local sporting organisations and individuals based in London. Throughout 2023 we have had the privilege of sponsoring some of the amazing events that were run by Powerday.

    In April and November, some of our construction team attended their charity boxing events. The boxing talent displayed shows the great work being done by everyone who is part of the foundation and the projects within. Powerday has also recently held the British Down Syndrome Swimming Championships, which we were delighted to be a part of. It was fantastic to see so many aspiring talents take to the swimming pool, raising awareness for Down Syndrome Swimming.

    Amy Harris interviewing the powerday team

    Cruse Bereavement

     Cruse Bereavement is a charity that supports those who have lost a loved one. Our sister company, Cavendish Homecare Professionals has been working closely with Cruse over the past two years. Both teams from Cavendish Professionals and Cavendish Homecare have participated in the fundraising events for this charity.

    In April, they completed a marathon walking along Kent Coastline and soon to host ‘Light Up the Night’, a second event to raise money for Cruse. We are delighted to be able to highlight the vital work that Cruse Bereavement does and raise funds to support those families and friends who are going through hard times after losing a loved one.

    The walk marathon participants taking a picture with the Cruse Banner
    Light up the Night Vigil with Homecare staff and Professionals

    Internal Events

    At Cavendish Professionals, each year provides us with a new opportunity to improve our work environment that places our employee’s mental and physical health at the forefront of everything we do. This year we have championed a number of initiatives to promote wellbeing throughout our entire organisation.

    Throughout the year our internal team has participated in a number of non-competitive games. In June, the team headed down to Hyde Park to have a game of football, which inevitably turned competitive very quickly. Some of the team have taken part in a number of internal tennis matches.

    Investing in our staff is something we strive upon and recently we have been awarded the prestigious Silver Accreditation for Investors in People. This recognition is a testament to the dedication and hard work of each member of our team. It reflects our commitment to fostering a positive and supportive work environment, investing in the development of our talented professionals, and ensuring that Cavendish Professionals and Cavendish Homecare Professionals remains a great place to work.

    a team of men and women in football tops holding up the referee