As a firm that prides itself on understanding and supporting the communities we live and work in, corporate social responsibility is an important element of our business at Trowers.
To focus our efforts we have a structured CSR framework in place. We have three broad aims - supporting children and young people, building links with our local communities, and ensuring fairness and access to justice. Our teams across our offices all work to keep these locally relevant and of real benefit.
Taking part in our CSR activities is voluntary and many Trowers people dip in and out according to their own personal and professional workloads. We’re aware of the positive benefits to wellbeing this can make, and we do make sure that their efforts are recognised and rewarded. We’re thrilled at how many of our people continue to ask to be involved.
CSR is actively promoted by a central committee and we’re always ready to give advice and ideas on how best to make a difference. Equally, we’re proud of the number of initiatives that come from people across the firm demonstrating that our CSR ethos grows organically.
We’re particularly proud of our ongoing support for the routes-to-work initiative. The scheme, run by L&Q, helps find opportunities to get into the workplace for those that might not otherwise be able to. Each cohort on the scheme has the opportunity, twice a year, to work in one of our support functions on a two week structured program. The scheme mixes practical work with skills workshops and has been up and running for more than fifteen years. In that time we’ve offered nearly 20 people permanent employment – some of whom are still with us today and others have gone on to bigger and better things.