Social Responsibility

PCPT has for a long time recognised it’s duty as a corporate citizen and that the practice has a responsibility towards those impacted by its work.

To this end PCPT has a framework for its corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities. Staff engagement is key to PCPT’s approach and we encourage participation in the focus areas PCPT are involved in: Community, Environment, Marketplace and Workplace.

PCPT are founder members of the Birmingham section of Business in the Community (BitC) Prohelp, and in 2005 we were awarded a Business Charter Award for practicing social responsibility and our work within the community.

ProHelp is a nationwide network, devised and managed by Business in the Community comprising a number of groups of professional firms each of which offers expert advice to local community organisations that are working to improve the quality of life in their local areas.

Social Responsibility

PCPT has for a long time recognised it’s duty as a corporate citizen and that the practice has a responsibility towards those impacted by its work.

To this end PCPT has a framework for its corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities. Staff engagement is key to PCPT’s approach and we encourage participation in the focus areas PCPT are involved in: Community, Environment, Marketplace and Workplace.

PCPT are founder members of the Birmingham section of Business in the Community (BitC) Prohelp, and in 2005 we were awarded a Business Charter Award for practicing social responsibility and our work within the community.

ProHelp is a nationwide network, devised and managed by Business in the Community comprising a number of groups of professional firms each of which offers expert advice to local community organisations that are working to improve the quality of life in their local areas.

Business in the Community

ProHelp is the former Professional Firms Group (PFG) and is a team of professional practices committed to providing free time and expertise to organisations which work on behalf of the community in the fields of urban regeneration, local economic development and enterprise.  The multi-disciplinary team includes architects, surveyors, engineers, property and management consultants, solicitors and undertakes short assignments in the form of feasibility studies, investigatory and advisory services as well as technical expertise.  Business in the Community manages PFG, introduces its members to prospective clients and helps to establish a project brief of reach assignment.

PCPT Architects were invited to be one of the founder parties of the PFG in Birmingham.  As a local business, we wanted to put something back into the community in which we work and to give our staff a broader understanding of social issues in urban regeneration.  Since 1991, when PFG Birmingham was established, PCPT have worked on a variety of projects in practical experience or offering advice, option appraisals, feasibility studies etc or even a full service.  Schemes range from those with a modest budget to complicated lottery funding applications and Listed Building Consents.

In 2005 PCPT were ‘runners-up’ for the prestigious Charter Award that recognised the contribution that business make to the Social Agenda and ‘corporate responsibility’.  We have undertaken to provide professional assistance on a large number of community projects on a Pro Bono basis which include the following:

  • The Old Boot, St Basil’s Centre
  • Birmingham Community Association
  • Values Education
  • Witton Community Centre
  • Roapp Hall Volunteering Project
  • Bangladeshi Council
  • Womens Help Centre
 
  • Whizz Kids Community Nursery
  • Woodfield Social and Sports Club
  • Valley House Association
  • Birmingham Mind
  • Genesis
  • Green Association
  • Wallace Lawler Centre
  • Butts/Mellish Road Action Group