Our first annual Charity Day is almost here

Our first annual Charity Day is almost here

Giving back to our local communities is vitally important to everybody at Utilitywise. Here’s how we’re doing exactly that.

We have a busy few days ahead as we get ready for our very first Charity Day

Corporate Social Responsibility is one of the most dynamic, exciting and enjoyable parts of working in a large organisation.

CSR projects give our colleagues the opportunity to take part some in extraordinary projects and gain experience that wouldn’t typically be available to them in their day-to-day roles. These projects range from student mentoring to adventurous fundraising activities, and they all play a part in creating an atmosphere of camaraderie and kindness in the workplace.

At our first Capital Markets Day in March, I talked about CSR and the efforts we would be making to give back to our local communities. I’m pleased to say that we’ve made great strides over the past few weeks. In fact, on Friday 2 June we’ll be celebrating Utilitywise’s first ever Charity Day – a whole day of fundraising across the whole Utilitywise Group.

Giving back to our communities

On Friday 2 June, Utilitywise will be raising money for a number of different charities, with each one nominated by a different colleague.

  • We’ll be supporting WaterAid, our Group charity
  • In Newcastle, we’ll be raising money for the Children’s Heart Unit Fund, nominated by energy consultants Sean Gleeson and Kerryn Allan
  • In Redditch, we’re raising money for the Acorn Children’s Hospice, nominated by carbon analyst Victoria Pollard
  • Our team in Portsmouth will be supporting Second Chance, nominated by administrator Warren Lodder
  • At our Bury office, bill validation analyst Sarah Burns nominated The Willow Foundation
  • In Chesterfield, we’re raising money for St Luke’s Hospice, nominated by Simon Wilson
  • In Prague, we’re supporting our Prague office’s annual charity, Klokanek Children’s Home

Over the next few days we’ll be sharing more information about our Charity Day and the kind of activities that will be taking place. You can stay up to date with our activities on social media, but particularly on Twitter – just follow @utilitywiseplc and @AdrienneMcFar15.


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Adrienne McFarland

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Adrienne McFarland joined Utilitywise in January 2016 as HR Director. She was previously Director of Talent, Organisation Design and Leadership Development at Nestle UK Limited. Before that she spent 11 years at The Sage Group PLC in a variety of leadership roles, including Global Head of Talent, Regional HR Director for AAMEA, and Chief People Officer for the UK. Adrienne’s track record is about leading and delivering global change management programmes, on all areas of strategic HR, across global matrix organisations and leading international teams. This is achieved by working with CEOs and senior business leaders to deliver organisational goals through people. Adrienne is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and was featured in HR magazine’s list of Most influential Practitioners within the UK Manufacturing Sector in 2014.