Gi Group joins forces with Help for Heroes

PRESS RELEASE: Leading nationwide recruiter, Gi Group UK, today announces an 18-month commitment to support Help for Heroes as its nominated charity.

In addition to placing the Help For Heroes charity at the forefront of fundraising activity across its 72 UK locations, the partnership will see Gi Group provide practical support including training, mentoring and re-employment opportunities for injured service men and women.

Gi Group Chief Executive, Jess Watts said: “Choosing Help For Heroes was a unanimous decision based on the strong synergies between the two organisations – which both passionately strive to help improve the lives and prospects of those they work with. It is a strong cultural fit and a charity we are all proud to adopt.

“We are already a highly motivated fundraising organisation but the selection of Help For Heroes as our designated charity will help us make a real impact by focusing staff engagement, effort and resource even further.

“What proved equally compelling for us was the opportunity to provide tangible value through the training, mentoring and re-employment opportunities our expertise can provide for injured service men and women in addition to the fundraising opportunities.”

Help For Heroes Donor Development Manager, Sophie Parry said: “Help for Heroes is all about ‘doing your bit’ and we work with partner organisations who share a single combined vision; to provide direct, practical support for our men and women who are injured in the service of our country. The fact that Gi Group brings such passion and expertise and has made a long term commitment to help us with both practical and financial support is fantastic and a true measure of the type of business it is.”

This official commitment to Help For Heroes is part of the Gi Group Recruitment’s ongoing company-wide commitment to corporate social responsibility – which aims to improve the prospects and lives of those in the communities in which it operates.

In 2013, the company was named overall winner of the Workplace Talent and Skills Award at the Business in the Community (BITC) annual Responsible Business Awards. It has used the accolade as a springboard for an even wider reaching campaign. Over 120 Gi Group employees have already committed to volunteer time to CSR activity including fundraising activities.

This year the Gi Group has pledged to further enhance its Employability Programme which in 2013 alone placed 2486 temporary workers in full time positions. It has also committed to improving the skills and qualifications of over 500 unemployed people in the next 12 months.