We like to think every business wants to make positive changes in the world, so how does Wanstor make a difference? Aside from delivering our services ethically and sustainably to customers, we also take equal pride in the wellbeing and help we give to people, both our own teams and within our local communities.
Tree planting for sustainability
We pledged to play a part in fighting climate change by donating and planting trees in and around our local communities. Each year our staff and their families and friends volunteer to dig, plant and protect over 100 young trees in and around our local area. This year we donated trees to the Royal Russell School.
The trees will be an enduring legacy here at the School and we know they will be enjoyed by generations of children on their educational journey."
Director of Operations & Finance, Royal Russell School
Because we work very closely with charities and other non-profit organisations in our every day working lives, we understand this sector and the impact that gestures of help can give, no matter how big or small.
Save the World Club
We donated a new electric vehicle to Kingston-upon-Thames based Save the World Club, a registered charity founded by Des Kay, who’s mission is to nurture happy, healthy, creative and resilient communities that respect and live within the planet’s limits. The van was needed to collect leftover food each day from the local supermarkets and re-distribute it to those most in need such as the YMCA, Kingston Churches, Action on Homelessness, local social housing and community centres.
It’s a dream come true. I never in my wildest dreams thought we’d ever be able to do our work in a new electric van! I’m thrilled and delighted to accept this donation from Wanstor, it will make such a difference to us."
Owner, Save the World Club
It’s been a tough, and lonely, time for us all. No one has felt the impact of this pandemic more than disabled people.
Technology can help the people we support keep connected and feel less lonely in these challenging times."
MD UK Community Services, Leonard Cheshire
As well as providing IT support services to over 6,000 employees at Leonard Cheshire Disability, we work closely with them to learn about disability and the daily challenges encountered to ensure that the support services we provide are flexibly meeting their needs. We’ve tweaked some of our usual processes and communication methods to better support them.
We also like to support our customers own fundraising and awareness campaigns, and actively encourage business-wide involvement. Their ‘ISeePurple’ campaign close to our heart as it focussed on the importance of connectivity during the pandemic.Read more about the Campaign >>
We’ve a long history of working with the University of Kent to attract and place some of their most aspiring students within Wanstor to learn more about our industry and provide them with employable skills. We’re thrilled to work so closely with the students, developing them as interns or hiring them as graduates and providing a great career in the IT and Technology sector.
Wanstor have consistently provided meaningful IT placements for our Year in Industry students at the University of Kent for over 15 years, providing the opportunity to experience various areas of the business - from Service Desk to Network Infrastructure, and even customer sites, all in a supportive learning environment. Students return to campus more confident, more work savvy, and more focused."
Katie Van Sanden
Employability and Placements Manager
University of Kent
In 2021, we further cemented our desire of developing talent by joining Leonard Cheshire’s 'Change 100', a flagship programme of paid summer work placements, professional development and mentoring. We’re really looking forward to kickstarting the careers of ambitious disabled university students and graduates.
Our business is privately owned and run by long standing members of the leadership team who uphold the core beliefs and principles upon which the business was founded, and which remain true today. We like to ‘do the right thing’. We’ve an unwavering sense of commitment to our customers to provide right-sized, best-value transformational IT solutions into their organisations.
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