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 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.
Last year, Kingdom placed advent calendars around their National Support Centre at Newton-le-Willows and gave each of their colleagues who work there a number so that they could open the calendars and get a chocolate.
This year, Kingdom has decided to go with an alternative “reverse advent calendar” approach, and has been encouraging colleagues to donate rather than receive an item, which Kingdom will collect and send to a local homeless appeal.
The appeal is for a charity called Teardrops Supporting the Homeless, a non-profitable organisation that was set up in March 2016 in a deprived area of nearby St Helens, Merseyside. The charity supports the homeless in St Helens, Halton and other surrounding urban areas in the North West of England, providing opportunities for individuals to reach their full potential after first meeting their basic needs. The charity was founded as there was no overall provision for homeless people in St Helens, only limited piecemeal services.
Members of Kingdom’s Environmental Protection Remote Admin team (pictured right) are to carry out a sponsored walk just after the Christmas break to raise money to help the family of baby Logan Lacey.
Baby Logan’s father, Ben, is a member of that team. His son was born three weeks early on the 5th November 2017 with complete AVSD heart complaint.
Baby Logan remained in hospital from birth, and had his first operation to correct the problem at just two weeks old. Although this operation was a success, baby Logan fell ill with a chest infection and a collapsed lung shortly afterwards.
Kingdom was very pleased to support the recent fundraising efforts of one of our colleagues, Breda Mead, who along with her husband Chris organised a two day charity event and raised £2,000 for good causes.
Breda is the Front of House Manager at the Europe Headquarters of Kingdom’s client Gartner, the world’s leading research and advisory company, in Egham, Surrey.
On Friday 27th October they hosted a 1920s Murder Mystery Evening, and on Saturday 28th October they held a Black Tie Ball with dinner and dancing. The two events were for a Masonic Ladies Festival. Chris is a Freemason, and this was the Ladies Festival. The events took place at the Tortworth Estate in South Gloucestershire, a Costwolds country estate house set in 30 acres of parkland. The venue is a picture perfect Grade II listed Victorian mansion house.
Kingdom was very pleased to once again support one of their colleagues, David Lench, with his recent fundraising activities. David is one of Kingdom’s retail security guards at the Cooperative store in Westcliff on Sea.
David took part in a 7km sponsored walk on Sunday 17th September 2017 to raise money for Southend Hospital. There was a good turnout on the day with over 200 people walking to raise money for this very worthy cause. On a day of mixed weather, David completed the 7km walk in 80 minutes. The walk was along Southend seafront, going from Shoeburyness (an old army barracks town), past the longest pleasure pier in the world, and finishing at Chalkwell.
Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust cares for more than 380,000 patients each year. It’s the local hospital for the Southend area and beyond, providing a wide range of acute services and specialising in cancer care.