Corporate Social Responsibility

There are many areas in which we play a positive role in supporting the community and environment that we work and live in.

The Environment.

We were awarded an Energy Efficient & Low Carbon “C” rating in 2017 for our Head Office building, recognising the steps we have taken to reduce energy consumption.

We also employ the services of an external supplier to shred and recycle all of our paper materials and are part of a local scheme for waste collection to be recycled. This scheme uses a compactor, which minimises cost, waste volume, vehicle movements on site and reduce carbon footprint.

  • As part of our silver CSR accreditation – we have had a tree planted
  • We turn off all electronics every evening
  • We are embracing renewable energy

Our People.

Our people work closely as a team to ensure we deliver a high level of service to our clients and support each other to get the job done. We reward hard work, providing the opportunity for talented and enthusiastic individuals to thrive in their chosen careers.

We are committed to ensuring our people look to develop their business and personal skills to assist with building a long-term career. This strategy consists of attending various workshops and networking events, as well as web based learning.

We are proud to have an entirely non-discriminatory working environment and offer our people equal opportunities to succeed, which is fundamental to the continued success and ethos of our business.

Our Community.

We are passionate about our commitment to the community and have invested time and money to various initiatives over the past few years.

We are currently sponsoring the thermometer that is outside Wycombe Hospital, raising much needed funds for The Scannappeal MRI Appeal has reached the half way point. The fundraising thermometer, at the gates of Wycombe hospital, was recently updated to show £750,000 raised. Work has already begun at the hospital with the new scanner expected to arrive early 2020 to be fully operational by Spring 2020. Over 22,000 Bucks patients require an MRI scan every year.

In the past, we have been involved with various events, including an Evening with Johnny Herbert, an Evening with Phil Tuffnell and an Evening with Mike Tindall, as well as their Summertime Swing Jazz Evening and annual charity Golf Day. All of these events have helped raise money for much needed equipment,

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Butterfly House is a leading community resource for supporting patients and their families living with life limiting or life threatening illnesses. They offer patient centred care to individuals through the provision of specialist palliative, psychotherapeutic and lymphoedema care.

Alan Chandler, Director at Chandler Garvey is a Trustee on the Board of South Bucks Hospice and was involved in the creation of Butterfly House, a leading community resource for supporting patients and their families living with life limiting or life threatening illnesses. They offer patient centred care to individuals through the provision of specialist palliative, psychotherapeutic and lymphoedema care. Alan is on the committee, organising a Butterfly Ball to raise more funds to help patients at the hospice.

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We were delighted to become involved with Lindengate Mental Health Charity in 2019. As part of our CSR strategy, we attended a corporate day, with the whole Chandler Garvey team, working on a project to clear an area on the site, so that Lindengate can continue their conservation work. We also used the stunning venue to host our 40th Anniversary Garden Party and will be returning with the team to help with another project in May 2020. The Charity open the gardens up to visitors a few times a year and it is well worth a visit.

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Bucks Business First

Michael Garvey, MD of Chandler Garvey, is one of 10 business people that formed Buckinghamshire Business First in 2011. He was appointed Chairman in 2018 and the organisation now has more than 11,000 members and actively engages with at least 50% of the members annually. Their aim is to make Buckinghamshire the best place to start, run and grow a business.

Michael has committed significant time to a range of related activities and is currently the Chair of the Connected Counties Broadband project, Chair of the Digital Infrasructure Group, a Board member of Buckinghamshire Advantage, Chair of the Buckinghamshire Enterprize Zone Board and a member of the Local Transport Board.

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The Thames Valley Air Ambulance deliver treatment that would normally only be available in a hospital, by taking advanced medical care and expertise to a patient, saving time when minutes matter on a proo bono basis. We acquired and negotiated a favourable lease for new offices in Stokenchurch and disposed of their old offices in High Wycombe.

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The OneCan Foodbank Trust, based in High Wycombe, is an independent charity residents of High Wycombe and South Bucks who find themselves in food crisis. Demand for their services is increasing year on year and we ran a campaign throughout December, to not only collect much needed food and household items, but along with other local businesses, help raise awareness for the charity.

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CSR Accreditation

Chandler Garvey staff are also active in setting themselves challenges to raise money for worthy causes and in the past couple of years, have walked the marathon on the Thames Path for Macmillan, completed Prudential Ride London 100 miles for YoungMinds, completed the Walk the Walk Moonwalk Marathon for breast cancer,

We have carried out various Christmas campaigns where donations were made to the Homeless Shelter Charity in High Wycombe and Macmillian Cancer Charity and we continue to challenge ourselves in order to help those less fortunate than ourselves.

We recognise that we have the capacity to help shape the built environment through the work we undertake for investors and developers, but equally recognise that we should give something back to the community within which we live and work and try to lead by example in our sector.

We are delighted and proud to announce that Chandler Garvey were awarded a Silver CSR Accreditation by the CSRA in 2018 and in July 2019, were awarded the International CSR Excellence Gold Award