At Catch, we like to make sure we give something back at this time of year. To help us do so as a team, we scrapped the traditional - and slightly cringeworthy - office Secret Santa in 2019.
Instead, we take part in two charity initiatives - Christmas Jumper Day and Kids Out’s Giving Tree scheme.
Christmas Jumper Day is Save the Children's annual event which raises money for children in the UK and across the world. Every December, we all dust off our most festive jumpers (apart from Gary, our Tech Director, who happily wears his all month) and make donations to Save the Children. We’re happy to say we hit our target very quickly this year.
Designed to be a fun alternative to the traditional Secret Santa, Giving Tree is not only simple to get involved with but a fun exercise for the whole office! Rather than buy each other cheap - and occasionally tacky! - Secret Santa gifts, instead we each buy something from the Giving Tree shop. The gifts are then given directly to children in refuge homes and other children across the country who are in great need, helping make Christmas the special time of year it should be.
If you’d like to take part in the Giving Tree scheme, you can do so here.
For the past three years, we've been accredited with the Cyber Essentials Certification and this year we're happy to announce we're now Cyber Essentials Plus certified!
Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed and industry-supported scheme that helps businesses protect themselves against the growing threat of cyber attacks. The certification is designed to provide a statement of the controls an organisation should have in place to mitigate the risk from common cyber threats.
Catch not only benefits from the basic protection that Cyber Essentials gives, but achieving the certification also helps demonstrate that we're is taking cybersecurity seriously and that we have taken essential precautions to protect our business - and our clients - against cyber threats.
The certification gives a clear picture of our agency’s cybersecurity level and it also allows us to bid for a greater number of projects and client accounts, as Cyber Essentials is sometimes a mandatory requirement. That is super important as we're appointed as a supplier on the Government’s Digital Outcomes and Specialists framework.
All our clients can rest assured that we take cybersecurity seriously and that we are working to secure our IT against cyber attacks. Apart from having cybersecurity measures in place we also have a cyber liability insurance and you can find us listed on the Directory of organisations awarded a Cyber Essentials Plus Certificate.
To read more about Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials plus, visit the National Cyber Security Centre.