Fiscale aims to be an active partner to the communities that we operate in. The reason for this is that we firmly believe that if our local communities are successful, we will also be successful. As a result of our success, we’re able to offer more employment opportunities, resulting in our staff buying buying products and services locally.
To us, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is not just a buzzword or tick box exercise. We take it very seriously and are proud to be involved in many different aspects of the communities within which we operate.
We have an active training programme for our staff, offering training for both personal and professional development. Many of our staff members are on apprenticeships. We believe that by giving young people an opportunity to build a career in finance, we’re contributing to their futures.
We work closely with the Youth Skills Manager from ONE Haverhill Partnership, West Suffolk College, Cambridge Regional College and nationally renowned training companies such as BPP. This makes apprenticeship opportunities available to young people.
Since 2014 we have created twelve apprenticeship opportunities, nine of which have led to permanent employment. All of these employees are now being supported through their professional exams.
In addition to this, we will continue to offer apprenticeships and are fully supportive of the apprenticeship scheme. More recently Fiscale has created a Graduate intake, all of whom are progressing through their professional training. As a result, we have a policy of paying above the apprenticeship rate. Furthermore, our young colleagues are actively encouraged to increase their responsibility and their remuneration is kept under regular review and is increased as their value to Fiscale increases.
Fiscale have been actively involved with the ONE Haverhill Partnership Apprentice Awards, since their launch. These awards were designed to celebrate the achievements of young people working as apprentices, along with the businesses that invest in apprenticeships. During this time, Fiscale has won “Apprentice of the Year” twice, along with being named “Apprenticeship Champion”.
Our work with local schools includes offering work experience placements to Year 10 and 11 students. In addition to this, we also offer mock employment interviews to help students be more confident when entering the job market.
As a way of supporting and engaging with the local community, Fiscale are proud to support a wide range of local initiatives.
For the last five years, Fiscale have been a sponsor of the EAChO. Founded in 2010, the EAChO, comprises a group of talented local musicians. This specialist chamber orchestra perform regular concerts at venues throughout East Anglia. Every year we invite clients and partners to celebrate our business anniversary with a drinks reception and a concert at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds.
In November 2018 we sponsored new uniforms for both the Junior and Senior teams of the Fire and Ice Majorettes.
We currently sponsor the Haverhill Rovers Ladies team.
The Haverhill Heroes Awards are ran by Year 7 students at Castle Manor Academy and the Haverhill Echo. These recognise people within the community, who have gone above and beyond to make a real difference to the lives of others. Fiscale sponsor the “Local Food Produce Award” for individuals or businesses that contribute to the local food and beverage offering.
Our sponsorship of the Haverhill Show allowed for a celebrity guest to open the show, in turn, attracting more people to the event.
This music event is a tribute to Peter James, who sadly died in a car accident in December 2013. This annual event is organised by Peter’s friends, in order to money for the Suffolk Accident Rescue Service.
Along with providing valuable sponsorship to local groups and organisations, we also support a wide range of local and national charities.
In March 2019, we donated to the Mayor’s Charity Bike Ride. This 46 mile bike ride raises money for the Joshua Tarrant Trust, which is a Haverhill based charity that supports children with brain tumours.
REACH aims to tackle poverty in and around the Haverhill area, by managing the local Food Bank. In addition, REACH also offers debt counselling and money management support and advice. Therefore helping local people. We support REACH through regular donations.
Samaritans Purse is an international relief and development organisation. We support them through their “Operation Christmas Child UK” drive. Everyone at Fiscale enjoys putting together shoe boxes full of small gifts, for children who may never have received a gift before in their life!
Fiscale are active within the business communities in which we operate. We know that many business are in need of advice and support, not only with regards to R&D Tax Credits.
We are members of Suffolk chamber of commerce and Bedford Chamber of Commerce. Our chairman, John Mayhew, is on the board of the West Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, part of Suffolk Chamber. John also represents West Suffolk Chamber on the board of One Haverhill Partnership
We are closely involved with the ONE Haverhill Partnership. This is a strategic partnership of stakeholders that work to improve the lives of people who visit, live or work in Haverhill. John Mayhew has been a member of the Board since 2012 and was elected Chair in 2016 until 2021. John chairs the heart of Haverhill Task Group which seeks to obtain business improvement District status for the town center of Haverhill.
Having known little about R&D Tax Credits, it was a surprisingly seamless and painless pleasure dealing with Fiscale. They answered every question swiftly and succinctly. The claim process was transparent and organised. Furthermore, the process allows you to step back and appreciate the innovative developments one does, which sometimes get taken for granted.Chris Harrison, Digital Unity
Very professional and understanding of our business, to ascertain the best process and procedure to ensure our claim captures all relevant costs and assumptions.Myles Andrews, Bolton Metals Ltd
Effective team and does what it says on the tin.Richard Orridge, Financial Director, DSSL Group Limited
Fiscale a very diligent and have always delivered on their services, with a 100% success rate for Eclipse.Robin Purslow, Director, Eclipse Presentations Limited
Clear concise and well actioned with regards to all work carried out for us.Paul Best, Director, Off The Wall Coverings