We have continued our annual celebration of Pride, holding and attending various events throughout the country.
To celebrate Peterborough holding its first annual pride event in June, a carnival was held for colleagues in our Lynch Wood office. The purpose of the Carnival was to bring Lynch Wood together, build relationships and promote decency and fairness for all while shouting out that YBSG supports the LGBT+ community and their allies.
One colleague said “We had a fantastic turn out for the carnival and it’s a good job we’d arranged plenty of welcome drinks – they soon went as the sun had its hat on!”
All colleagues were encouraged to dress in rainbow colours for the carnival, and we ran a competition for best dressed which was judged by our Chief Executive, Mike Regnier. He crowned Mark Creighton the deserved winner and his brilliant outfit can be seen in the picture below!
It was another hugely successful event organised by the Group’s Agents of Change, who have been instrumental in promoting Diversity and Inclusion at YBSG. The day also included the opening of Lynch Wood’s new prayer and relaxation room – a tranquil place accessible to all.
This is one of many activities which have been organised this year as we continue to drive change in the Group.
A new volunteering programme to prepare young people for the world of work.
We’re continuing to build on the success of our apprenticeship scheme.
Our colleagues volunteer their time in schools to improve young people’s financial education.
Colleagues swap their beds for sleeping bags to raise money for End Youth Homelessness.
The way consumers use financial services is evolving, leading to some necessary changes for us to meet our customers’ changing needs.
Hundreds of our colleagues take on our Peak District challenge for End Youth Homelessness.
We’re working towards our ambition of creating an inclusive work environment, where all colleagues can contribute to the Group’s success.
We are supporting homeless young people this Christmas as part of our charity partnership with End Youth Homelessness (EYH).
With EYH, we have housed 15 young people since launching in June.
Building on the success of our apprenticeship scheme, we’ve opened 24 new positions across 10 different business areas.
We are proud to have been a double winner at the Third Sector Business Charity Awards 2016.
Our six Savings Pledges reflect how we believe savings institutions should behave.
Over 1,300 solar panels installed at our Bradford and Peterborough offices .
Everyday Thanks was launched in September 2015 as part of our Group’s 150th birthday.