Fast growing business energy consultancy Tritility has signed the South Tyneside Pledge.
Tritility operates from Strathmore House in Jarrow, and enables businesses to take control of their utilities, including gas, electricity and water services. By providing online tools and expert consultancy, Tritility helps clients to save money, cut waste and reduce their carbon footprint.
Promoting social mobility has been the driving force behind Tritility’s recruitment strategy, which includes taking on a number of apprentices across the business. School-leavers looking to progress in fields such as finance, administration, marketing and IT have undertaken their training at Tritility. What’s more, all recruits are given access to ongoing coaching from in-house specialists, as well as pathways to management through the LEAD training scheme. LEAD was established in 2021 as a means to give talented individuals an opportunity to develop their careers. So far, everyone who has completed the scheme has progressed into a senior role.
Such initiatives have contributed to Tritility being named the UK’s Best Consultancy to Work For by Best Companies. What’s more, their commitment to employee health and wellbeing also earned them a silver Better Health at Work Award in 2022. They are now working towards gold-standard accreditation.
In addition to these internal programmes, Tritility has also supported community projects, such as South Tyneside Council’s Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme. Funded by the Department for Education, the HAF scheme provides enriching activities and healthy food for hundreds of local children during school holidays.
In August, Tritility produced 250 bags containing dried fruit, cereal bars, bottled water and reusable sports bottles for children participating in the HAF programme. Each bag also contained a ‘back to school’ stationery kit, to ensure parents had one less thing to shop for as the new term approached. The HAF team invited Tritility along to the St. Jude’s Church family fun day, where 25 of the kits were distributed, to see the programme in action.
Tritility Marketing Manager, Rebecca Carins, said:
“It was a privilege to be able to see the incredible work of the HAF scheme first hand. At Tritility, we have long advocated for social mobility, which we aim to promote through our participation in schemes like the Real Living Wage, apprenticeships and specialist training. However, some of the social hurdles people face arise much earlier in life, and when we heard what the HAF team were doing, we were compelled to pledge our support. We hope to work with the team again in future, which will run alongside our other community partnerships, including our support for local charity 4Louis.”
4Louis is Tritility’s charity partner for 2023. They provide support for families who have suffered the loss of a child through stillbirth or neonatal death. Their work includes producing memory boxes to hospitals and bereavement suites across the UK. These memory boxes contain a range of keepsakes, including hand and foot moulds, blankets, teddy bears, and other items that help families create lasting memories of their child.
Tritility will be participating in fundraising activities such as The Great North Run and The Colour Run this year, in aid of 4Louis. They have also offered all employees time away from their duties to spend a day volunteering for the charity.
Rebecca said: “4Louis is a vital resource for parents going through the unthinkable process of mourning the loss of a child. Our work with them is not only a vital part of being a good neighbour, but also a good employer. Helping others has a positive impact on mental health, and Tritility staff members who have volunteered so far have found the work extremely enriching.”
To find out more about Tritility visit: https://www.tritility.com/
Organisations, public and private, big businesses and small firms, can sign up at any time and become part of the Pledge South Tyneside network at www.investsouthtyneside.com/south-tyneside-pledge/
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