The Cambridge races home with gold award


The Cambridge Building Society’s Making The Difference charity programme won the Gold Award in the Inspiring CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) category in this year’s Inspiring Workplaces Awards.

It was called out and lauded as a ‘fascinating programme’ at a virtual awards ceremony last month.

The Cambridge runs a number of charitable projects that help local communities achieve their homes and housing needs in and around the city.

“We only have to see how quickly our people step forward to give back to our local communities in the many and various activities in our programme,” said Carole Charter, Chief Commercial Officer at The Cambridge.

“Their enthusiasm to help inspires us as a team, helps local people who might otherwise find it difficult to access a home or shelter, and it has impressed a panel of judges to recognise the significant impact our efforts make. We are justifiably proud of our efforts and of achieving this award.”

The building society actively encourages its people to help local communities by donating their time to charities working to alleviate homelessness, as well as implementing funding schemes that help those who can’t afford to buy and by working with community partners to improve access to shelter and housing.

The Cambridge states its cause as to ‘actively find ways to help people have a home by supporting people who couldn’t buy without our help and working with groups in our community who offer services for shelter and housing’.

Matt Manners, CEO and Founder of Inspiring Workplaces Group, said: “Congratulations to all our winners. We hope they serve as both an inspiration and insightful to those seeking to continue to deliver excellent people experiences during the toughest circumstances.”

These awards covered Europe, Middle East and Africa. Other gold winners were NatWest Group, the Co-op, Santander and the Dorchester.



The Cambridge is an independent, mutual society which has been serving the community since 1850

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