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Press Release
21st July 2015

Next Ventures’ Employees Go Gold with Workplace Giving

Multi-award winning, niche ‘Large Enterprise Technology’ focused recruitment business Next Ventures have added to their charitable giving credentials with the launch of a Workplace Giving scheme. Over 37% of the company’s 80 staff committed to give to the charities of their choice direct from pay, compared to a national average of 6%. The high uptake qualifies Next Ventures for a Government Gold Payroll Giving Quality Mark award in the coming year.

The implementation of the scheme is part of the directors’ employee well-being and engagement strategy for the Group which is to ensure all employees are socially conscious, engaged and aware to help build and maintain a positive attitude both personally and professionally.

Darren Rosenfeld, Next Ventures’ co-founder, drove the Workplace Giving endeavour from kick off to completion. He says ‘“As part of our social consciousness strategy combined with our teams’ personal desires to give something back, we sought a work-place charitable scheme that allowed our team to make regular individual contributions from their respective salaries. Workplace Giving UK seemed the perfect fit for our teams’ charitable aspirations, with a simple model and straight forward application, the engagement process was swift and thorough which is subsequently echoed in our excellent employee uptake that is likely to increase significantly in the short term.”

Next Ventures applied a desk to desk approach, office to office, to gain optimum individual uptake. There was a focus on Cancer Research UK after consultation with all staff but it was highlighted that employees could use the scheme to give to any UK charity.

Next Ventures’ team is attuned to personal charitable giving as the team have been contributing annually to date to charities, at fitting times of the calendar, including Easter and Christmas and they hope the success of this launch will encourage others to follow their lead.

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About Next Ventures

Next Ventures is a multi-award winning niche Large Enterprise Technology focused recruitment business Headquartered in London, with international subsidiaries in Germany, Switzerland and Brazil.

Established in 2001, our initial focus was the delivery of recruitment services for Large Enterprise Technology companies throughout the world. Our success in this area led to our diversification into fulfilling niche Large Enterprise Technology staffing requirements for some of the largest corporate organisations world-wide. 14 years later, we continue from strength to strength as a pure-play IT focused recruitment business - the delivery of niche Large Enterprise Technology staffing services around the world still very much at the core of our business.

Our business continues to experience significant year on year growth; turnover is currently 28million GBP and set to grow significantly over the forthcoming years as a direct result of our continued re-investment into our people and services.

Our continued success has supported the need for international expansion to aid our global reach with offices now in Germany, Switzerland and Brazil. Each subsidiary office is supported by our team of multi-lingual recruitment consultants who are all specialists in their own niche technology domain combined with invaluable knowledge of local culture.

Recognition in our industry has included consecutive year-on-year awards from The Sunday Times Fast Track 100, and in 2014 we were honoured with 2nd place overall in The Sunday Times ‘Best Small Companies to Work for’ awards which saw us positioned as the highest ranked recruitment business in the UK.

As we constantly strengthen our world-wide network of 190,000 qualified IT candidates and continue to focus on hiring the very best international IT recruiters, our clients’ future recruitment needs are assured as is our unremitting ability to remain agile and responsive to new technologies and new recruitment challenges.

Next Ventures press enquiries:

Maura May
Marketing Manager
Phone: +44 (0) 207 549 4030

About Workplace GivingUK

Workplace Giving UK is an award winning fundraising organisation working with over 1,000 employers to assist them in engaging their workforce with charitable giving.
In 2014 they were voted ‘Best Payroll Giving Partner’ at the Institute of Fundraising ‘Partner in Fundraising Awards’ as voted by the charity sector for the second year running.

Workplace Giving UK set up the Geared for Giving Campaign in 2008 and have since funded its development. The Geared for Giving Campaign calls on UK employers to introduce or re-launch dormant Workplace Giving schemes to give millions more employees’ access to a scheme and ensure that employers promote this method of giving to charity.

In the past eleven years they have helped raise over 90 million GBP for the charity sector through their work. For more information, please visit

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