1. We Joined Eevery – the ESG improvement platform for SMEs
As a recent move towards our practices of corporate social responsibility, we have joined Eevery
Eevery is a platform that is focused on Environmental, Social, and Governance actions. The platform is for SMEs and it measures and suggests improvements for ESG performance. This helps us focus on our future as a sustainable company.
By focusing on our ESG performance, it will enable us to access a broader range of funding options for our clients as many banks and investors now factor ESG into their decision making.
You can find the full write up on joining Eevery here.
2. Community Sponsorship
We have taken on the role of lead sponsor for Long Eaton Rugby Club for the next 5 seasons.
Long Eaton Rugby, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, is one of the leading community sports clubs in the region. Catering for boys and girls from age four up to men’s, women’s and veteran teams, brings people of all ages and abilities together to socialise and keep active.
The sponsorship deal will help with the day-to-day running of the club including coaching, kit production and maintenance of the club house and social events, and support the club’s ambition to have its own 3G pitch by 2021.
You can read more on this here
3. Supporting young people through sport
We also sponsor the Gedling and Sherwood Cricket Club youth team, helping local young people enjoy sport together. This year we have increased our level of sponsorship to include the team shirts.
4.Supporting local businesses
As a further part of our corporate social responsibility, we always use local businesses to provide services for our offices, such as our IT and phone systems, building maintenance and professional services.
Where possible we use professional services local to our clients when arranging finance, to help support their local communities in turn.
5. Supporting UK business growth and newcomers to our industry
We strive to support new entrants to the funding side of the market, helping them develop new products and ensuring local SMEs often have first access to this funding, which can be harder for some to secure through mainstream providers.
Paul volunteers his time – supported by the wider Goodman team – to act as Chair of the National Association of Corporate Finance Brokers. Through this role he works to promote the future of the industry and growing UK businesses, as well as the training and education available for people entering corporate finance.
6. Goodman’s Gift
We also have recently taken on sponsorship of a local rider, Rachael Jayne Barker and one of her horses “Goodman’s Gift”. Rachael is one of the most well respected and successful specialists and riders in the area and she is a fully qualified McTimoney Practitioner and saddle fitter in the East Midlands. After completing her Masters Degree in 2013, started her own business Optimal Equine.