Name of Company:Dovetail
Programme Name:Dovetail Does Good
Dovetail’s responsibility programme was instigated in 2013. As a small business with 7 employees, Dovetail decided to focus their effort on where they could do most with limited resources. As a result, Dovetail decided to work with The Helen Bamber Foundation, a human rights charity helping those who have suffered violence through torture, human trafficking, slavery, domestic violence and other human cruelty.
Dovetail committed to turning the Foundation’s neglected office building in Camden into an inspiring environment for staff and safe haven for clients. Dovetail contributed time and leveraged relationships with partners and suppliers in the interior design industry to obtain donated or heavily discounted materials. This project was developed, planned and executed like any other Dovetail client project with a value of £265,000 in staff time and gifts in kind.
The new office will enable over 8,000 client therapy sessions for 1,555 clients per year. Dovetail has quickly learnt that they can have more in common with current and future clients through their CSR programme than any other aspect of their business, creating a USP which is vital when pitching for new business.