Business against Poverty (BaP) is a local community of business people who care about the issues of poverty and ethical standards. They are taking action through their charity People against Poverty, based in Melksham. Each month we profile one of their members to find out more about them. This time we look at Triangle Design.
Triangle Design, based at Bristol and Bath Science Park, is a platinum sponsor of Business against Poverty.
Managing director Jules English and her team work with well-known names such as Lego, Toys R Us and Chicco helping to make their brands come to life.
Since becoming members, Triangle Design have helped the charity in many ways. Most recently, People against Poverty used their expertise to help create their Family Partnership programme leaflet. It features a case study of a family they have been working with for the past few years and tells the story in a succinct and fun animation.
People against Poverty run two awareness trips to Romania each year, giving members and prospective members the opportunity to see first-hand the projects they are working on and where the funding goes. Earlier this year Jules accompanied CEO of People against Poverty, Val Huxley, on one of the trips. Following the visit, Jules was driven to do something, and she and her family personally donated to a Sanctuary House build for a family she met whilst in Romania.
Corporate Social Responsibility and giving back is at the heart of Triangle Design. They are big believers in businesses using their influence to make a positive difference. People against Poverty were overwhelmed when they approached them this year, telling them they had been chosen as one of four charities to receive 1% of their annual turnover.
Talking about Business against Poverty and Triangle Design’s support she said. “As a member, you see real lives changed by your donations. Unlike many charities, you and your team can actually see the work carried out on the ground. With BaP a little goes a long way. By becoming a member, you are joining forces with other like-minded business leaders who are using their influence for good. If you want to make a positive difference, Business against Poverty is one way that just makes sense.”
To find out more about Triangle Design visit: www.triangledesign.co.uk and for more about Business against Poverty go to: www.businessagainstpoverty.com
Pictured above: Jules (centre) with a family she met whilst visiting Romania