A sense of purpose.

We’re building a successful, sustainable business here at Orchard, but we also share a higher purpose, and we believe these are not mutually exclusive. If you want to share a cake, you need a cake to start with, right? So the same applies to us. We’re building an effective business model and sharing it with our team, and you. But we also need to understand our place in the world, and do all we can to improve it. That’s why we offer share options to enable members of the team to own a piece of the company, and are proud to be a Living Wage employer.

The term Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) always sounds to us like a chore, a company box to tick, and something you really have to push your team to get involved in. At Orchard it has to be organic. We need to feel the purpose of what we get involved in -  whether that’s our annual designated charity, our Cardiff Commitment to schools and colleges to give the next generation an insight into the way we operate, or colleges to inspire young talent with the limitless opportunities that await them in the creative industries.

We also take our responsibility to the environment very seriously, and are working hard to be free from single-use plastic in a matter of months, through the ingenuity of our ideas and the commitment of our teams.

our charity.

2019 - 21: Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) works to improve mental health services and promotes mental wellbeing for everyone in Wales, and have been trailblazing the way for mental health with their pioneering work for more than 60 years. With prevention at the heart of what they do, we will be working with them on a range of training materials and campaigns, to help raise awareness of their important prevention work and the support that’s available for people to access. 

After a hugely successful two-year partnership with Huggard, the homeless charity, we know that we can make a real, positive difference outside of our day-to-day work.

Tim Powell, Director at Orchard said:

We’re a company that’s grown considerably. Our people are what makes us here at Orchard and their mental wellbeing is our main priority. Our new partnership with the Mental Health Foundation will help us train, equip and support our staff as well as spreading the message far and wide to help others.