Elizabeth, who received her award from our Chief Executive, Mike Regnier, at the event in November, helped individuals to find redeployment opportunities within the Group and worked with other organisations to identify opportunities for those at risk of redundancy. Elizabeth also introduced thank you cards and memory boards in closing N&P branches so customers could share their appreciation and memories with colleagues – creating a lasting legacy for the Group.
Elizabeth was recognised at our third annual Raising the Roof event, attended by 56 colleagues who were also chosen as finalists by our senior leaders in 2017. The event is all about celebrating our brightest stars and saying thank you for the huge difference they make to our customers and colleagues.
Elizabeth’s story isn’t unique at YBS Group, every month we celebrate our colleagues’ great work through our Raising the Roof recognition scheme.
It is a huge success with over 1,500 colleagues receiving nominations in 2017 from their colleagues or managers. Each month around 14 winners receive a certificate and one of the winners receives a ‘golden ticket’ - an automatic invite to the annual awards dinner.
Customer Service Representative, Billy Reidy, has been a regular nominee for Raising the Roof with him being nominated in 2015 and a monthly winner in 2016 and an annual finalist in 2017. He’s been recognised repeatedly for the vast amount of work he does for his colleagues and the community. He played a pivotal role in helping his team raise over £4,000 in 2016 through various fundraising events and has become a role model in his team, going above and beyond what is expected of him.
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.