Chestertons is the only estate agent in the country to be awarded a Platinum Payroll Giving Quality Mark for the second consecutive year, in recognition of its outstanding implementation of the Payroll Giving fundraising initiative.
Payroll Giving allows anyone paying income tax to give monthly to a charity of their choice. All employers that have the scheme are eligible to get a Quality Mark, a benchmarking system attributed by the Government, recognising their efforts. Platinum is presented to companies that have over 20 per cent of its workforce in the scheme – 22 per cent of staff at Chestertons are signed up.
Giles Milner, Marketing Director for Chestertons and Chairman of the employee -led Charity Champions committee, says, “We encourage our staff to give something back to the community, whether by using their paid volunteer day or by donating to their chosen charity. Payroll Giving is one of the most successful initiatives that we have implemented to make donating easier and we are incredibly proud to be the only estate agent to have achieved the Platinum award two years in row.”
Jacqui Abraham, Client Director at Payroll Giving, added, “Chestertons is leading the way within the property sector. We hope other agents and property professionals will follow suit after seeing Chestertons’ achievements.”