Carpenters Group strengthens its approach to Corporate Responsibility with new lead

21 December 2020

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Carpenters Group has appointed Eloise Sochanik as its new Corporate Social Responsibility and Diversity Lead to consolidate the company’s impressive history of corporate giving and philanthropy. The appointment will also build on the strong ethos of inclusion and gender equality, accelerating positive change across the business.

Eloise will lead Carpenters’ Corporate Social Responsibility strategy, working with the Executive team to increase the firm’s capacity to deliver on its social, environmental and diversity objectives. This will include supporting existing partnerships such as Carpenters’ involvement with The Inclusive Hub and #10000BlackInterns as well as developing new policies and projects to support this agenda. Carpenters Group CEO, Donna Richards, said:

“This is an important time for businesses to recognise the role they play in society, working with clients, suppliers, employees and their communities to deliver real impact.

Carpenters Group is a firm that prides itself on its character and culture throughout every level of the business and we are keen to showcase that with even better communications and reporting.

Eloise’s experience and skills, coupled with a strong background and knowledge of the Insurance and Legal sectors mean that we can continue work with our stakeholders to deliver against our strategic priorities, whilst maintaining the integrity and ethos on which we were founded.”

Eloise has 13 years’ experience in Corporate Responsibility and joins Carpenters Group from Horwich Farrelly having also worked at The Carbon Neutral Company (now Natural Capital Partners), not-for-profit Positive Impact and business-led membership body Business in the Community. She is also the current co-Chair for the Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (ICRS) North West Hub.

Eloise Sochanik said:

“I am thrilled to join Carpenters Group, a company with an outstanding reputation in this area - a reputation backed up by an impressive gender balance, a low gender pay gap, a strong culture of giving and an existing commitment to improving their social responsibility and diversity and inclusion efforts.”

Eloise started with Carpenters Group in December 2020 and will be based in their Birkenhead office