Last Updated on August 18, 2023

We’re delighted to announce that Collingwood has recently been presented with an Advanced Award Good Work Pledge.

The Good Work Pledge was first announced in 2020 by the North of Tyne Combined Authority, with companies receiving accreditation for commitments to 5 pillars, including:

  • Valuing & Rewarding Your Workforce
  • Promoting Health and Wellbeing
  • Effective Communications and Representation
  • Developing A Balanced Workforce
  • Demonstrating Social Responsibility

Collingwood are one of the latest local businesses to receive accreditation, joining 121 other organisations ranging from large corporations to small businesses.

Laura Chappell, HR Director at Collingwood said “We’re delighted to have achieved the Advanced Award Good Work Pledge. Our company values espouse honesty, teamwork, ambition, value, inclusivity and commitment, and our people are at the heart of these.

Laura Chappell, HR Director at Collingwood

We firmly believe our business has a positive impact on the local workforce and this award is an example of the contribution we continue to make to North Tyneside and the wider area.” 

At a time of increasing economic uncertainty, North of Tyne Mayor Jamie Driscoll praised those companies and charities that have committed to the scheme – and called on more organisations to sign up.

He said: “There are jobs and there are good jobs. They’re not always the same thing. Do they pay enough? Are they secure? Are there opportunities to learn and develop and are staff fairly represented?

“As we stare down the barrel of a cost of living crisis, good work matters more than ever. Thank you to those companies and charities that have taken the pledge.

“Every employer in the region should aspire to be a good employer. Every employer should sign our Good Work Pledge.”

The Good Work Pledge scheme is freely available to all employers and its criteria also serves as a potential plan for businesses striving to improve their own employment practices.  More information on the Good Work Pledge can be found here.