As a business we feel that we have a social responsibility to do all we can to support charitable causes. In the light of this, we make substantial donations to a charity known as The Grace Trust.
The Grace Trust is a grant making charity which has been established for nearly 50 years and it is run entirely voluntarily. It makes grants to a wide range of charitable causes and to all sizes of charity, from the very large to the very small.
It provides Bryson with a valuable service as it applies a comprehensive and stringent selection procedure before a grant is made to a charity. We are therefore completely assured that the money we donate goes to bonafide charities that have been thoroughly vetted.
Through The Grace Trust we support a wide range of charitable needs worldwide. It also enables us to support national and local life-saving charities such as Air Ambulances and Life Boats throughout the country. The Grace Trust works with over 450 charities.
Bryson have supported many charitable causes throughout the years with the most notable causes being the MacMillan Coffee Morning’s and Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day’s hosted at our offices every year.
We also support the Rapid Relief Team every year with donations as well as staff members who support volunteer days. The RRT was inspired by community spirit and the gift of giving. The RRT offers quality catering assistance and tangible support to charities, government and emergency services confronting some of humankind’s greatest challenges. Whether it be fire, drought or even a global pandemic, RRT volunteers bring hope to people in their time of need.
Some more recent volunteer and donation support events have been for the Vauxhall Bridge helicopter accident, World Homeless Day and the Manchester flooding.
At Bryson we employ local people who might be marginalized from the labour market and we have a strict Equal Opportunities policy that ensure no applicant (or employee) are discriminated against in any way. Our policies can be viewed here on our website.
We also provide work experience to local schools during the holiday breaks to help aspiring youth gain real business experience, and some have become full time employees with us after leaving school.
Supporting Our Staff
For many years we have supported younger staff with apprenticeships and graduate training to help grow their skillset and support them in the transition from school to the working environment.
In 2020 we started a ‘Free Up Friday’ initiative designed to encourage every member of staff to spend 1 hour a week on learning and personal development, which is something we’re really passionate about. We have partnered with Linkedin Learning and other training platforms to give our staff access to the knowledge and learning they need.
We offer all our staff and families a confidential and free 24/7 Helpline through Bupa, which offers around-the-clock mental wellbeing support. The helpline advises on a range of challenges including legal/landlord, financials, health and mental health, child support/care and work related issues.
We are also long standing members of Citation who assist Bryson with HR and Health & Safety support and expertise. Through a highly qualified team of consultants we ensure all our staff are looked after and support to the highest professional standard.
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Partnering with Social Enterprises
We have partnered with well established social enterprise schemes to help eliminate waste, re-use and recycle, whilst helping communities across the UK. The Community Wood Recycling project is one such scheme.
Although not social enterprises we do support local manufacturing where possible which in turn support local communities in the UK.