The One Advice Group has won the ‘2015 Investing in the Community Award’ at the DRF and DEMSA Awards Dinner.
The Group have engaged in a number of projects which have featured local charities and schools for the benefit of their aims and causes.
The nomination was based on our extensive CSR endeavours which have included:
- Our Financial Education for Future Generations work. This helped 250 pupils (including 10 job seekers) understand the value of money, consequences of lending and spending, and ensures they are better equipped to avoid financial problems in later life.
- Raising over £6,000 for our Charity of the Year, Forever Manchester – who help distribute this to community projects and schemes.
- Giving over £500 worth of food and clothes, donated by colleagues, to the Tree of Life Centre, Wythenshawe.
- Contributing 15 computers to local community groups to help residents of all ages get online.
- Donating 350 gifts to Key 103 Manchester’s Mission Christmas worth over £2,500.
- Running our first ever Volunteer and Mentor scheme with Business in the Community – and are now a proud Corporate Supporter and Member.
To add to the above roster of activity the Group has also developed partnerships with a number of Chambers of Commerce in the region and their affiliated businesses. In addition we have also engaged in careers events and master classes at Trafford and Manchester College with six mentors from the Group also helping students with choices about their future.
In total our colleagues have provided in excess of £8,000 in time, skills and experience through mentoring and volunteering projects.
“We are proud of the activity which the Group has embarked on over the last year as our main aims are to support the local communities, businesses and schools. This is something which goes hand in hand with being a responsible business that has empathy with its colleagues and customers who come to us for support and guidance. Recognition of this from our industry partners is embraced as it highlights the work we continue to do.”
Jodi Hamilton, Head of Marketing, The One Advice Group