In London, we work closely with St James’ Church of England Primary School in Bermondsey, working on initiatives such as National Science Week and the annual competition to design the Mathys & Squire Christmas card.
Each Christmas, the London office also supports the Southwark Council Children at Risk team by providing presents for children within their care.
We have created a joint clothing initiative with the social enterprise GoodPeople, who work within the Shard to fill jobs with local people. So far 3 people have found jobs after making use of our clothing donations, including one who had been long term unemployed for 7 years.
In Cambridge, we are proud to sponsor Charles Cousins, elite British Rower, who is working hard towards his goal to win gold in Rio 2016.
Charles comments, "My dream is to win an Olympic Gold medal, and through support from Mathys & Squire and a few other sponsors I am one step closer. The workman is always more important than the tool. However, in this game, where races can be won or lost by 0.01 of a second, the best tools can help. Now that I have one of the best boats (in my opinion) there is no excuse not to go out there and win some races"
Understanding the importance of local, new and developing businesses, our Manchester office has partnered with Venturefest Manchester 2015, organised by the Business Growth Hub, to run a competition for new companies to enter, with a prize of a free UK trade mark registration.
We are proud to be a part of the local communities where we work and value our relationships with both other employers and local suppliers.