Dallaglio RugbyWorks (a skills development programme which aims to get teenagers into sustained education) has been greatly affected by the blanket school closures announced in March as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.As the founding partner of the charity’s work in the West Midlands, we’ve provided additional funds to Dallaglio RugbyWorks as part of our COVID-19 relief efforts, with the aim of helping the charity to continue its brilliant work through this difficult time.
Over the past couple of months, both our colleagues and our customers have had to adapt to a new “normal” in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We sat down with our Chief Operations Officer, Claire Moore, to discuss how the business has found new ways of working that allow our colleagues to remain ‘customer obsessed’ whilst working remotely.
In the UK alone, 14 million people live below the poverty line. At a time when the impact of COVID-19 has made it even harder for many people to financially, or physically, access food, this number is set to increase dramatically, and the work of charities in the emergency food aid sector, has become a vital part of the pandemic relief effort. Hear Angela and Shahron's story of how they've been helping our local food bank.
BNP Paribas' UK arm today said it will direct a further £500,000 to supporting disadvantaged, vulnerable and isolated people impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic in the UK. This is in addition to £500, 000 committed last week to London’s Imperial Health Charity and brings the total amount of donations by the BNP Paribas group to over $55 million worldwide.
BNP Paribas has organised a global response to the COVID-19 crisis. The direct support plan, activated in over 30 countries, provides local support for hospitals, vulnerable populations and young people. The additional commitment brings the Group's contribution to over €50m.
In business, communication is always key, but in these unprecedented times, it’s more important than ever for business leaders to unite their workforce by mastering this art. At BNP Paribas Personal Finance, protecting our colleagues has always been a priority, and as a result we’ve been able to transition our workforce to remote working, allowing us to continue serving our partners from the safety of our new ‘offices’.