Corporate & Social Responsibility

At Alec French, we take a proactive attitude toward corporate & social responsibility as an active member of the community, supporting both our staff and local organisations.

We’re delighted to become the largest account holding recipient of the Bristol Pound, the UK’s first city wide local currency. This not only enables reinvestment of funds into the city, but provides an important link with suppliers & independent traders to source local goods and services for our business.

We support a number of organisations such as Bristol Doors Open Day, the Architecture Centre and Architects Benevolent Society, and also have close links with the University of the West of England, Bath University and a number of local schools. We offer work experience and student placements and a number of staff currently teach at UWE on a part time basis.

We know that a positive and engaged workforce is key to our success. The launch of a Workplace Wellbeing Charter promotes a culture in our workplace where our staff can thrive both professionally and personally through industry experience, a comprehensive CPD programme, equal opportunities and social activities. Our open plan, creative studio actively encourages communication, participation and the exchange of design ideas across all staff.

We integrate sustainable initiatives into our daily working life and have a Green Team to lead the way on energy saving, recycling and have a number of incentives that promote travel by walking, public transport and cycling including use of an electric bike.

We have committed to the Bristol Green Capital 2015 Go Green agenda and reached the Prove It stage. Download our Go Green Action Plan here.