Making a difference.
At accessplanit, we are proud to commit ourselves to Pledge 1%. This pledge means that all staff across the organisation dedicate 1% of their time to good causes in the community or charitable work.
Alongside this, we also donate 1% of all company profits to good causes across the year. We have a dedicated team that helps decide how best to help, and to ensure that the whole company are involved and playing their part.
It's not something we tend to shout much about, as to us it just feels right. We do however feel incredibly strongly about giving to those that need help more than ourselves, be it close to home or on the other side of the world.
Our recent charity events
Cross Bay Walk
20th July 2022
We took on the Cross Bay Walk to fundraise for Derian House Children’s Hospice. The hospice help children and young people, whose lives are too short, to make happy memories in an environment of fun, respect and high-quality care. We walked through river channels and sand banks from Arnside to Grange-over-Sands, raising a fantastic £1,395!
Sports Day for Ukraine
22nd April 2022
We hosted a Games/"Sports" Day for staff and customers at the accessplanit office, to raise money for an emergency appeal for Lublin, near the Ukrainian border in Poland. They received over 2 million refugees who had to flee Ukraine due to the war. We fundraised through several games and a raffle, raising £1859 across our two events for this!
Steps for Lublin
March - April 2022
From 25th March - 22nd April, the accessplanit team challenged themselves to walk from Lancaster to Lublin 4 times in 4 weeks - or 3680 miles in total - to raise money for Lublin. Lublin is a Polish city near the Ukraine border that had experienced a high influx of refugees, and in urgent need of essential medical supplies and food. We raised an amazing £1859 across our two events for this.
At accessplanit, we are "remote-first". This means our team are encouraged to work wherever suits them - whether that's at home, in the office, or even a different country. Even if most of the team are in the office - if a few are remote, we will hold a meeting remotely. This ensures no one feels discouraged by working outside of the office.
By ensuring that digital is our default, we make the best use of the resources we have, reducing unnecessary consumption and helping to lower our carbon footprint.
As a software company, we're not creating any physical products, so there's no waste there. Instead, we focus on our team reducing their consumption; recycling everything we can, using as little paper as possible, and relying on our tech to get our work done. We're not quite paperless - yet - but we're almost there!
Providing training management software also means that we help our customers to significantly reduce their consumption and waste in their own offices, too. Having all the tools they need in one place means saying goodbye to stacks of invoices and paper booking forms.
Our Core Values
Our Core Values are our set of guiding principles. They define the culture of accessplanit, allowing us to attract, develop and retain the right people. We live by our values; from during recruitment, to awarding our Core Values Champions each quarter.
Learn and Improve
We are curious, open minded and enjoy
seeking ways to learn and improve
We have a thirst for knowledge
We are passionate about being the best we can be
We don’t rest on our laurels
We don’t assume we know everything
We get things done, whatever it takes
We take pride in our work
We have a can-do attitude
We take responsibility for our actions, results and mistakes
We don’t need micro managing
We don’t let others pick up the slack
We don’t make excuses and blame others
Never Give Up
We have a never say die attitude
We stay calm and level headed
We persevere and persist
We succeed because we keep trying
We don’t want an easy ride
We don’t get down when we hit a set back
We don’t quit
We are team players
We are humble, there’s no ego, no attitude
We care about our colleagues and our product
We are passionate about helping our customers