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BACB Wins Award for Best Community Engagement at the TMI Treasury4Good Awards

Posted on 24/01/2023

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BACB has been recognised by Treasury Management International in its annual Treasury4Good Bank and Fintech Awards, which celebrate financial institutions that make outstanding contributions to their wider communities. BACB was awarded ‘Best community engagement’, for its continued commitment to charities in London.

“I am incredibly proud that the efforts of our staff volunteers have been recognised by Treasury Management International,” commented CEO, Eddie Norton, “We are delighted to support these wonderful charities, not only through fundraising, but by giving our time and energy too. We have ambitious plans for the coming year as we look to expand our partnership with Employee Volunteering. I am excited for us to continue to support these extremely important causes.”

Here are some of the amazing causes supported by BACB volunteers in 2022:

Cedar House

In May, BACB volunteers returned to support Cedar House in West London, a registered provider of 24-hour care and accommodation.

Cedar House focuses on helping its residents to develop independent living skills, meaning the upkeep of its onsite facilities is essential. Building on their 2021 work, BACB’s volunteers helped to maintain communal areas, including the well-used garden by clearing weeds and branches, and helping to create new flower beds. Volunteers also constructed a designated composting area using upcycled wooden pallets. Inside the office, another team painted walls and shelves for the charity’s staff.


Cedar house

Glamis Adventure Playground

BACB volunteers also returned to Glamis Adventure Playground in Shadwell in September, where they have been supporting improvements to the site since 2018. The team spent a day at the playground removing old equipment to make space for renovations. The playground is an important community space for many children in the local area who do not have access to their own outside spaces.



Park Lodge House

In November, BACB attended Park Lodge House in Hounslow, to assist staff in decorating the facility for Christmas. This included hanging Christmas lights, and decorating trees in the communal living spaces. Park Lodge House provides assisted living for older people, whilst still encouraging the independence of all residents.

Park lodge

The Essex Wildlife Trust

BACB returned in force for their fourth visit to the Essex Wildlife, a cause the Bank has been supporting since 2019, The Essex Wildlife Trust is a leading conservation charity established in 1959. The charity aims to protect wildlife for future generations, managing over 8,400 acres of land on 87 reserves, two nature parks and 11 visitor centres. Chafford Gorges Nature Discovery Park covers 200 acres and is home to birds, butterflies, and other wildlife, as well as providing green space for the 16,000 people in the surrounding area. Our colleagues were able to help with much needed sustainability efforts including a lot of seasonal pruning.

Essex wildlife trust

The BACB Team were also able to help with replanting the gardens and redecorating at the Rose Bowl Youth Centre in Islington, renovating Canbury Gardens in Kingston and held an in-house Community Business Forum at the Bank’s offices in Mansion House Place.