It’s fantastic to be recognised for our great partnership with Alzheimer's Society to support people affected by dementia with two great awards. We’re so proud to receive FTAdviser Diversity in Finance Award and Charity Times Corporate National Partnership Champion Award for our work in helping people living with dementia to remain independent for as long as possible, while feeling protected and supported by a dementia-friendly organisation
We’ve been officially named as one of the UK’s Best Workplace for Women in 2021 by Great Place to Work UK! Our Chief HR Officer, Elaine Thomas says: “This is fantastic recognition for all the hard work our colleagues are doing to ensure diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and making Santander a place where everyone can thrive. Thank you all for your efforts - let's keep going and building on these achievements."
The Santander Foundation has launched a new Financial & Digital Empowerment Fund focused on helping people in the UK to become digitally and financially empowered. The ambition is to give people the tools, knowledge and confidence to make better decisions about money, so £1.8million will be awarded over three years to 12 UK charities and Community Interest Companies to have an even greater impact in local communities. If you’re part of a charitable organisation that shares this ambition, visit http://spr.ly/6044yrm5y. Applications close on 13 August 2021
Many congratulations to John Collins, our Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer, who has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List, for services to financial services during the pandemic. This is great recognition for John and colleagues across Santander UK who have provided crucial support for our customers and communities over the past year. Commenting on his award, John said: “I am privileged to accept this honour as the public face of Santander. This is recognition of the spirit of who we are – by coming together like never before and adapting to this huge shock in how we live our lives, our teams worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic to innovate and to be there for those most in need of support from the financial services industry. I see this award as recognition of the tireless efforts made across all teams in the bank and want to dedicate it to my colleagues.”
Santander UK are delighted to have been awarded the Carer Confident Active Award through the Employers for Carers benchmarking scheme, which acknowledges employers who are building a supportive and inclusive workplace where carers are recognised, respected and supported. The Active Award acknowledges our commitment to carers and the support our workplace practices provide to help carers to combine work and their caring responsibilities. We want to do more to support carers. This year our Families & Carers Network is working with our charity partner, Alzheimer’s Society, to help make our support for carers easily accessible through a Carer’s Policy.
We’re delighted to extend our sponsorship of Transport for London's Santander Cycles scheme! Since our partnership began in 2015, Santander Cycles has continued to thrive and we’ve worked hard to ensure the scheme plays an important part in keeping communities connected and mobile in a healthy, sustainable and affordable way. What a ride it has been! We can’t wait to roll out the next phase, e-bikes and much more. Here’s to another three years of Santander Cycles!
It’s National Numeracy Day 2021! We’re delighted to be a lead sponsor, celebrating everyday maths and raising awareness of the importance of numeracy in all of our day to day lives. We’ve been working together with National Numeracy since early 2019 to improve financial inclusion in the UK. Our goal is to give people the confidence to tackle numeracy, so they have the skills to make informed decisions with their finances. In 2020, and working alongside National Numeracy, Twinkl (the world’s largest education hub), the F2 Freestylers and Rio Ferdinand, we launched free online football-themed maths challenges which have been downloaded more than 119,000 times. Take a look at live events happening this #NationalNumeracyDay:
Congratulations to Santander’s Manroop Khela who has featured in the EMpower Ethnic Minority Executives Role Model List 2021 by INvolve - The Inclusion People and supported by Yahoo Finance! Manroop is a true champion of Everyday Inclusion at Santander, and we’re proud to see him recognised as a leading voice in driving change in the workplace and inspiring the next generation of diverse talent
We are proud that Santander UK is today listed as a Top 50 Employers for Women in partnership with Business in the Community in recognition of our work to build a more gender equal future.
At Santander we’re committed to everyday inclusion which is why we’re so excited to be sponsoring National Student Pride 2021. You can find out more and register for the week long digital festival here: http://spr.ly/6043HNcUd. Come and visit our virtual booth at the UK’s biggest LGBTQ+ Careers Fair on Friday 23 April – we’d love to meet you!