Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Corporate Social Responsibility

Cullen Scholefield firmly believes in practising what it preaches. We are an organisation which pro-actively supports and values its customers, employees, the local community and the environment.

We also believe in taking account of our own economic, social and environmental impact well beyond the legal requirements.

As an industry leader in best practice, not only do we provide support and guidance to other organisations, we also take time to examine our own practices and we have a firm understanding of the ethical and moral concerns of business in the 21st century. We recognise that the management of social, ethical and environmental issues involves everyone.


Investors in People

We were awarded Investors in People (IiP) status in 1998 and have continually maintained the standard since then. We do not like to rest on our laurels. The spirit of continuous improvement burns brightly in Cullen Scholefield!

2004  – We were the first company in the South East to be awarded the IiP Work-Life Balance Model award. The Work-Life Balance Model involves us including our people in the business decision making process, recognising their personal needs and ambitions, and implement flexible working arrangements to suit individual personal commitments.

2007  – We retained both standards.

2010  – We achieved the Gold Standard meeting 178 of the 192 indicators. The Gold Standard requires you to gain a minimum of 165 indicators.

2013  – We achieved the Gold Standard meeting 186 of the 192 indicators. There are just under 1,000 organisations holding the Gold Standard.

In the 2013 Assessment Report, our IiP Assessor said:

  • “Your values are truly lived by your people.”
  • “Strong understanding by everybody about the business, how it runs and what is important to make it successful.”
  • “Training everybody as a trainer and all that goes with that training such as developing feedback skills, helping people understand their learning styles.”
  • “Strong visible hands on leadership from the top team and other managers.”
  • “Greater use of technology to communicate with the business community.”
  • “Diversity and equality – there is an inherent spirit in Cullen Scholefield to get it right.”

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Supporting HHDBA

One of our great achievements in 2009 was to support the set up and re-launch of the Haywards Heath & District Business Association (HHDBA). Maureen Scholefield worked with the Steering Group to set up the events task group and to work on the role profiles for the positions in the organisation. Cullen Scholefield supported the organisation in its first year by providing the secretariat.

In June 2011 Maureen was appointed Chair Elect, this was confirmed at the Annual General Meeting on 17th November 2011. In order to strengthen the Association she created four sub groups:



Maureen has long held the view that the unemployment figures for young people in Sussex are under reported. This is due to young people sheltering under the umbrella of Mum and Dad.

This was the beginning of an internship scheme.

HHDBA committee members Rene Moolenaar of the Prism Group, Nick Handley of Marketing Leadership, Dulcie Brookfield of Mike Oliver Associates and Peter Sutton of South East Business Systems worked with Maureen to devise a programme. Hollie Dunster was given additional responsibility as the Intern Co-ordinator and a small pilot was created with two interns in 2012.






Valuing Our People

We practise what we preach and don’t just provide the minimum requirements for our employees. Our people have a genuine passion and commitment and the skills to help achieve best possible results in their roles.

Our team has ownership and accountability for their own performance; they feel valued and trusted and there is a ‘family feel’ to the organisation.

We have a culture of fun, innovation, flexibility which has led to achievement and high quality results.

The traditional ‘long working hours’ culture can be damaging to the health and wellbeing of people and their families and we respect that. We operate flexible working hours and still ensure that the office is covered from 8:30am to 6pm. Our people understand that if the business requires extra hours to be worked one week, then they will be met, and likewise we support and adapt to circumstances in our people lives.

Cullen Scholefield provides private health cover for our people and their families, practically ensuring the best quality in healthcare possible for them.

We firmly believe in Continuing Professional Development. We ensure that everyone is up to date with their CPD Plans and Records too!

The results of valuing our people are loyal, committed and flexible people, and tangibly reinforced by minimal sickness absence and turnover.

Equal Opportunities Policy

Cullen Scholefield is an organisation working within a diverse community.

We know that people continue to be discriminated against because of their race, colour, ethnicity, gender, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, age, religion, religious beliefs, class and economic status and size.

Cullen Scholefield will guard against unwitting or deliberate acts of discrimination that lead to disadvantage.

Community Events

Making Waves on Broadway

25th August 2013


Super Sunday

21st July 2013


Katherine Jenkins

20th July 2013


Pete Andre

19th July 2013


Schools Aloud

18th July 2013


Broadway Sound

26th May 2013


World Record Breaking Zumbathon 2012 Sponsor

See more images from Zumbathon 2012 here

Haywards Heath Flowerbed sponsorship

2006 onwards

Certain members of the team heartily joining in Haywards Heath community events in 2007! …

Sponsor of the Cuckfield Fair and Haywards Heath Rugby Football Club 2006, 2007, 2008

Haywards Heath Big Culture Show 2007 sponsor

Isle of Man Race Night 2007

We sponsored prizes for the 2007 Isle of Man charity race night in the aid of two local charities, Riding for the disabled on the IOM and Macmillan Cancer Support.

St Wilfrid’s C of E Primary School Project Sponsor 2007

Ashdown Ball 2006, sponsoring the ‘Children of Chernobyl’ charity

Cancer Research – proudly giving our ongoing support

Supporter of the campaign against the closure of the Princess Royal Hospital Accident and Emergency Unit in Haywards Heath



We try where ever possible to recycle our paper. This means using recycled paper in our main photocopier.

We even use old marketing paper for our A3 print outs!

Letting the train take the strain

We work all over the UK, and where possible we travel by train as this enables us to work and it is all-round better than driving.

Privacy Policy

Cullen Scholefield takes the privacy of its users seriously.

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our users while providing a personalised and valuable service. This Privacy Policy Statement explains the data processing practices of If you have any requests concerning your personal information or any queries with regard to these practices please contact our marketing team by eMail at [email protected].

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