The practice was founded on principles of education, opportunity, sustainability, community support, integration and aspiration and these values have shaped our personality ever since. As a professional services practice operating in a business environment, we provide expert comment, information and advice that help our clients make qualified decisions.
However, the character of the firm is defined by our people and their collective belief in doing the right thing, whether it is for our business, for our clients who rely on our advice or the communities and stakeholders we support.
By becoming recognised as experts in a number of fields, we have been able to use this influence and understanding to help clients with their own sustainability programmes and have even developed a course on sustainable development.
A key aspect is our corporate nimbleness which allows us to respond to some of the issues we feel passionately about and enables us to engage in an urban-focused CSR programme which has impact and real weight far above that expected from a business of our size.
What is of particular interest is the level of engagement demonstrated by personnel throughout TFT. This is not corporate cheque book support of a national CSR programme; instead, it represents activity, involvement, resource (in time and money), belief and commitment with local focus and hands-on delivery. Where doing right is often about doing it locally and where we can make a measurable difference.
Open Door is TFT’s Community Engagement Programme. More information can be found here.
A summary of what we have been up to in 2013 can be found here.
TFT is a broad community and we have been lucky enough work with a number of talented individuals who share our outlook. One such person is photographer and friend of TFT Anthony Hurren. And like TFT, he looks at things differently and is able to bring a new perspective on established structures. So we are pleased to showcase his amazing time lapse sequence of the Thames Barrier here.