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Registry Trust, the not-for-profit organisation which maintains the Register of Judgments, Orders and Fines in the UK & Ireland, has been awarded Best Companies ‘One to Watch’ status and become a signatory of the Mindful Business Charter.

The Best Companies Accreditation is recognised as the standard in workplace engagement. This is the first time Registry Trust has participated in the Best Companies B-Heard Survey and had a 100% response rate from staff with team engagement levels rated as ‘Good’. ‘Ones to Watch’ is a special status awarded to organisations showing promising signs for the future.

The Mindful Business Charter is a set of best practice, behavioural principles to tackle avoidable stress in the workplace. The principles govern both the way organisations operate internally and the way they interact bilaterally. While it recognises that it is impossible to eliminate all elements of the stress in the workplace, the Charter encourages more mindful, respectful working practices to create a platform for people to be able to speak out. It is the result of a collaborative research exercise between leading law firms and banks and is designed to be both commercial and responsible.

Signatories make a commitment to:

  • Drive forward the actions and change necessary to support the Mindful Business Charter.
  • Promote a culture where people can speak up early about any concerns that they might have with their wellbeing (or the wellbeing of colleagues).
  • Make performance against the Mindful Business Charter / responsible business a priority standing agenda item for all client and supplier relationship review meetings.
  • Ensure responsible business is included as an area of assessment during significant procurement processes.
  • Once established, introduce the Mindful Business Charter to one new member every 12 months.

As an organisation operating within the financial services sector with a clear social purpose, Registry Trust prides itself on conducting business responsibly and empowering its team to achieve outcomes that benefit all, including themselves.

Chris Dick, Registry Trust’s Operations Director, says:

“When I joined Registry Trust as its new Operations Director last year, I did so because I was looking for a different challenge in an environment where social and commercial values were aligned. From the outset, I could see that the team’s success was down to mindful and responsible practices which ensure we meet our obligations and have a tangible impact on the lives of real people, while protecting our own wellbeing so we can make the right decisions. This is something I am determined that we retain as the organisation grows and develops through challenging and turbulent times.

“The Best Companies survey feedback gives us a meaningful and fully representative picture of what we are doing well and where we need to improve and the Mindful Business Charter gives us a framework to attach our ingrained working culture to. Both of these things will make us an even better organisation to work for and with in the future.”

Registry Trust’s data on monetary judgments supports millions of lending and credit decisions in the UK & Ireland every year, helping to keep the economy moving and identify economic trends. The team is responsible for processing all judgment records from the courts (averaging 135k per month) and handling all enquiries regarding the Register, as well as providing a range of services to credit reference agencies, financial services firms, government bodies, charities, regulators, think tanks, and other organisations. Its mission is to share this ‘public data for public good’ to promote responsible lending and borrowing and empower consumers.

Registry Trust also operates TrustOnline; the only service that provides immediate public access to the complete Register, allowing anyone to search for individuals or businesses to see if they have a registered judgment, order, or fine. It is an essential tool which has been used by more than 100,000 consumers and professionals to carry out background checks on themselves, their suppliers, or their customers to check for CCJ debts and inform financial decisions.

Find out more about Best Companies and the Mindful Business Charter.