Corporate & Social Responsibility
We at Lightning Fire are a small, established and growing business based near the south coast of England who place family values at the heart of our business. We believe that there are four major areas of CSR which are particularly important and pertinent to ourselves and to all the stakeholders involved with our business, these areas perfectly align with our vision, mission and values.
Vision: “To become the preferred service provider to our market sectors achieved via the integrity & performance of our motivated & focused work force”
Mission: “To keep our customers safe, compliant and able to trade”
Values: The context of “family” binds our core values, our business is jointly owned by four family orientated shareholders and our business will be run and viewed as our extended family
- Respect – treat all stakeholders as you would want to be treated yourself
- Honesty – in all dealings with all stakeholders of the business at all times
- Belonging – feeling part of a team where everyone contributes and is valued
- Integrity – acting ethically ensuring compliance, professionalism and transparency
- Responsibility – we all own problems, accept accountability and provide solutions
We are totally committed to becoming an “employer of choice” whereby we provide secure, challenging and enjoyable employment for all of our team within a culture of personal development & encouragement whilst offering a wide and innovative range of benefits and perks.
We will treat everyone equally irrespective of age, perceived disability, race or religion. We have just signed up for the Apprenticeship Programme and have two young apprentices who have just set out on the road to achieving approvals and qualifications in electrical engineering and business management.
We aim, in conjunction with being an “employer of choice”, to have a motivated and focused workforce who are committed to achieving the company’s goals and objectives whilst consistently enhancing our levels of service to all customers.
We will always act in a professional, compliant and respectful manner with all stakeholders and our business ethics will centre around the approach of compliance, honesty, transparency and decency.
We aim to try and support the community by providing rewarding employment for local people. We also get involved in helping the local community in ways such as our company directors helping on a purely voluntary basis to run Waterlooville cricket club and Horndean Hawks Football Club. In addition to helping run these clubs the company also provides sponsorship for both of them.
We always strive to be aware of our environment and are approved and authorised by the Environmental Agency, we have replaced all of the lighting in our new office with LED products which are far more environmentally friendly, we dispose of all waste in an approved and regulated way and one of our directors drives an electric car.
In conjunction with our community initiatives we also support and raise funds for a local hospice, Rowans Hospice and we have just begun to support the Lymphoma Association following a member of staff’s daughter being diagnosed with this serious illness. We already have our first fund raising initiative underway and future events include members of staff undertaking bike rides around the Isle of Wight.
The Honeypot Children's Charity
Very few services exist for young carers, and increasingly, services that support children who live in poverty are disappearing. Of the few organisations that do support vulnerable children and young carers, we are the only service that offers consistent and regular support and respite breaks, between the ages of 5 and 12. Without Honeypot, many of these children would have nowhere else to turn.
Official figures suggest there are 195,000 young carers in the UK, bit is is more than likely there are many more from families that do not come forward or others being misrepresented – a BBC survey in 2018 estimated the number could be as high as 800,000.
Young carers find it hard to relate to their peers, struggle to concentrate at school and have little time to play with friends and take part in after-school activities. Through our respite breaks and outreach support, we offer these children a safe and nurturing environment, where they can make friends, build their self-esteem and just have a chance to play freely.