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Community and CSR commitments at Sellick Partnership
We pride ourselves on how our ethics as a business lie at the heart of all that we do. Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy stems naturally from our core values – and we are passionate about how our business can make a real, positive difference to the environment around us.
Our CSR policy is set out to ensure that we have guidelines in place for our internal and external activities, and incorporates our charity work, our dedication to personal development within the company and our promise to minimise our impact on the environment.
We have appointed a CSR Committee to continuously improve and champion our CSR initiatives across the business. If you have any ideas for fundraising activities or want to get involved, please contact the CSR Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Paid time off for charitable commitments
As individuals and as a business we play an important role in the communities in which we work and live – this is why we support local, regional and national charities across the UK, and encourage you to get involved.
Your request for paid time off should be made in writing to the CSR Committee outlining who will be benefiting from your time and how, as well as when you are proposing to take the time. Any paid time off will be at the discretion of your line manager. Depending on your business case it may be that we request written confirmation of your activities to place on your file.
There are a number of considerations that will be factored into your manager’s decision including the appropriateness of the activity, and the potential impact on your business area.
Requests will only be accepted after the successful completion of your probationary period.
- Charitable fundraising and Payroll Giving
Payroll Giving is a cost-effective way of giving to charity as the donation is deducted from your gross pay before the calculation of tax. It benefits the charity you choose; as it will receive the tax that would be paid had you made the donation any other way. If you want to donate, doing so via Payroll Giving ensures the best way for your chosen charity.
This means that when you donate £8 (depending on your tax code) the charity will receive approximately £10. Your entire donation will be passed onto your chosen charity as Sellick Partnership are paying the administration charge to cover the cost of distribution.
So, why not start donating? All amounts, no matter how big or how small, will make a difference to the organisation that you choose to support. You can fill in a form and send it back to the Payroll team, or forward it to Charitable Giving direct. You can also go online and complete the form.
- Sports in the community
Sellick Partnership actively supports and encourages sports in our local communities and throughout the business. We believe a healthy body equals a healthy mind!
We run a number of well-established football and cricket leagues, along with various other events across the UK. Our leagues benefit local businesses by providing professionals with an informal platform to network, whilst promoting an active lifestyle – which we encourage you to participate in.
- Manchester Professionals’ Cricket League (MPCL) and Charity Awards Lunch
Established in 2009 by Managing Director Jo Sellick, the Manchester Professionals’ Cricket League (MPCL) has now become a frequent fixture in the social calendar of professionals based in the area, providing them with an informal and fun platform to network.
We have an excellent relationship with The Lord’s Taverners, a cricket charity which aims to enhance the lives of children with disabilities to participate in the sport. Having raised in excess of £20,000 for the charity, Jo Sellick was elected to the The Lord’s Taverners Committee in 2012. Funds raised from the MPCL also go towards St Ann’s Hospice, Greater Manchester’s largest hospice catering for over 3,000 patients and their affected family members.
With games played from May to July culminating in Finals day at Timperley cricket ground, the league has inspired individuals from over 50 businesses to participate and continues to grow in popularity.
Each year the league closes with a Charity Awards Lunch, which aims to raise as much money as possible for our chosen charities. Over 250 people attend each year to network and relax with their teammates and competitors. We officially present the trophies to the winning teams, run a charity auction, and hear from some fantastic guest speakers.
- Manchester Professionals’ Football League (MPFL)
The Manchester Professionals’ Football League (MPFL) is a five-a-side tournament established by Sellick Partnership in 2011. The MPFL takes part in January each year and lasts for approximately 5 weeks.
With over 24 teams taking part each year from organisations across the city, the aim of the MPFL is to bring professionals together to network and socialise in a fun, active and competitive setting. Proceeds raised from the league are donated towards St Ann’s Hospice.
- Midlands Charity Football Tournament
In addition to our two ongoing leagues, we also arrange an annual one-day football tournament for professionals based in the Midlands. The football tournament was first established in 2010 and has grown in popularity every year since. Held at the Powerleague in Derby in October/November each year, the tournament raises funds for me&dee, a Midlands based charity which arranges holidays in two holiday homes in Mablethorpe, Lancashire for adults and children facing life threatening and life shortening conditions. me&dee also arranges holidays for military members with serious psychological and physical injuries.
- Our chosen charities
Each office supports their own chosen charities. The money from any fundraising activities that an office or team undertakes go to the charities of their choice. In 2018/19 we are supporting the following charities:
CSR is of huge importance to our business and it is really important that everybody tries to make a difference to make a lasting, positive impact on the communities we work in.
To find out more about what we offer our employees and how a career with Sellick Partnership might benefit you, please contact our Internal Talent Manager Simon Briffa.