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Social Value

Corporate social responsibility is core to Informed Solutions' culture and business and we are committed to delivering excellent products and services.

We respect the needs of all stakeholders, our business practices are ethical and we perform to high standards. We are invested in keeping our environmental impact to a minimum and aim to improve our carbon footprint year on year. We source from suppliers locally where possible to contribute and support the local community.

  • Academic Alliances
  • Investing in Future Skills
  • Supporting Communities
  • Supporting Local Business

Academic Alliances

We are helping to address the UK’s digital skills shortage through our long-term commitment to graduate development.  Our ongoing activities include:

  • Delivering guest lectures at Edinburgh, UCL, York, Manchester, Lancaster and Nottingham universities.
  • Running local placement student programs to develop digital skills.
  • Offering Graduate Associateships to over 50% of new staff.
  • Running work experience weeks for University Technical College (UTC) Salford students.
  • Sponsoring best student awards at UCL and Edinburgh Universities.

“Informed Solutions has been a strong supporter of our M.Sc. course for many years.  They provide an external industry perspective which is invaluable to our students.”  - Bruce Gittings, Director of GIS at the University of Edinburgh.

Investing in Future Skills

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  • Future Skills. We support skills development through thought-leadership, and contributing to leading digital and technology associations. We are very active within organisations including AGI, AIIA, Digital Leaders, MapAction, ScotlandIS and TechUK.
  • Over 33% of our current staff are female, compared to the industry average of 17%, and we champion equality through an ongoing programme of activities including sponsoring one of the UK’s largest diversity awards – Information Age’s Women in IT Awards.

 

Supporting Communities

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  • Informed Solutions contribute in cash or kind to charity fundraising undertaken by our employees.
  • We are active supporters of many causes and charities our people feel passionate about, including MapAction, Breast Cancer and Crohn’s disease.

Supporting Local Business

We are actively involved in many local community initiatives including:

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  • Altrincham BID. The regeneration of Altrincham town centre, which we contribute to through a voluntary rates levy and participating in the organising committees.
  • Chambers of Commerce. We have strong relationships with the Local Chambers of Commerce, regularly presenting and sharing our experiences on matters of interest to members including digital transformation, STEM skills, diversity and exporting.
  • Department of International Trade. We are a North West Export Champion and regularly attend panels and give talks on export success and digital

 

"Informed Solutions are active members of Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce. They have developed and built a well-earned reputation as being a leading company in digital transformation and our members benefit from sharing their business experience.” - Chris Fletcher, Director at Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce.

Contact Us

For further information please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

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