Northern Trust (Nasdaq: NTRS) today congratulated Ron Heap on selling more than 1000 editions of The Big Issue magazine to its London-based employees.
During the last six months, the company has offered Heap the opportunity to sell his magazines inside its
Launched in 1991, the Big Issue is a magazine sold by people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Vendors buy their magazines for £1.25 and sell them at £2.50, thereby taking charge of their finances and developing the skills required to run a micro-business. Its aim is to give its vendors a 'hand-up not a hand-out'. The Big Issue Foundation works exclusively with Big Issue vendors to help them rebuild their lives.
"We are very proud to be helping vendors like Ron," said Wilson Leech, head of Northern Trust in Europe, Middle East and
Northern Trust has a 125 year history of creating meaningful and effective community partnerships. Its signature volunteering programme, Northern Trust Community Partners, offers all permanent employees the opportunity to spend two paid days out of the office each year to support charity and community initiatives. Some employees have spent time with Big Issue vendors on the streets of
"Were delighted to be working with Northern Trust," said
"Congratulations to Ron on achieving this fantastic milestone," said Naomi Venn, head of community affairs and internal communications for Europe, Middle East and
About Northern Trust
Northern Trust Corporation (Nasdaq: NTRS) is a leading provider of investment management, asset and fund administration, banking solutions and fiduciary services for corporations, institutions and affluent individuals worldwide. Northern Trust, a financial holding company based in Chicago, has offices in 18 states, Washington, D.C., and 18 international locations in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. As of March 31, 2014, Northern Trust had assets under custody of US$5.8 trillion, and assets under investment management of US$915.4 billion. For more than 120 years, Northern Trust has earned distinction as an industry leader in combining exceptional service and expertise with innovative products and technology. For more information, visit www.northerntrust.com or follow us on Twitter @NorthernTrust.
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About The Big Issue Foundation
The Big Issue was founded in 1991 as a social enterprise
The Big Issue Foundation was founded in 1996 and is a small but national charity. Our network of Service Brokers work tirelessly to understand the needs and aspirations of our vendors, and connect them with the vital support and opportunities to enable them to rebuild their lives. In 2013/14 we worked with 2500 individuals who achieved 4500 positive outcomes with our support.
The charity relies almost entirely on voluntary donations and fundraising partnerships, such as the relationship with Northern Trust, to fund its vital services. The Big Issue Foundation has a range of corporate engagement opportunities, including corporate vendor placements, through which organisations, and employees, can develop their understanding, offer valuable opportunities and show their support to our vendors.
The Big Issue Foundation is a registered charity in
If you are interested in finding out more about corporate partnership opportunities, and the work of The Big Issue Foundation please contact Kathryn Drake, Head of Corporate and Community Fundraising. firstname.lastname@example.org / 020 7526 3452