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Archive for January, 2020

Why It Pays To Be Socially Conscious

In this new decade, many of the big businesses and brands are listing their social conscience as a big focus point and those that aren?t are getting left behind. 

More so than ever, staff wellbeing, environmental responsibility and giving back to community are top of the agendas for the big names in business. 

It?s not enough anymore to just be mindful and have good values ? staff, partners and clients all demand that the people they are working with and for are demonstrating good vision and ethics continuously.  

There is a demand from employees (present and prospective) for the companies they work for to be leading lights in terms of their social conscience ? especially from the millennial generation – and for those that are not, they are risking losing potentially amazing staff and having work quality suffer. 

The awareness of the issues in our world such as climate change, the homeless crisis, the poverty crisis and environmental issues and being seen to be acting in some way to help are attractive qualities and showcase brands and businesses that are aware of the world around them and want to positively contribute where they can. 

Here at Cathedral View, the fact that ALL profit from our events go directly to The Passage charity is an appealing one as for a lot of businesses, their social conscience is strong, but they can be unsure of how to channel it and how to help the most. 

The various teams and individuals we host all get a sense of pride from the fact that they are contributing and helping in some way which for us is a win/win as we get to directly help the homeless crisis as well as work with fantastic people who share our values we put on a wonderful event for them. 

More than ever, we are seeing giving back in a lot of brands? offers and when there isn?t a charitable arm or a mention of how they directly tackle climate or environmental issues, it now seems odd ? which is a great thing. 

Of course, there is more that can be done. And the big brand leaders could definitely do more to show the way and lead from the front but it?s hugely encouraging that businesses, large and small, are very aware of their social conscience, how they are perceived due to it and how they can use it to attract and retain great people.  

Supplier Focus: Eden Caterers

Each month, we will be focusing on one of our wonderful suppliers that bring the magic to our variety of events at Cathedral View. This month, it?s the fab Eden Caterers. 

We are happy to say that we use Eden Caterers nearly every day at Cathedral View and they are always our go-to for food to cater for events, conferences, workshops and parties. We love them for a number of reasons: 

  • They fact that their food is delicious helps! We love their offer and their varying menu ideas to suite all tastes and events.?They have a wide choice of menus; an increased vegan range and all menus can be made gluten free. On top of this, all meat, apart from chicken, is halal.?
  • Nothing is too much for them and even with the trickiest requests, they always find a solution.?
  • They are regarded as one of the UK?s most sustainable caterers which is music to our ears being a socially conscious events space. Since their incarnation in 1993, Eden has put sustainability at the top of its list and pride itself on using fresh UK produce, free range meat and poultry and sustainably sourced fish. To cement this, they have been awarded a 3-star rating (the highest you can get) from the Sustainable Restaurant Association.??
  • The packaging they use to keep food fresh looks like plastic but is actually made from corn! So it basically just decomposes and turns into starch!
  • They are reliable, nice and trustworthy. Being nice goes a long way and we have had nothing but great experiences working with Eden. They understand what Cathedral View and The Passage is about and our values and work in accordance with them and we have only heard glowing reviews from our customers.  
  • They work with some amazing brands. Do check out their website: https://www.edencaterers.london and the brands and organisations they work with ? they pride themselves on catering for everything from a 15 people board meeting to a 1000 head sit down dinner and do everything with the same level of quality and service.  
  • They?re local! Eden are based in Waterloo so it?s perfect for us here in the heart of Victoria.  

“It has been a delight to use the Marillac room for the last four days. Thanks especially to your team for looking after us. I hope and expect to use Cathedral View for more training courses in the future.”

Mark Wilcock, Zomalex

“Everyone loved the space - it was perfect for the workshop”

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“Thank you most sincerely for supporting the Catholic Medical Association?s Mass and Brunch event. It was thought to be a great success by all who attended. All those present were extremely impressed by the work of The Passage”

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