Corporate Social Responsibility

Here at Walker Sime, we take Corporate Social Responsibility very seriously, placing specific focus on Charity, Community, Environment & Employee Well-Being.

Charity

We take pride that we support charities close to our hearts. To name a few, in 2017 we have fundraised for Wirral Hospice St. Johns, and Coffee4Craig, which provides support for the homeless community in Manchester. We also took part in the JLL Property Triathlon North, which supported JLL Property’s corporate charity, Crisis and Peels Group’s charity, the Christie. Dez Walker, |Managing Director, and Simon Lynch undertook the 2017 Barcelona Ironman to fundraise for the Christie and the Ronald McDonald House.

Community

We regularly participate in career events and talks at local schools throughout the year, such as Saddleworth School, Crompton House, St, Wilfred’s Sixth Form and St. Bede’s Catholic College. This supports the RICS “Surveying the Future” initiative, which helps inspire students to pursue a career in Quantity Surveying. We have provided work experience placements to students who have approached Walker Sime at these events. In addition, we support colleagues in their participation with local charities and events, such as giving blood.

Environment

We also do what we can to help our environment, this includes:

  • Cycling to work scheme. We were recently awarded a grant through TFGM to install a new bike shelter in our Manchester office.
  • We have purchased a recycling bin for plastics, tins and glass.
  • All members of staff are committed to our Environmental Policy.

Employee Well-Being

We value our people. We care about their health and wellbeing. In 2017, we achieved full accreditation of the Workplace Wellbeing Charter in both our Manchester and Liverpool offices, which is a nationally recognised award. It helps us to ensure we are not only compliant with the law in Health & Safety, but it also allows us to follow best practice and enables us to promote health and wellbeing in the following areas:

  • Leadership
  • Absence Management
  • Health & Safety
  • Mental Health
  • Smoking
  • Physical Activity
  • Healthy Eating
  • Alcohol & Substance Misuse
We recently had a bike shelter installed at our Manchester office. We aim to increase the number of staff cycling into work; reducing our carbon footprint and improving staff health and wellbeing.
Bike Shelter
Walker Sime teamed up with Planit-IE to participate in the Peel Dragon Boat Race in September 2018, to raise money for Claire House Hospice for Children.
WS/Planit IE Dragon Boat Race
In December our Liverpool office attended the Bruntwood Charity Christmas Curry Quiz, getting into the festive spirit and all money raised went to the Bruntwood Charity.
Bruntwood Charity Christmas Curry Quiz
Assistant Project Manager Francis Frimpong organised a visit for students from Manchester University to the Green Quarter project, helping them learn about correct PPE and site procedures.
Manchester University Student Visit
In December the Walker Sime staff brought in their best Christmas jumpers to raise money for the Key 103 Christmas Jumper Day, with proceeds going towards Christmas presents for disadvantaged local children.
Christmas Jumper Day
Our team in Liverpool office held a Macmillan Coffee morning in September and raised £100 for the charity.
liv team
Dez Walker and Simon Lynch took part in the Ironman Barcelona challenge in 2017 to raise money for Steve Burne’s charities. In total they raised over £6000, an outstanding achievement and excellent fundraising effort.
Ironman
Some of our team participated in the Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House.
Three Peaks Challenge
QS Director Kevin Wood went to York College to assist the HNC Built Environment Students with their construction projects and later judged their final presentations.
Director Kevin Wood at York College
A number of our staff in both our Manchester and Liverpool offices regularly give blood.
Blood Donation

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