The firm’s board know the importance of good corporate governance. Our governance helps ensure the quality and credibility of services we provide.
Corporate governance is part of Shawpoint’s own environmental, social and governance framework based on tailored best practice internal policies and external audits.
Our clients, their shareholders, and our clients’ acquirers are the mainstay of our deal flow, which comes from good execution, innovative solutions, and trust. Our governance enshrines our values.
The prudent running of our firm provides our clients trust in our delivery. Ensuring our own financial sustainability in the case of the worst economic and financial shocks (while reducing our returns in the short term) maximises our long term stability and execution ability through the most strenuous challenges.
The firm adheres to three financial maxims:
Shawpoint has not furloughed any staff or reduced headcount. Shawpoint has not applied for, nor has the intention of applying for any Covid-2019 government support scheme. This includes, but is not limited to:
The firm’s worth and capability is its people and values.
Investors in People is a not-for-profit UK organisation founded in 1991 that seeks to accredit companies from large multinational listed companies to start-ups that they encourage, enable growth, and appreciate their employees. Appraisals include social, physical, and psychological well-being for all our staff.
The firm has been accredited by Investors in People through regular external audit since March 2020.
Carbon neutral for Shawpoint means the carbon emissions created by the firm are balanced out by funding an equivalent amount of carbon savings elsewhere in the world.
The firm uses Carbon Footprint to calculate the carbon created by the firm’s activities and subsequent offsetting requirements. Carbon Footprint is a UK incorporated company adhering to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 (Environmental Management) standards used by SMEs, public sector entities and Blue Chip companies.
The firm offset its 2019-2020 carbon footprint by financing the planting of broad leaf trees in the North West of England in May 2020.