We are committed to giving 1% of all revenue to charitable organisations. We have an annual public vote to select our charity for the upcoming year.
Focus on Talent in the North East.
We believe talent in the North East of England is under-utilised - demonstrated by the highest rates of unemployment in the UK for the region.
Coote O’Grady has committed to developing talent in the North East of England. Our target is to hire a minimum of 50% of our staff from the region.
Caroline O’Grady grew up in the North East and is based there now and commented on our hiring commitment:
’The North East has been an area of high unemployment for my entire lifetime. As a consequence when I moved back to the North East I agreed with the management team that we would commit to hiring a minimum of 50% of our talent from the North East.’
Annual Charity Day.
We encourage our team to support charitable events that benefit the local community and we have an annual charity day where we, as a company, support local charitable organisations by providing one day of all our staff’s time to support their charity.
Mentoring Young People.
Coote O’Grady also supports XL mentoring and senior members of the team mentor young people regularly. XL-Mentoring is a community mentoring project which pairs trained volunteer mentors with young people who need help realising their potential. See link to XL Mentoring website for more information and to get involved - xlm.org.uk