Content Guru is dedicated to giving back to the local community and supporting wider national and international causes.

The Redwood Technologies Group, consisting of Content Guru and its sister company Redwood Technologies, is proud of its Berkshire origins, and frequently contributes to charities and initiatives from around the county, ensuring that the local area profits from its own success as a company. As a business that operates on a world-wide scale, Content Guru is also dedicated to making a difference globally, and supports both local and international charities.

Berkshire Community Foundation

Berkshire Community Foundation

Berkshire Community Foundation (BCF) is a charitable organisation that brings members of the county’s community into contact with the local initiatives and groups that they would like to support, making sure that their donations are as effective as possible in helping those most in need. BCF raises funds and makes grants to local charities and community groups across Berkshire, addressing issues such as child poverty, unemployment, social isolation and homelessness.

In June 2010, the Redwood Technologies Group set up a dedicated fund to support local charities and collaborated with the BCF to create the Redwood Technologies Grassroots Fund, which makes grants to support a wide range of local initiatives and community organisations. Through the Grassroots Grants scheme, the UK government matches donations made to the fund pound-for-pound.

The Redwood Technologies Grassroots Fund’s creation was marked by the presentation of a cheque for £10,000 to Richard Griffith-Jones, Chairman of the Berkshire Community Foundation, and Joanne Stokes, former Development Director at BCF, who currently works as a Project Manager at Content Guru.

Business Philanthropy Club

Content Guru is a Founder Member of the Berkshire Community Foundations’ Business Philanthropy Club (BPC), which is a vehicle for businesses to give effective and targeted funding to grassroots organizations and projects in their local communities.

As part of its commitment to working with the BPC, Content Guru has delivered extensive support through sponsorship, networking, and marketing assistance to the Club, helping it to experience rapid growth. Content Guru regularly sponsors BPC executive dinners, which bring together current and prospective members to help increase the impact of its activities.

Berkshire Community Foundation Business Philanthropy Club

Pride of Bracknell Forest

Pride of Bracknell Forest Awards

The Pride of Bracknell Forest Awards recognize the high achievers and unsung heroes of Bracknell Forest, highlighting the very best and brightest people in the borough, from teachers and volunteers to teams, charities and businesses.

Along with sister company Redwood Technologies, Content Guru has shown support for the awards for a number of years and, since 2016, has been the lead sponsor and organizer of the Awards.

Soldiering On Awards

The Soldiering On Awards provide national recognition for the exceptional achievements of those working with and within the Armed Forces Community, and aim to encourage backing for vital support networks, such as those required to combat psychological damage sustained in the field.

The Redwood Technologies Group sponsored the awards in 2019, and previously sponsored in 2018 as well as the ‘Healthcare and Rehabilitation’ category in March 2017.

Soldiering On Awards

Armed Forces Covenant Employee Recognition Scheme Bronze Award

Armed Forces Covenant

Content Guru was honoured with a bronze award from the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS).

The ERS recognizes commitment and support from UK employers for defence personnel who serve, or have served, in the Armed Forces, as well as their families. The bronze award recognizes employers who pledge their support for the armed forces and are open to employing reservists, veterans (including the wounded, injured and sick), cadet instructors, and military spouses and partners.

Youthline

Youthline is a local charity dedicated to providing a free confidential counselling service to young people aged 12-25. The organisation has operated this service in the Bracknell area for over 28 years. Its aim is to provide a service that empowers young people to cope with their individual challenges in a healthy and productive way which benefits the young person, their families, friends and residents in the surrounding area.

In 2015, Redwood Technologies and BCF donated a grant of £1,500 towards core costs, enabling the charity to continue to provide confidential counselling to local secondary schools. The schools reported back on positive outcomes from the counselling, such as better attendance and achievement, as well as better relationships and coping mechanisms.

Youthline Young Peoples Counselling Service

involve Bracknell Forest and Wokingham Borough

involve

involve is a charity which provides support for a range of local voluntary, community and faith groups in Bracknell Forest and the Wokingham Borough.

The Redwood Technologies Group supports involve through making donations and sponsoring events, such as its annual Christmas Parties.

involve Volunteer Passports

The Redwood Technologies Group donated volunteer passports and lanyards to involve to support their Volunteer Passport Scheme which supports training, funding advice and volunteering in the Bracknell area.

Befrienders Christmas Party

involve’s befriending service sets up isolated members of the community with amicable volunteers. Since its foundation in 2009, the scheme has helped around 300 people to connect with their community and make new friends.

Redwood Technologies supports the Befrienders Christmas party every year, helping to bring together befrienders and befriendees for festive food, entertainment and good company in an effort to address the issue of social isolation.

King’s College London

King’s College London is one of the world’s leading research universities. Along with sister company Redwood Technologies, Content Guru has supported the university since 2013 through the sponsorship of annual academic prizes.

The ‘Content Guru Prize for Best Performance in Strategic Management’ rewards the work of the highest achieving final year student in the College’s Department of Management studying BSc (Hons) Business Management. The annual prize-giving ceremony sees the winner presented with a trophy, engraved with the College crest, in addition to a solid silver medal inscribed with the recipient’s name. Each prize-winner will also be rewarded for their hard work by a generous grant of £1000, funded from Content Guru’s contributions to the College.

Kings College London

ISO 14001

ISO 14001:2004

The Redwood Technologies Group was awarded the ISO 14001:2004 certification for its Environmental Management System (EMS) in 2019.

The ISO 14001 standard aims to help businesses of any size across any sector to continually improve their environmental performance, whilst also complying with environmental legislation. Content Guru demonstrated environmental management by reducing waste and minimizing resource consumption to prevent pollution, as well as adhering to strict recycling policy and training employees on how to be more environmentally aware.

Bracknell Athletics Club

In February 2016, Redwood Technologies CEO Sean Taylor became the President of Bracknell Athletics Club, taking over from the President of 30 years, John Nike.

Redwood Technologies has supported the Club for over a decade by sponsoring the annual Young Athletes Open Meeting, which takes place in March.

The meetings are held at the John Nike Stadium of Bracknell Leisure Centre and bring together promising young athletes and Olympic hopefuls from the local area and surrounding districts, giving them an opportunity to show off their sporting skills and talents. Athletes aged between 9 and 16 can compete in a number of track and field events, such as running, long jump, high jump, javelin and hammer throw.

In 2017, the Redwood Technologies Group donated £15,000 to the Club which enabled them to purchase photo finish equipment.

Bracknell Athletics Club

Charity Bike Ride Aug 2017

BCF Charity Bike Ride 2018

On Saturday 2nd September 2018, a Content Guru UK team completed a 100-mile bike ride to raise money for the Berkshire Community Foundation (BCF).

Eight colleagues from Content Guru completed the Marlow Red Kite Ride sportive, which takes place annually, guiding riders through the picturesque Chilterns region.

The cyclist group received over £700 in sponsorship in aid of the BCF which fundraises for, and makes grants to, local charities and community groups across Berkshire.

Sean Taylor, Global CEO of the Redwood Technologies Group, commented:
“As a trustee of the Berkshire Community Foundation, it is fantastic to see colleagues actively involved in fundraising for such a worthy local cause. I would like to congratulate the group on their achievement and look forward to seeing how this money will help the local area.”

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