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What we're talking about...

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

Launched #sofaselfie with Emmaus Ipswich

We've committed to support Emmaus Ipswich for an initial three year period, in order to raise awareness of the organisation in Suffolk and its goals,... See more »

Launched #sofaselfie with Emmaus Ipswich

Endorsement

Ipswich Building Society has real syncronisity with our ethos about community engagement and genuine commitment we recognise the value that this organisation brings to the local community and economy. It is a real boon to be able to share our message with their staff as their understanding of what we do and why we do it, will be naturally shared by them to others. They don't just say it they do it!

Claire Staddon - 09 February 2015

Chief Exec's Marathon Effort

Paul Winter, Chief Executive, ran the San Francisco Marathon in July 2014 in a time of 4 hours 23 minutes and 43 seconds on behalf of Fresh Start- New... See more »

Chief Exec's Marathon Effort

Endorsement

This is a most amazing effort by Paul and very much appreciated by Fresh Start-new beginnings who will now be able to help more children and young people because of these efforts.

Diana Porter - 21 January 2015

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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

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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