Our partnership with Gillespie MacAndrew
Gillespie Macandrew is a Scottish law firm with significant experience in assisting charities, trustees and not-for-profit organisations. The company has been Corporate Partners of Children in Scotland since 2013.
Along with Hunters Residential, Gillespie Macandrew donates a percentage of their pre-tax profits to specific Scottish charities, Children in Scotland being one of them. These unrestricted funds are essential to the delivery of our vision of all children in Scotland having an equal chance to flourish, providing us with flexibility to use the money where need is greatest.
But Gillespie Macandrew don’t just support us with a financial contribution, it goes much further than that. In addition they:
- Provide our members with a free legal helpline
- Delivery a range of legal workshops, free to our members
- Support our annual Member’s Network event
- Have a stall at our annual conference
Gillespie Macandrew employees also have one paid ‘charity day’ per year which they use for volunteering. 2017 saw a member of staff from the firm use this day to help at one of our Food Families Futures clubs.
Chris West, Gillespie Macandrew’s CEO, said:
“The reality, of course, is that we could operate commercially without committing to a CSR programme, but these initiatives help ensure we maintain some sense of perspective. It helps to define us as a business and shape the way we approach our working lives.”
“All businesses owe society more than simply the economic benefits generated as a result of paying staff and remunerating partners. We operate in a wider society and we are also mindful that not everyone has the same opportunities or benefits.”