LSI Architects remains the only business in the East of England to have been accredited with the much sought after CommunityMark and is in illustrious company alongside global brands that have also achieved the accreditation such as Deloitte, Microsoft, Hogan Lovells, Barclays, UBS, KPMG and PWC’s.
The CommunityMark recognises businesses that are leading the way in community investment. CommunityMark holders prioritise the most pressing issues in their communities, and make a measurable difference across different areas of responsible business: at LSI this includes engagement with schools, colleges and universities, offering opportunities to young people, training and development of staff and taking on pro bono projects such as the Louise Hamilton Centre, a Palliative Care Unit based in Gorleston.
The second award – the ‘Big Tick’ – is given to companies that have demonstrated significant achievement in tackling key social and environmental issues, and is recognised as a national endorsement of responsible business.
Ben Goode, Partner at the practice said:
“To have been awarded a Big Tick and CommunityMark – both for the second time – is a fantastic achievement for LSI Architects. As a business, we are extremely committed to making the biggest measurable differences possible and these awards help to endorse that we are making an impact.
We value our place in society and our locality, and we have always felt that it is essential to use the work we do to enhance the quality of life around us.
Yes, it’s important for us to have a business that we are proud of. Of course, it’s great to know that we are making a difference to our community. But the value that our business also gets from this activity, shouldn’t be overlooked.
We’ve made it possible for every member of our team to have an involvement in community work, and we know through our employee surveys that this activity makes such a positive impact on staff morale and directly affects staff turnover figures.”
The practice received its Big Tick award at the Regional Awards Gala Dinner on the 17th June at Quendon Hall in Essex, and attended the National Awards Gala Dinner at the Albert Hall, London on the 8th July, hosted by David Walliams and Natalie Pinkham and attended by HRH the Prince of Wales.