At a fundamental level, our commitment to corporate social responsibility involves going beyond looking solely at how to make the most money, to include a wider commitment to building a better society.
This can either be through your actual business practices, or through “extracurricular” activities such as charitable donations, or staff volunteering projects.
At KJG we believe that businesses have a role to play in making the world a better place. Our commitment to our communities is one of our core values, and we embrace our corporate citizenship through many activities that support the community.
We strive to encourage, engage and inspire our staff, clients, suppliers and the community at large to pool our efforts and develop a more sustainable world.
Our charitable activities help us realise our potential and expose us to different life skills, world views and help us to play a key role in the ever-changing and constantly evolving global challenges.
KJG were the shirt sponsor for the Forever Manchester runners. There are c.100 of them and we're putting a team of 10 in ourselves.
Our runners (unbelievably including 4 of our 6 partners) are Julian Beressi, James Pope, Troy Tull, Alan Fallows, Steven Lindsay, Will Bowden, Mike Garrett, Nicoleta Corobain, Usman Ijaz and Lindsay Moore.
On the big day (20th May) we'll also be using our car park as a base for Forever Manchester runners so all supporters are welcome. We have a front row view of the runners as they head along City Road East.
In 2017 our team chose to take on Skydiving in aid of two charities, Forever Manchester and Manchester Mind. This was a big one so we set ourselves a massive target of £10,000, we ended up smashing it, raising over £11,000 for the two charities.
Jumping from 11,000 feet, the 16 strong team taking part included 3 of our partners:
- Mike Garrett
- Steven Lindsay
- Lucy Denniston-Ward
- Azher Karim
- Melanie Murray
- Jonny Garrett
- Sarim Iqbal
- Lauren Gage
- Chris Read
- Nicola Melling
- Kerry Osborne
- Amanda Slaney
- Matt Norris
- Charlotte Allen
- Alan Fallows
As part of our CSR commitment through an ongoing program of events KJG participate in local events to raise worthy funds for local charities.
The firms partners along with 15 members of staff took part in Tough Mudder North West, together with the support of our clients, friend and families we raised over £6,500 for the Royal Manchester Childrens’ Hospital.
The day was great, the challenge beyond difficult, but well worth it in the end.
We'd like to say a massive thank-you to everyone that supported us in this challenge, we really couldn't have done it without all of your support!
Wood Street Mission is a registered children's charity based in the centre of Manchester. They help children and families living in Manchester and Salford with everyday items most take for granted.
All the families Wood Street Mission support are affected by poverty.
The KJG staff volunteered a day of their time to help Wood Street Mission to sort bags of donated clothes and books. In total the team sorted more than 400 bags!
Four of the KJG staff (including 2 partners) took part in a spin for Children in Need event organised by Lloyds.
During the 2 hour spin class the team covered well over 200km.
Taking part were partners Mike Garrett and Alan Fallows, along with our Audit and Accounts Supervisor Charlotte Allen and Insolvency Administrator Amanda Slaney.
KJG have been part of the Greater Manchester community for around 70 years. We are delighted to support community groups in the areas we work and live in and Forever Manchester allows us to do that perfectly.
Bolton Lads and Girls club was established over 120 years ago, the club was one of the first organisations in the North West to recognise the importance of providing young people with a safe haven to spend their free time.
Now, they are one of the biggest youth centres in the UK, welcoming young people aged 8-19 years-old, and up to 21 years-old for young adults with disabilities.
The team at KJG were asked by the club to take on White Water Rafting in Llangollen, North Wales. They endured grade 2 and 4 whitewater as they covered 3kms of continuous rapids including the famous Serpents Tail and Town Falls!
The teams were split between our Insolvency and Accountants departments, insolvency won but the accountants are already planning their revenge.
We set ourselves a target of £500 to raise for the charity, we smashed it achieving £802.50 to date with more donations yet to come in.