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, being a responsible business 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 Bright Purple team has together chosen Stroke Association as our nominated charity. Working closely with the association we have enjoyed their visits to our office talking about the work they do and we have also enjoyed raising money through a very fun and competitive bake sale. We are currently in hard training to take part in the Edinburgh Marathon Relay in support of the association - please wish us luck! Our goal is to participate in various activities that help raise awareness and money - please get in touch if you have any fun ideas for us.
- The brilliant Social Enteprise Invisible Cities used Bright Purple office space for their weekly team meetings and training while they were establishing their business. They train people affected by homelessness to become walking tour guides of their own cities and offer these alternative tours to tourists and locals. We have been lucky enough to go on a trial tour themed around Leith and Trainspotting with one of the trainee tour guides.
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
In the Bright Purple Academy, we host both formal and more informal events around subject matters that we are passionate about- all from mental health to hard skills within technology.
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!