To make sure we offer a well-rounded level of support to the communities we live and work in, we set out a strategy to reach out in a number of key areas. These include:
The Smile Foundation
Working with The Smile Foundation, we offer varying levels of support to a wide range of local charities. These include: Downright Special, House of Light, Sunshine House, Hull Memory Clinic, Special Smiles, Hornsea Inshore Rescue, and Hull Families Project.
Young Enterprise (Humber North)
We offer support and membership to the Young Enterprise Humber North Area Board. We also provide mentors and judges for a range of Young Enterprise initiatives, such as the Company Programme and Enterprise In Action.
The Employability Charter
With more than 12.3% of 16-24 year olds in Hull out of work, the need for high quality employability learning for young people has never been so important. We’ve signed up to the Employability Charter to help Hull students make the successful leap from education into employment.
We’re a founding partner of Business Springboard. The organisation that uses our offices as its primary meeting base was set up by a group of young professionals. They were keen to better the level and quality of business and personal development opportunities available to like-minded people in Hull and East Yorkshire.
It’s their aim to offer new, high quality and often quirky networking opportunities for their members, of which there are now over 550.
Working with local affiliated charities, Business Springboard also offers quality mentoring, volunteering and fundraising opportunities. These let members give something back to the local community. They also help foster new and exciting business relationships, and aid with career and personal development aspirations.
Women In Business
Women In Business supports, encourages and inspires decision-making women in Hull, East Yorkshire and North/North East Lincolnshire. We play a key part in their success, providing the the group with a venue for numerous meetings and events throughout the year. We’ve also sponsor the bi-annual Women of Achievement awards.