Corporate Social Responsibility
We believe that it is crucial to our core business success to act responsibly as a business, with the highest social, environmental and ethical standards. We want to achieve financial success, but we also want to create value for our stakeholders - from shareholders to customers, employees to business partners, and society as a whole. Corporate responsibility informs everything we do, and is deeply embedded in our core company values. These values influence our approach to work and guide the way we treat our employees, our customers and grow our business.
Kingdom is very pleased to be supporting Rajesh Krishna, a key member of Kingdom India’s senior management team, who is going to be driving more than 20,000 kilometres from London, UK, to Kerala in India, passing through 75 cities in 55 days to raise money for the Ryan Ninan Children’s Charity.
Rajesh’s London to Kerala Cross Country Roadtrip will start on the 30th June 2018. He will be travelling from his home in London to his home in Kerala, a journey he undertakes many times each year, but this time he will be travelling only by road.
Starting in the UK, he will drive through Europe, cross into Turkey, then drive through Iran and then Pakistan, before crossing into the north of India and driving the full length of the subcontinent to his home in the southern state of Kerala. He will largely be travelling alone, but there will be times when he will have the company of his friends. Rajesh, who is a former television producer and journalist, explains more about what he is doing in his own words here:
Kingdom was pleased to support our client, the University of South Wales, by donating prizes for their recent Wellbeing Day which was held on Thursday 19th April to promote healthy work and lifestyles.
The event took place from 10am until 3.30pm and included a number of presentations, including an Opening Address from the Dean of the Faculty of Business and Society and talks on Managing Stress and Anxiety, and on Mental Health and Stigma. There were also opportunities for blood pressure and cholesterol checks, BMI, Height/Weight, peak flow and body weight analysis, and 10-minute Mindfulness taster sessions. Various health and wellbeing organisations also had information stands at the event.
Kingdom has been providing security services to the University of South Wales since February 2017. Our role includes providing security guarding, car park management, operating the control room and student protection.
Kingdom’s Legal Manager, Steve Foster, will soon be looking very different, as he is going to be shaving off his trademark pony tail to help make wigs for children without hair. As well as donating his hair, Steve is also raising money for the charity that provides the wigs at the same time.
Steve has been with Kingdom since the company was first founded by CEO Terry Barton BA (Hons) back in 1993, so celebrated his 25-year anniversary with the company last month at the same time as Kingdom celebrated its 25-year anniversary. Steve has worked in every department at Kingdom over the last 25 years, and last year was presented with a CEO Award last year for his commitment, dedication and contribution to the company.
Commenting on his fundraising efforts, Steve said: “The ponytail is going. My hairline at the front is getting further and further back and I figured that whilst it is still not too grey to be used it would be great to donate it to a charity to make wigs for children that unfortunately don’t have any.”
Kingdom colleagues have once again been collecting items for a local food bank, this time for the St Helens Foodbank, near to Kingdom’s National Support Centre in Newton-le-Willows.
Following the donation, Kingdom received an email from the Reverend Helen Coffey of Holy Trinity, Downall Green and St Andrew’s, Garswood, saying:
Thank you so much for the generous donation of tins and packets for our local foodbank that John Shirley dropped off last week.
Kingdom is very pleased to be supporting Lily Wallace, who is the daughter of Kingdom’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) Mark Wallace. Lily (pictured) is currently raising money to go on an expedition to Vietnam with her school, Woldgate School.
Lily will be travelling to Vietnam in July 2019 for 18 days along with around 15-20 fellow students. She will be completing a trek and a project that will see her working with local people there and dedicating her time to helping both the local community and the environment. The project will also give her the opportunity to develop her leadership skills.
In order to do this, Lily needs to raise £3,495 over the next 16 months. She is aiming to raise the money in lots of different ways, which have so far included packing bags at her local Sainsburys supermarket, asking friends and family members to fill Smarties tubes with 20p coins, and aiming to fill a local restaurant with people in order to receive a “kick back” from the restaurant.
Kingdom was very pleased recently to sponsor a local U9 rugby league team in order to help them to purchase their rugby kit for this next season.
The team is the Portico Vine Panther Golds U9s, one of seven teams that make up Portico Vine ARLFC, a vibrant, innovative community rugby league club that is run by volunteers and based on the outskirts of St. Helens, near to Kingdom’s National Support Centre in Newton-le-Willows. As well as St Helens, the teams have a number of players from the surrounding areas including Prescott, Knowsley, Huyton and Whiston. The club has over twenty years experience of producing quality rugby league players and are currently running Junior, Youth and Open Age Teams. They are always on the lookout for new or experienced players to join their ever-growing club.
One of the players in the team, Ryan is the son of Kingdom’s Team Leader Co-Ordinator Martin Hughes, who is also the team manager. The photos below are of the new kit, which includes Kingdom’s logo on the arms. Kingdom’s logo has also been added to the sponsors section of their website - https://www.porticoarlfc.com/club-sponsors, to the banner at the top of the website, and we have been mentioned and thanked in the team’s news section on their page.