At Aiimi we define the success of our business not just on financial performance but also according to our social impact. We encourage our employees to better themselves and enhance the communities we work in. We achieve this with a charitable focus on raising money, donating our time and offering our business expertise.
We are dedicated to helping charities raise as much money as possible whilst having as much fun as possible. We are committed to making our time available for volunteering and offering our business know-how to help charitable organisations.
Use Our Business Know-how
Use our business expertise to make a difference in all CSR programmes we are a part of
Commit ‘Pro-Bono’ time
Make available our consultants time to help organisations free of charge
Develop Our Team Through CSR
Positively develop our staff through CSR programmes and activities
Engage with our Community
Become an integrated part of the communities where we work
Raise Money for Charities
Help charities we work with raise as much money as possible
Empower Youth and Young People
Offer work experience programmes as well as mentoring and advice
What we have been doing and what we are about to do
Send a Cow
During 2013 Aiimi partnered with Send a Cow – a charity that works with poor families, teaching them the skills they need to build new lives free from poverty and hunger. By providing training, livestock, seeds and support, they restore hope and create stronger communities for the future.
In turn, these families then pass on livestock, seeds or training. This ‘Pass it On’ principle is core to Send a Cow and not only builds stronger communities, it allows them to help even more people to develop skills, confidence and self-respect.
In September 2013 the Aiimi team completed the Three Peaks Challenge and raised £2326.11 for Send a Cow. Throughout the year Aiimi have also raised a further £500 through further fund raising events.
Aiimi has also engaged with Send a Cow to offer ‘pro-bono’ time to help them with their information management strategy and business collaboration.
InMidtown represents the interests of 570 businesses in Bloomsbury, Holborn and St Giles. As a business
improvement district its aim is to enhance the commercial viability of the area and help it realise its full economic potential.
Aiimi has become an Associate Member so we can work with InMidtown on a number of initiatives and use their fantastic services such as paper shredding and a green taxi service.
Aiimi has partnered with UK Youth – a charity at the heart of a national network of organisations dedicated to supporting young people to realise their potential. Their focus is on developing and promoting non-formal learning opportunities for all. Aiimi are involved with UK Youth run youth clubs and other initiatives.
Aiimi have also engaged with UK Youth to offer ‘pro-bono’ time to help them better store and manage their donations data. Aiimi have undertaken a review of UK Youth’s existing disparate data sources and manual processes, and helped them visualise how this could be consolidated into formalized data models for customer relationship management and reporting purposes. The objective for this to be the first step on a roadmap for their wider enterprise information management strategy.
The Sulgrave Club was started in the 1920′s and since then it has provided a variety of activities for young people from its current location on Goldhawk Road. Over the years keeping up with current trends means that these activities have changed considerably.
Over the past year, Aiimi’s Partner UK Youth has been running the Microsoft IT Youth Hubs project at the Sulgrave Club. The project involves an innovative peer education programme bringing digital literacy to life in ways which mean the most to young people.
Each of the 30 Hubs receive hardware, software and financial support, as well as mentoring for the young people involved from the dedicated Microsoft staff. Furthermore the most important part of the project, three young people are trained to become ‘IT Champions’ and with youth worker and Microsoft support they each pass on their knowledge to a wider group of young people. Aiimi are going to work with both Microsoft as well as the Sulgrave club to enhance the Hub by bringing business application to the great work already completed.
Aiimi are a Better Bankside Community Star and are part of the Better Bankside CR group. The group work with community organisations and charities to achieve their goals.
We have also engaged with Better Bankside to offer ‘pro-bono’ time to help them better and more accurately report and visualise their financial data.
Aiimi are currently running Microsoft Office skills course as part of the St Mungo’s Recovery College. The Recovery College, provides courses which improve practical skills and help to rebuild confidence of its clients.
St Saviour’s and St Olave’s Southwark
Over the past 2 years Aiimi has partnered with St Saviours and St Olave’s to help students gain a better understanding of the IT industry as well as helping them with interview and CV advice. We have also had a number of St Saviour’s and St Olave’s students spend time at Aiimi as part of our work experience schemes.
We believe it is not only the responsibility of schools to educate our young people but also that of business. Through this partnership we aim to support young people in the transition to further education or work.
It’s On – Southwark Council
After meeting with Southwark Council and a number of local schools, it became clear that a number of young people in Southwark were not only unclear on what activities/clubs were available to them but the young people would be more likely to attend activities/clubs if they knew who else was attending. Therefore throughout 2012, Aiimi worked in collaboration with 12 students from 4 schools from Southwark to create an online portal, called It’s On, which provides intelligence and analysis regarding the local activities young people are involved in. The outcome of It’s On has acted as a proof of concept and will feed into a further project that the Council will be starting in the near future to create a social media site for young people in Southwark. One of the key elements of the project is to bring increased awareness and an understanding of the IT and more specifically business intelligence to young people.