In this weeks Leading the Way blog, we explain why we were joined by The Money Charity on our stand at the recent event and exhibition, revealing how our support of this project will continue in the years to come.
If you recently attended the IRRV Annual Conference and Exhibition at the Telford International Centre, you will have noticed that it was a unique year for Bristow & Sutor. We marked returning to physical events by inviting The Money Charity to join us on our stand and support conversations around the impact of financial wellbeing. As well as generating additional support streams, attendance at this event successfully fostered conversations with local authority professionals and key personnel within regional communities, including the Mayor of Telford.
We are delighted to announce that Bristow & Sutor has signed a charity partner agreement to provide continued support, volunteering and annual donations to The Money Charity for the next three years, from this month until at least October 2024.
How will this partnership work?
Bristow & Sutor will provide donations to the charity continuously, a portion of which will be undirected funds and the rest specifically allocated for delivering Financial Wellbeing training to local community groups and schools. These will be allocated as part of the ongoing social value that we provide to the communities that we engage with. At the IRRV Annual event, members of the firm and the charity requested nominations from attendees, asking for regions and schools to be suggested that should benefit from this investment. IRRV students gain free entry to this exhibition and were able to speak to charity representatives about how they support early careers, as well as nominate their former schools as beneficiaries of future training.
Our support of The Money Charity goes beyond financial contributions and this was clear in the success of our joint attendance at the conference. We provided goody bags, printed notes, redesigned brochures and helped start conversations and raise awareness around this worthy cause. As a result, we obtained 53 nominations from individuals to help support local community projects, ranging from education and children’s settings to adult settings and large housing associations.
Long term support
The Money Charity provides education, information, advice and guidance to people of all ages, helping them to manage their money well. The charity has been in operation for over 25 years, providing guidance, workshops, webinars, resources and consultancy services. All of these help people engage with making good financial plans, achieving their monetary goals, creating financial buffers and building resilience against unexpected life events. The charity is supported by organisations who share the same passion and aspirations as they do, looking to give back and re-invest generated revenues into making a difference.
At Bristow & Sutor, we are excited to be able to support the charity further over the next three years and aim to become an invaluable resource for all types of support, whether that be guidance on bidding for grants, HR needs, marketing materials or anything else that our staff can donate their time and expertise towards.
We see the need for better education, to prevent problem debt and have a long history of both supporting vulnerable people and worthy causes that aim to instil good financial practices. We are pleased to be able to offer this support to our members of staff as well and recognise the training and best practice benefits that they will obtain through this long-term partnership.
Bristow & Sutor remains fully committed to adding social value to the communities we engage with and supporting charitable causes that are aligned to our approach of being cool, calm and collected.