Being a responsible organisation is about making a difference - helping our people to achieve their potential and playing our part in community.
Our people are our greatest asset and each employee plays an essential role in the success of our business. We actively seek out employees whose legal and business skills are matched with character, communication skills and enthusiasm. It's rewarding for clients and it makes our firm a great place to work.
Many people talk about the unique culture of Boyes Turner. Our values represent what the firm stands for and what we are committed to uphold. They guide us through our daily work and interaction with others, both within the firm and outside of it shaping the decisions we reach and how we undertake our business.
Our values can be summarised in three simple words.... open, friendly and hardworking.
We are committed to creating an inclusive culture, a workplace where our people can be themselves and celebrate the fact that we're all individuals. We are proud that our workforce reflects the full potential and variety of the community in which we live. All employees are recruited on the basis of their suitability to the role and talent, regardless of age, colour, ethnicity, gender, nationality, partner preference, physical ability, sexual orientation, and religion. To view our diversity report click here.
Frequent employee surveys are carried out and there is an Employee Consultation Forum that meets on a regular basis. Together, these provide an effective communications channel and ensures employees are fully involved in appropriate operational and policy decisions.
Safe working environment
High standards of health and safety are promoted in the workplace and we are committed to ensuring employees are provided with a safe and healthy place to work at all times.
Wherever possible we assist our employees in balancing their home and work commitments.
Support and development
Our employees' professional development is important to us and we are Investors in People and Lexcel accredited. All employees have regular appraisals and reviews, access to a full range of learning and development initiatives including bespoke training and are actively encouraged to develop their careers by through working towards and gaining further professional qualifications.
Sustainable business is good business and we comply with appropriate ethical and professional standards. The way we conduct our business relationships with clients, suppliers and key community partners is part and parcel of our approach to corporate responsibility.
Our procurement process is based on principles of fairness and respect to ensure all our suppliers are treated similarly and without discrimination. We encourage suppliers to follow practices consistent with our values and corporate responsibility aims. For example, all the materials used by our cleaning contractors are environmentally friendly and all IT hardware is returned to suppliers for reconditioning and reuse when we no longer need it.
Wherever possible we buy and use fair trade products and select goods and services that are designed to reduce their environmental impact.
We work hard to promote a proactive approach to the environment and are committed to ethical purchasing as well as reducing waste and decreasing carbon emissions.
All employees are actively encouraged to use public transport wherever possible and a salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme has been introduced to encourage employees to cycle to work and reduce their carbon footprint.
We aim to minimise all of our waste as possible through recycling and reuse and recycle all possible consumables.
Office equipment (PCs, lights, photocopiers and air conditioning etc) is turned off when not used for any extended period of time.
The difference our people make through volunteering and the benefits that community work can bring to them through developing skills and other competencies is important. We support them both financially – with their fundraising efforts – and through the time we give them to volunteer in the community. Organisations supported include:
- Barton Rovers Football Team
- British Red Cross
- British Heart Foundation
- Byte Night
- Cancer Research
- Children in Need
- Duchess of Kent Hospice
- Jeans for Genes
- Mustard Seed Relief Missions
- Save the Children
- Thames Valley Air Ambulance Trust
- Wear it Pink
- 79th Lumberjack Beavers
We have a longstanding relationship with Reading Museum and provide sponsorship to it and regularly display artwork in our offices. We also sponsor Redingensians RFC youth section, that provides rugby coaching and competitive sport for boys aged between 12 and 18.