Supporting our communities

We lead from the heart

Helping people connect and drive progress isn’t a business-only goal. We know that the world is a better place when we all lead with heart, supporting charitable causes that make a difference.

We do this in a few different ways:

  • Volunteering Day: All of our people, all over the world, are given an extra day of annual leave every year to dedicate to a cause of their choice. Whether that’s volunteering at a food bank or taking part in a beach clean, our people are paid to connect with a cause they feel passionate about each year.
  • Employee Groups: Many of our groups gear their efforts towards charities close to their hearts. In previous years, Empower Women’s Network have collected sanitary product donations for period poverty charities on International Women’s Day, whilst Ascential Pride has supported Just Like Us, an LGBTQ+ charity that supports school-age children to connect with LGBTQ+ role models and thrive.
  • Corporate Charity Partners: For the past six years, our official charity partner has been The Prince’s Trust. The Prince’s Trust helps young people from challenging circumstances to get into education, training and jobs. Our teams have raised over £2 million over the course of our partnership through the Million Makers Fundraising challenge. Ascential recently won The Prince's Trust's Employee Fundraiser of the Year award. 

“Leading from the heart is key for success. We can only truly do that well when we look outside of ourselves and support and learn from others.”

PhilIP Thomas, Chief Executive

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