Alongside the work we undertake with clients around the world, we also support a number of charitable organisations, both locally and further afield. See below for details of some of them and their fantastic work.
'We believe each business has a responsibility beyond the four walls of its offices to make a contribution to the wider society. There are five sets of stakeholders in any business - shareholders, staff, clients, suppliers and the wider community. Each stakeholder is in importance for the business. For us, our committment to the community is intrinsically linked to the whole essence and culture of the company. Without it, then the business just lacks something.'
Gary Muddyman, CEO, Conversis
Through Sebastian's Action Trust, Blue Bells was developed, UK's only purpose-built facility in Hampshire that offers respite holidays to very sick children and their families, enabling precious time to be spent together. The Family Outreach Hub, in Slough, Berkshire, provides a welcome drop-in centre for families of seriously-ill children, enabling them to access advice, guidance, advocacy, counselling and therapeutic support in order to address some of the critical issues they face on a daily basis. The facility includes a sensory room, pools, a cinema and a music room.
Translators without borders is one of the charities that really resonates with our mission here at Conversis. Gary Muddyman, CEO of Conversis and also a member of the advisory board at Translators without Borders thinks that 'It is extremely important that sensitive information is accurately translated into relevant languages in under-developed countries. Knowledge is power and it is critical to disseminate knowledge in the language of those who need it.'
Through the sophisticated Translators without Borders platform, important aid groups easily connect directly with professional translators, breaking down the barriers of language and building up the transfer of information to those who need it, one brick at a time.
'Wembley to Soweto' is a global initiative that provides professional photographic training and life-skills to historically disadvantaged young people in order for them to move their own lives forward and, ultimately, make a positive contribution to the society in which they live. Initiated by founder of Wilton Pictures, David Westhead, in collaboration with Kweku Mandela (Nelson Mandela's grandson) and international photographer, John Cole, 'Wembley to Soweto' was created out of the belief that 'an ounce of action is worth a ton of theory'.
The programme aims to develop a young person's creative voice and to enable them to express themselves and share the stories of their worlds.
The Rosetta Foundation is a non-profit organisation registered in Ireland promoting equal access to information and knowledge across the languages of the world. It maintains the Translation Commons (www.trommons.org) matching non-profit translation projects and organisations with the skills and interests of volunteer translators. As a member of the Executive Committee, our CEO, Gary Muddyman, is very much involved in the planning and strategy process. Along with the other members on the executive board, Gary is committed to building a more sustainable environment for their charity work.