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Our current social value
  • Fundraising
    Fundraising Total £38,768.50
  • Activities
    Total activities 34
  • Pro-bono
    Pro-bono hours 291
  • Endorsements
    Total Endorsements 12
  • Donations
    Donations to Charity £29,765.90
  • Profile

How are we Trading for Good?
  • 22 Trading for Good  

    Support charities and communities

  • 5 Trading for Good  

    Help young people into work

  • 2 Trading for Good  

    Improve your impact on the environment

  • 4 Trading for Good  

    Make life better for employees

  • 1 Trading for Good  

    Work better with your suppliers

Trading for Good
Supporting Charities & Communities
  • 22 activities
  • 8 endorsements

Employee volunteering at Lapwing

Joanne Palfrey, our Brand & Community Senior Manager, uses her 4 hours work time volunteering per month (and more in her spare time!) helping at Lapwing.... See more »

Employee volunteering at Lapwing

Endorsement

Lapwing is incredibly grateful to Ipswich Building Society for donating Jo's time and expertise. To have this high level professional help is invaluable. We are a Suffolk-based charity reliant on support from schools, grants, corporate and individual donations. If you would like to help us all the details are on the website www.lapwingeducation.com

Wendy Q - 05 February 2016

Christmas Jumper Day for St Elizabeth Hospice

Our employees donated £52.80 to wear their own festive knits for the day, with all monies going to St Elizabeth Hospice. See more »

Christmas Jumper Day for St Elizabeth Hospice

Supporting St Elizabeths Hospice

The hospice is one of our chosen charities that we support through our We-Care Affinity Accounts. We are extremely pleased to of made a payment of £7592.59... See more »

Supporting St Elizabeths Hospice

Lending a helping hand at The Suffolk Punch Trust

The Trust is dedicated to preserving the Suffolk Punch breed but also the skills of the people needed to handle these wonderful horses. They have a great... See more »

Lending a helping hand at The Suffolk Punch Trust

Supporting East Anglian Air Ambulance

We are very pleased to of made a payment to one of our chosen charities. We donated £3599.79 to the East Anglian Air Ambulance through our We Care Affinity... See more »

Supporting East Anglian Air Ambulance

Sponsorship for The New Wolsey Theatre

We're proud to embark on a 3 year partnership with The New Wolsey Theatre, We believe the theatre is part of the fabric of Ipswich, and our relationship... See more »

Sponsorship for The New Wolsey Theatre

Endorsement

It is a pleasure to have Ipswich Building Society as the sponsors of our Rock 'n' Roll Pantos over the next 3 years. The support they offer enables us to continue to provide services to the local community and create the highest quality work right her in Ipswich. We are pleased that we are able to also offer unique experiences to both their members and staff.

Elise  Golburn - 21 January 2016

Suffolk Wildlife Trust

We are very pleased to have made a payment to one of our chosen charities through our We-Care Affinity account. The Suffolk Wildlife Trust is the county's... See more »

Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Endorsement

Thanks for your fantastic on going support Ipswich Building Society.

Michael Strand - 21 January 2016

PIGS GONE WILD

Ipswich Building Society has been announced as the official Community Engagement Partner for Suffolk’s biggest ever mass participation, public art event... See more »

PIGS GONE WILD

Endorsement

Ipswich Building Society are a great partner for St Elizabeth Hospice Pigs Gone Wild campaign. The principals of the society are ones which the hospice applaud.

Norman Lloyd - 21 January 2016

Branches collect donations to help those affected by Sudbury fire

All branches of Ipswich Building Society are now collecting donations to help the people who have lost their homes and possessions as a result of the... See more »

Branches collect donations to help those affected by Sudbury fire

Ipswich Building Society executive takes on the Zambezi River to raise money for Suffolk charity, Lighthouse

On Saturday 3rd October Ipswich Building Society’s General Manager Sales, Jo Leah, and her friend Libby Smith, also from Ipswich, began their challenge... See more »

Ipswich Building Society executive takes on the Zambezi River to raise money for Suffolk charity, Lighthouse
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Helping Young people to work
  • 5 activities
  • 2 endorsements

CEO Paul Winter Awarded MBE

Paul Winter, CEO of Ipswich Building Society, has been awarded an MBE in the 2015 New Year’s Honours List. This is in recognition of Paul’s work in... See more »

CEO Paul Winter Awarded MBE

Ipswich Academy Career Skills

We attended the Ipswich Academy Career Skills day, by featuring as part of their career fair and also providing 3 members of staff to conduct mock interviews... See more »

Ipswich Academy Career Skills

Endorsement

Ipswich Building Society provided the students and school with a valuable insight to careers and opportunities working with Ipswich Building Society. They supported our year 9 students with their mock interviews for a job and provided excellent feedback to enable them to improve on their work and better prepare them for the work place.

Sarah Chapman - 09 July 2015

University Campus Suffolk Career Fair

We attended the UCS Career Fair in March to talk about a career in financial services, and answer questions. See more »

University Campus Suffolk Career Fair

Apprentice - Darren

Darren joined the Society as Apprentice Support Services Administrator in April 2013. Working with our Support Services team, Darren has gained hands-on... See more »

Apprentice - Darren

Apprenticeship - Leah

Through our Apprenticeship scheme we've taken on 8 apprentices, such as Leah who joined us in 2010 completing an NVQ in Providing Financial Services. Leah... See more »

Apprenticeship - Leah

Endorsement

Through an apprenticeship with the Society I gained valuable skills and a recognised qualification. I was very proud to be offered a full time role at the end of my apprenticeship, and then be able to join the Marketing team. Ipswich Building Society has supported my development and also offered further qualifications to improve my skills.

Leah Newman - 25 February 2015

Trading for Good
Improve your impact on the environment
  • 2 activities
  • 0 endorsements

BEACHWATCH FOR MARINE CONSERVATION SOCIETY

On a beautiful, but breezy, Saturday morning, 20 Society members and colleagues met in Aldeburgh near the Scallop statue to embark on a Beachwatch for... See more »

BEACHWATCH FOR MARINE CONSERVATION SOCIETY

Plastic Bottle Greenhouse for Somersham Primary School

We collected 2000 plastic bottles in our branches and enlisted the help of Ridgeons to build an eco-greenhouse for Somersham Primary School, to help the... See more »

Plastic Bottle Greenhouse for Somersham Primary School
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Make life better for employees
  • 4 activities
  • 1 endorsements

Awarded one star status by Best Companies

Ipswich Building Society was been awarded one star status by Best Companies in its ranking of the UK's top performing companies based on excellence in... See more »

Awarded one star status by Best Companies

No Zero Hour Contracts

We do not employ any staff on zero hour contracts, instead our employees are made fully aware of contractual working hours and regular working patterns. See more »

Living Wage

All of our employees earn at least the Living Wage, which is calculated according to the basic cost of living in the UK. See more »

Living Wage

Quiet Room

Our head office features a dedicated 'quiet room' where staff can study, read and take 5 minutes out either during their break or any time during the... See more »

Quiet Room

Endorsement

The Quiet Room is a great place to go when you need a rest or just 5 minutes to have a coffee and relax. Because it's open throughout the working day you can use it whenever you wish, whether it's at lunch or any other time.

Ben Brooks - 04 March 2015

Trading for Good
Work better with your suppliers
  • 1 activities
  • 1 endorsements

Supply Chain Social Value Report

We commissioned a Trading for Good social value report to understand the impact created by our SME suppliers. We found out that 17 small businesses... See more »

Endorsement

Ipswich Building Society commissioned a Social Value Report which demonstrates how the Small Businesses that supply products and services to Ipswich Building Society make an impressive contribution to the local community and deliver significant added value through their social activities.

Kevin Barber - 16 April 2015