How We Do it

Responsibility

We always aim to create an inclusive culture that respects, supports and embraces the communities and people around us and is accessible for all. At the very heart of this is our own charity, the Crown Foundation, which we support and we have helped raise over £500,000 to date by utilising the various expertise we have within Seasoned to fundraise and volunteer for our chosen charities.

 

In 2019 we launched our own community programme which allows the Seasoned team to effectively engage with local communities and charities, and raise awareness amongst our team of worthy and relevant campaigns, causes and initiatives.

We rolled-out a campaign to raise mental health awareness and signposting to create a better understanding of how stress, physical activity and eating habits can impact wellbeing in the workplace. We aim to help our people manage the day-to-day stresses of life and enable them to contribute and feel part of a productive team.

We understand the importance of building today’s talent for tomorrow’s future. For this reason we introduced an apprenticeship scheme back in September, 2011 where we provide young people with invaluable catering and hospitality experience, working parallel to their academic timetable, so they hopefully discover their passion for a career in the catering industry.

We are increasing our commitment to volunteering to give the Seasoned team the opportunity to use their time and skills to support local charities and community initiatives two days a year instead of working those days. Volunteering can be a valuable development and wellbeing opportunity, so we encourage our team help through fundraising, volunteering and engaging with local communities. This year alone we have fundraised and raised awareness in our retail venues for British Heart Foundation, Macmillan Cancer Support, Salt Awareness, Comic Relief, Parkinson’s UK, National Obesity Week, National Hug Day, Nutrition and Hydration Week, to name just a few.

We also support charities in our cafes by championing specific campaigns throughout the year and by donating a proportion of our sales to the relevant charity. During British Sandwich Week we donated 25p from every specialty sandwich sold that month to MacMillan Cancer Support. On Cupcake Day in June we donated 50p from every cupcake sold to the Alzheimer’s Society. In July we donated a % of our retail sales to fundraise for our Brighton Centre Head Chef on behalf of the local Alex Children’s Hospital and the Cystic Fibrosis charity.

Visit the Crown Foundation website