Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
turpin barker armstrong recognises we have a corporate social responsibility
We are fully aware that what we do as a firm has an effect on our clients, their businesses and the wider community. It is therefore our responsibility as a firm, and as individual employees, to work in a way that is in the best interests of everyone, now and into the future. We are committed to our responsibility to our community and the environment in which we operate to ensure we make a positive impact on the lives of the people within our firm as well as the wider community.
This is achieved through various ways including providing pro bono accountancy, advisory and insolvency services, charitable works and supporting education in our local community. We are also accredited real Living Wage employers, which means we provide all our employees including externally contracted staff a real Living Wage that is based on the actual cost of living in the higher London bracket.
We encourage everyone within our firm to participate in and engage with our charitable endeavours.
Over the years we have supported the following charities:
- St Raphael’s Hospice
- MS Society
- The Children's Trust
- The Liam Charity
- The Down Syndrome Association
- Sutton Night Watch
- Circus Starr
- Malawi Bail Project
- Sutton Women's Centre
- South East Cancer Help Centre
- Royal Marsden Cancer Charity
We provide pro bono accountancy and advisory services to a range of local voluntary organisations and charities. We also offer pro bono insolvency advice to individuals in financial distress who may otherwise be unable to obtain professional advice.
Many people in financial distress do not know where to turn for advice and we are always conscious of the issues this can cause in their personal lives. We are regularly approached by business owners and individuals with personal debts who need help and with our knowledge and expertise we can offer initial guidance and the clarity they need. In many cases we do not feel that our formal engagement is appropriate or feasible for the client but having taken that first step to get advice we offer pro bono advice to ensure that they know where to go next to address their difficulties. We also utilise our vast networks of contacts to support us as and when appropriate. We are all aware that debt problems and mental health challenges often run side by side and at turpin barker armstrong we will continue to support those in need of help
We recognise the importance of leading the way in adopting the best environmental practice, taking responsibility for our actions and striving to achieve reductions in emissions and waste. We achieve this by following the concept of “3R”s, reduce, reuse, recycle.
We offer all members of staff the cycle to work scheme and we have recently had a EV charger installed at our Allen House office.
We have recycling bins throughout our offices and encourage staff not to print unless absolutely necessary using the double sided option where possible.
We have agreed a 2 year sponsorship deal with grassroutes football The Amateur Football Combination in order to support referee development and league technology.
A number of our employees currently play for some of the teams that are part of the AFC. Here is the official announcement including comments from Senior Partner Martin Armstrong:
Grand Raffle Sponsorship
The SECHC have a membership of approximately 600 and are expanding fundraising efforts to enable them to continue their great work. If you would like to know more about the centre, how they can help you and your loved ones, take a look at their website here
Easter Egg Donation
Reed specialist recruitment organised their Easter Egg Campaign for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, where they collected Easter Eggs for all the children and young adults.
Reed ask local businesses for donations of Easter Eggs so of course we were happy to donate some chocolate Eggs for such a great charity.
Clare Hudson from the Reed HR Surrey branch met our marketing manager Hannah McCormack to collect our donation of eggs earlier this year.