Our social values

We recognise that our actions as individuals, as a team and a business impact on the wider community and environment.

As a business we take our social responsibilities seriously and have an established and committed responsibility to our environment, our profession, our team and our community.

Our environment
We endeavour to ensure that our practice minimises its carbon footprint and reduces any negative impact on the environment. Our policies include reducing energy use, minimising waste and controlling our supplies and suppliers.

Volunteering

Volunteering

Our profession and our team

We recognise the importance of contributing to the continued development of our profession and the wider planning, design and construction community. The Partners and senior members of staff are actively involved in:

Promoting and advancing the work of the Landscape Institute
Practice partner Dick Longdin was made a Fellow of the Landscape Institute in 2012 in recognition of his contribution to the Institute and the profession, Dick is also an Ambassador for the Landscape Institute and a member of its Diversity and Inclusion working group.

Our practice has contributed to a number of Institute best practice publications including the latest Photography and Photomontage guidance notes draft 2018.

Supporting and contributing to the Pathway to Chartership
Our team members include examiners, supervisors and mentors who all contribute to the Landscape Institute Professional Practice Pathway to Chartership process.

Supporting Universities
Our team contribute to landscape courses across the country through regular lectures at Leeds Becket University, Manchester Metropolitan University and The University of Sheffield. Dick Longdin has been appointed as course accreditor and external examiner at Sheffield University.

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Promoting the landscape profession
Members of our practice have presented landscape seminars and lectures at national and transnational events and campaigns, as well as being filmed for the BBC.

Supporting work experience and year out placements
Our practice regularly provides year out and work experience opportunities for local students as well as students on university landscape courses.

Health and wellbeing
Randall Thorp’s commitment to its team’s training and health and wellbeing has been recognised through its Investors in People Gold status and its Health and Wellbeing award. As a practice we focus on developing both the quality and breadth of our team’s expertise and are continuingly expanding on our team’s skill base.

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Our community

We encourage all members of our team to become involved in charities or projects where their skills, and our resources, can benefit the wider community. Community projects we currently support as a team on an ‘in kind’ basis includes voluntary work at the following:

Lytham Hall
Providing ‘in kind’ landscape consultancy services for the restoration of this historic parkland in Lytham, Lancashire.

Gaskell’s House
Providing ‘in kind’ landscape consultancy services for the restoration of the historic garden at Elizabeth Gaskell’s house in Manchester.

Manchester City of Trees
Supporting and volunteering to enhance the trees within our city.

Other charities and causes 

Our practice also sponsors and supports a number of local, national and international charities and not for profit groups and projects. In 2017/8 Randall Thorp were a principle sponsor of the play #Be More Martyn: The boy with the Deirdre tattoo, which has gone on to be nominated for a Manchester Culture Award and a Northern Soul Award.