Barclays Global Retail Banking’s (GRB) Global Sourcing team has won two awards at the East London Business Alliance (ELBA) Awards 2010.
The event recognises businesses which have played a significant role in helping regenerate local communities across east London.
GRB’s Global Sourcing team won the Partnership Award for its work in helping disadvantaged students from Sir George Monoux School in Walthamstow.
The team worked with colleagues across Barclays and with suppliers to provide the students with support on career development and training on business skills.
Judges also presented the team with the Employee Volunteering Award, considered the overall award at the ceremony.
David Moon, GRB Chief Procurement Officer, said: “This project demonstrated the power of Barclays and its suppliers working as one team.
“Together, they made a difference for the students of the Sir George Monoux Sixth Form College in giving them an experience they can leverage in their search for fulfilling careers.
“In return, all those who participated learnt enormous amounts about themselves and their ability to work effectively in diverse teams.”
ELBA facilitates volunteering activities in east London for the employees of its 120 member companies.
The Global Sourcing team’s volunteering activities are part of Charity Begins at Work, a community investment programme in which Barclays colleagues volunteer their time and skills to benefit local communities. Barclays supports colleagues’ initiatives by providing work time and grants for volunteering and matched fundraising.