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Beyond Albatross

Whilst we all work really hard on behalf of all of our stakeholders, we also firmly believe that it is important for Albatross to get involved within its local communities in a way that everyone can be proud of.

As a result of this philosophy, in 2009 we set up the Claire Foster Fund to raise money for a wide range of good causes whilst since 2010 we have been actively supported and sponsoring Courtney Tulloch, a hugely talented young gymnast who lives close to our Head Office.

In addition to these initiatives, we support our staff in their own fundraising and local community activities whilst also working with them to facilitate travelling sabbaticals and other relevant interests that they have.

We particularly encourage our directors and senior managers to get involved in other activities beyond Albatross in order that they can both broaden their own experience whilst also contributing to the communities or areas of society that they are particularly interested in.

Our Finance Director, Adam Handy, also devotes a significant proportion of his free time to leading Larkfield Football Club as their Chairman. Larkfield FC is based down the road from our Head Office and operates over 20 teams ranging in age from 5 years old to adult, working with over 300 local children.

Sean Taggart, one of our Non-Executive Directors, chairs Crossroads Care Kent, the largest Kent-based voluntary organization in the county, providing respite care and other support to over 3,000 adults and hundreds of children throughout the region. In addition, Sean was appointed a UK Commissioner for Employment & Skills by the UK Government in 2011. Led by 27 Commissioners, the Commission’s mission is to work with government, employers, trade unions and learning providers to support and drive enterprise, employment and economic growth throughout the UK. The Commission is sponsored by the Department for Business Innovation & Skills.

Sarah Anderson CBE, one of our Non-Executive Directors has a wide range of other interests which include chairing Call Britannnia Contact Centres, a socially motivated enterprise which trains and employs the long term unemployed in Croydon. She is also a Commissioner for The Equality & Human Rights Commission and a volunteer with The Samaritans for over 32 years.

We understand that there is more to life than work and so do what we can to understand the lives of our people beyond their working day in order that we can assist and encourage them to get that balance right.