Here at The Point.1888, we have a mission. A mission to change the world through our purpose and our value.
Our founding principle, and one that has remained for the last 6 years has been our 11%. This means we have given a donation of 11% of our profits to charities that make a difference and change lives, and this is something that we could not be more passionate about continuing. Over the years, we have donated to charities supporting numerous causes such as The Encephalitis Society, The Listening Ear, The Stroke Association, as well as mostly recently FACE Foundation, to name just a few.
2020 has proven to be one of the most challenging years in business. However, we are proud to say that despite this, we still donated our 11% this year to charities that may need the money now more than ever before, due to the pandemic. This is something we are incredibly proud to be able to say!
Our most recent donation was made to FACE Foundation this month. FACE Foundation is a non-religious, non-political organisation empowering the lives of disadvantaged children and families in need by offering educational help, medical help and financial help to those who need it most. We are proud to be able to make this donation, and cannot wait to be able to help out more charities in the coming months and years.
The dedication and hard work from our team has been what has enabled us to keep this commitment to our charities and still donate our 11%, despite the challenging times. This year, our team specifically chose which charities they wished to donate to. The fact that the team’s hard work and dedication to the business would be directly impacting their chosen charities, which were often charities that members of the team held close to their heart, was incredibly rewarding for everyone here. The incentive also meant the team were more motivated than ever before to work hard (and we have a pretty hard working team here as it is!).
Another crucial component to our purpose and value here at The Point.1888 is not only supporting charities, but supporting the legends that work for us and we do this by offering ultra-flexibility to our team. We want the people who work here to feel like a family and enjoy coming to work every day, and we have found the most effective way to do this is to support our team in every way so that they can enjoy a true work-life balance.
Again, more than ever this year supporting the mental and physical health of our team has been a priority for us. By offering ultra-flexibility to our team, we have supported them through the crazy year that this past one has been, putting our teams wellbeing at the forefront of everything we do. Work-life balance is crucial in improving motivation and enjoyment at work and this is something we know and value here. It’s not just about supporting charities, even though that is a huge part of what we do, we also value the importance of taking care of our own as well, and through the numerous ways we ensure work-life balance, we are sure that everyone who works here would agree that this is something we do well.
Here at The Point.1888, we hope to continue to make a difference to people’s lives through striving to achieve our purpose and value of donating our 11%, as well as supporting our team of legends in every way we can! Purpose really is in fact our purpose at The Point.1888, and long may it continue!
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