We are delighted to announce that we have been nominated as finalists for two award categories for the Buckinghamshire Business Awards. Both award categories are causes close to our hearts and we are flattered to have gained recognition for our efforts towards them. Read on to find out what we have been working towards!
Our Ongoing Journey to Net Zero
Here at WestWon we are passionate about restoring the health of our planet. As of the start of this year we implemented our WestWon Woodland initiative. This works by us having a tree planted for every month of a finance agreement made through any of the immediate WestWon family. This includes WestWon, WestWon Dental, Fit Out Finance and VAT Loans. For example, for a 5-year finance agreement that is 60 trees planted in the WestWon Woodland!
So far, the WestWon Woodland consists of 13,815 flourishing trees across the globe! This means that we are on target to reaching our ultimate goal of 100,000 trees by 2026 and thus removing 7,500 tonnes of carbon from our atmosphere!
In addition to this, we are proud to call ourselves a climate positive company. This means that all WestWon employee emissions are offset through various climate positive projects and tree planting around the world.
Not only this but we also ensure that as a company we act as sustainably as possible. Here are some ways by which we try to do our bit in-house:
- LED lighting is installed throughout the office
- WestWon are a paperless office where possible and any paper that we do use is made from 100% recycled material
- We have insulated ceiling tiles as well as the thickest carpet tiles to reduce our energy consumption
- Recycling bins are located on every floor of the office encouraging employees to recycle at work as well as at home
- Introduction of electric company cars
- No gas is used in the offices
- Outsourced data centre that is powered by solar to house our IT systems
We also strongly believe in getting young people on a career path and many of our past and present employees can exemplify this. Did you know that George, our commercial director joined at the age of just 20? Furthermore, our top salesperson Royah, joined at age 23. Both George and Royah are now coming up to their 10-year WestWon anniversary and look forward to their bright future with the company. More recently, in 2021, we welcomed 6 fresh faces to the team onboard, all under the age of 23.
Here at WestWon we believe it to be imperative to equip our employees with the skills needed to elevate their careers. Some have even gone on to use these skills to build their own businesses and we love to see it!
You can see some examples of WestWon employee journeys here.
Consequently, because of our principles above, we have been nominated for Net Zero Buckinghamshire Business of the year, sponsored by Handelsbanken. In addition to the Apprentice & Young Person Employer of the year, sponsored by Buckinghamshire Council. We would like to congratulate all fellow finalists and look forward to meeting at the Awards ceremony in September!
Become part of a company that cares – Get In Touch
Are you an enthusiastic, capable, thoughtful, and energetic individual looking to become a high earner? If so, head over to our careers page to find out more about our current vacancies. If you are interested in joining our dynamic and friendly team, please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or just for a private chat regarding the role, feel free to give us a call on 01494 611 456.