Arriva London wins Payroll Giving Platinum Award two years running
We are extremely proud to announce that, for the second year running, through the continued generosity of our staff, we have been awarded the prestigious Charity Aids Foundation Payroll Giving Platinum Award.
To receive this award, companies are required to demonstrate their continued commitment to Payroll Giving by encouraging staff to give through their payroll, and to have at least 20% of their staff contributing throughout the year.
As we mentioned in an earlier story this month, our Platinum bus, painted this colour to celebrate the same achievement last year, has moved from our Palmers Green garage in north London where it operated on route 141, to our Brixton garage, and can now be seen on various routes in the south and central London areas.
The bus, decorated with many logos of the charities our staff support, will soon be having an upgrade to show the 2017 Payroll Giving Award logo. So, if you see it out and about, give us a toot and maybe take a selfie by it and post it on social media.
The Platinum bus advertising points out that over 1,000 of our staff give to over 160 different charities through their pay each and every week, and we are continually striving to encourage more of our staff to do just that, to maintain this standard.
Our campaign theme, ‘It’s easy to give with Payroll Giving, your colleagues do it every day’, has been promoted through weekly road shows at each of the company’s London garages, together with a poster and video campaign telling givers’ stories and responses from the charities that are the recipients.
All participants in the scheme enter a company quarterly draw which gives four winners each a cheque from Arriva London for £250 for their chosen charity.
All givers are also entered into a ballot, giving them the chance to be one of the participants in Arriva London’s Lord Mayor’s Show entry, which this year will feature the Arriva London’s Heritage Fleet open-top Routemaster RMC 1464.
Peter Batty our commercial Director said:
"We are delighted to have won this award again, and are continuing to develop the campaign going forward. Painting our HV 64 bus Platinum is an original way to show to the millions of people who use and see our buses every day, just how generous our staff are and how very proud we are of their giving, and the way this provides sustainable income for hundreds of charities."
If you would like to become part of the Arriva London team and subsequently join the Payroll Giving charitable team, then please click here.
Published : Thu 30th Mar. 2017 - Wed 10th May. 2017
The visit had been organised following Leon meeting Enfield bus driver Malkiat Birdi, whilst he was attending the TfL initiative for drivers called Hello London.
Making the capital’s buses as simple to use as the London Underground is a new initiative being trialled on seven London bus routes, including Arriva London routes 150 and 128.
In association with TfL and HCT Transport, we opened our doors to welcome the public, giving them the opportunity to explore the garage, meet our operations teams, ride on a bus through the bus wash, tour our operations control centres and see & ride on some historic preserved buses.
Our recent route gains in North London include route 19, from Finsbury Park to Battersea Bridge (South Side), which has meant implementing an extensive mobilisation programme to maintain our high standards.
One of the most important elements in Arriva London’s development is the training and education it offers its staff, from engineering apprentices to graduate trainees, everyone in the business is offered the opportunity to develop and flourish.
The introduction of all new Hybrid vehicles on route 249, which Arriva London starts operating this Saturday, underlines one of our key brand values - ‘Great customer experience - We keep our customers happy every day’.