Added: 12 June 2014
Society shortlisted in 'Responsible Small Business of the Year' category
Ipswich Building Society is celebrating after being shortlisted for Business in the Community's Responsible Business Awards in Santander's 'Responsible Small Business of the Year' category. This is the second year The Society has been nominated in this category. Ipswich also received 'Big Tick' re-accreditation, which is the first level of accolade in the awards process.
The award commends and recognises small businesses who demonstrate a well-rounded and responsible approach to business in the areas of community, environment, marketplace and workplace. Ipswich's programme will be presented to a select group of peers who will consider entries and name the national winner on July 8. In total 60 companies have been shortlisted across all the categories.
Paul Winter, Ipswich Building Society, Chief Executive comments:
"Our aim at the Ipswich Building Society is to become the UK's most socially responsible building society, so it's heartening to see our efforts being recognised. In a time when there is a pressing need for a more responsible and accountable financial services business model, it is our duty to go above and beyond the regulatory and contractual requirements of our business. Corporate responsibility isn't an add-on at Ipswich; it is interwoven into our business model and is at the core of everything we do.
Key issues for Ipswich this year have included increasing levels of financial literacy for primary school children through the Money Days school programme and free app 'My Puppy: Maths and Money', as well as tackling levels of homelessness in the East of England, working with charity partners to challenge preconceptions and raise awareness of the issue."