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 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.
Kingdom is very pleased to be supporting one of their clients, who is taking part in a fundraising cycle ride to raise money for charity.
Jerry Lane is security manager at Kingdom’s client BCA (British Car Auctions). He is going to be cycling from London to Paris in September – a cycle ride of over 230 miles in 3 days – along with other colleagues from BCA in order to raise money for the charity Action for A-T.
A-T stands for Ataxia Telangiectasia, which is a rare neurodegenerative inherited disease that affects many parts of the body and causes severe disability. It is progressive and affects the cerebellum (the body’s motor control centre) and in about 70% of cases also weakens the immune system leading to respiratory disorders. The condition first shows itself in early childhood, i.e. the toddler stage. The symptoms are lack of balance, slurred speech and perhaps a more than normal number of infections. All children at this age take a little while to develop good walking skills, coherent speech and an effective immune system so it may be some years before A-T is properly diagnosed. On top of the severe physical disabilities children with A-T must face, 1 in 4 children with A-T will develop cancer or severe lung disease and more than half will die before they are out of their teens.
Congratulations to John Roberts (pictured on the right), one of Kingdom’s training officers in the Environmental Protection Division, who has recently run a half marathon in order to raise money for charity.
John ran the Southend half marathon on Sunday 9th July along with his two brothers, James and Robert, in order to raise money for Havens Hospices.
Fair Havens Hospice is in Westcliff on Sea in Essex, and Little Havens Hospice is in Benfleet in Essex. Havens Hospices are there to help families that have been told that there’s no cure for their loved one’s illness, and that all that can be done is make their life comfortable.
Kingdom is very proud to have made a charitable donation in order to support Newton Boys and Girls Club. Located near to Kingdom’s National Support Centre in Newton-le-Willows, the Newton Boys and Girls Club is a youth club open to all children and young people between the ages of 8-18 in the area.
Newton Boys and Girls Club is a registered charity founded in 1962. It offers a range of fun activities, along with support and education in a safe environment with an aim to help its members become caring and responsible citizens.
The premises have been need of refurbishment for some time now but thanks to a major grant £250,000 from The Hamilton Davies Trust, as well as support from Kingdom and other local companies, the building will soon undergo a series of exciting changes to transform it into a modern state of the art youth club.