Corporate & Social Responsibility


We are proud of the role we play in enabling people from ethnic minorities to start or progress their career in technology. We remain committed to treating everyone the same, regardless of their colour, gender, sexual orientation or religion.

We know we need to do more though. We are listening to our colleagues and based on what we learn are developing an action plan. In addition to our existing undertakings, these are the new things we’re doing:

  • Publicly communicating and reinforcing our commitment to racial equality and avoiding relationships with organisations (clients, suppliers, partners) who do not do likewise.
  • Running an internal learning initiative to help all staff better understand the issues and improve in areas such as unconscious bias.
  • Enhancing the career development support available to our colleagues from ethnic minorities with a view to improving ethnic diversity at more senior levels.
  • Asking our staff to select charitable causes we can assist to further demonstrate our support.
  • Holding regular meetings of employee representatives and the senior team to monitor progress.
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Fundraising at Ten10

Our employees select a charity partner every year. In recent years we have supported CALM and Alzheimer’s UK. Our current charity is British Red Cross.

We run several fundraising events during the year, including quizzes, bake sales and company supported events such as Tough Mudder, Snowdon at night and the London bridges walk. We encourage young people to get involved with technology through code clubs and support and actively engage women in their career development.

Community Projects

We work in our communities and encourage young people to get involved with technology through code clubs and STEM for young women. We support local charities around our offices and engage with the community through projects and events.

“At Ten10 we see charitable giving and supporting community projects as parts of our DNA.”
Chris Shaw, CEO, Ten10

Ten10 Person of the Year

The Ten10 Person of the Year award is a fantastic opportunity for one of our team to select a charity or community cause, tell us why it’s important to them and how they plan to help. The winner receives additional annual leave and a generous budget to cover the cost of undertaking their activity.

This year’s award winner, Lana Aldridge, Academy Consultant here at Ten10, introduced us to Zarach. Zarach delivers beds and basics to children in poverty, combining essentials like bedding, toiletries, and clothing together into bundles that have made a difference to over 2,600 people so far.

Zarach was founded in 2018 by a teacher called Bex Wilson. Bex was working in a primary school where she noticed one particular student falling behind and looking tired. After speaking with the boy after class and chatting with the mother, Bex realised that the family had no furniture in a new house they had moved into, apart from one garden chair and a bug infested cushion they had found. They didn’t have anything, or any support. This meant the boy hadn’t been sleeping properly due to the fact that he had no bed.

We asked Lana why she had chosen this charity.

“I heard about this charity through my church. Zarach kept being mentioned, but it was only briefly explained. I went home and spoke with my husband about what we could, or maybe even donate to help them. But even after donating it wasn’t enough, Zarach continued to be a name that was going around as the growing numbers of children without a bed grew.

Here in the UK, everyone should have a bed, and I was quite naive to the thought that some families don’t have one. Bex came into church and explained her story. It was so touching hearing her story.   That mother was able to support her kids more, herself and was able to find a job. She later came back and gave some money to Bex; so that Bex could go and help another family who needed it.

From there I wondered what it would be like for me to come home from work and not have a bed. You don’t think about it like that – a problem right on our doorstep.  It really resonated with me and I wanted to help”

Lana spent a few days working with Zarach where she met some of the families that the charity helps and also worked in the warehouse helping to sort the bedding and bundles that go out to the families that Zarach helps.

With the money that Ten10 donated, Zarach were able to help 17 families.  Each child was able to be given brand new full bed bundle, that includes a bed, a mattress, a mattress protector, duvet and pillow set, set of pyjamas, toiletries which includes female products, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo and soaps, a book and a hand made knitted teddy.