Corporate Social Responsibility
It’s time to tick the old CSR box, right? Wrong!
We take very seriously our responsibility to the people who drive our business forward and the wider communities where we operate. For us, CSR begins at home where the first commitment in our quest to be a socially responsible business is to our people. This is all focused around our values.
We are also involved in supporting local communities! Some of the activities we have taken part of to raise funds and awareness include:
- The brilliant Social Enteprise Invisible Cities (Edinburgh), who trains people affected by homelessness to become walking tour guides of their own city and offer these alternative tours to tourists and locals, use Bright Purple office space for their weekly team meetings and training while they establish their business. We have been lucky enough to go on a trial tour themed around Leith and Trainspotting with one of the trainee tour guides and we are so excited to see the enterprise grow!
We hosted the Inspiring Youth Event with UK Army veteran Jaco van Gass which was staged before an audience of aspiring young people, looking for advice and guidance to help them develop their careers
Nick surprised an old homeless friend, who has turned his life around brilliantly!
Through friends of Bright Purple, we were delighted to take a generous gift of £5,000.00 to Lithuania’s Pabrade Orphanage. Our link with the Vilnius operation of software giant CSC, which has a proud history of supporting the orphanage, led to an introduction between Bright Purple’s CEO Nick Price and the great group of kids living at Pabrade. Our donation is being used on a day care project called Arcus to develop a new shower block and kitchen.
Here are some of our favourite charities. Make sure to check them out!
We want to make a special mention of a programme we used to run, called Bright Futures, where we offered a fully-paid six month internship to young people who had faced long-term unemployment. The programme provided high-quality structured training, and furthermore resulted in a full time career opportunity whin our business for many of the apprentices. Supported by Alex Salmond and Tom Hunter, this was a programme we thoroughly enjoyed. You can read about it here.