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Charity and community work award helps Invictus Group to forge a new exciting partnership

Charity and community work award helps Invictus Group to forge a new exciting partnership

A kind-hearted Derbyshire firm which has given up its time to help others and raised thousands of pounds for charity has been recognised for its contribution to the community.


Invictus Group, which is based in Derby Road, Melbourne, has been given a prestigious CSR Accreditation award in return for its staff’s efforts over the years to support good causes across the country.

They include its managing director, Jonny McPhee, who has pledged to run the London Marathon in aid of the Rosie May Foundation, a charity the company has supported for a number of years, as well as its ongoing involvement in Derby’s annual Christmas Cheer project.

Invictus was given the award on behalf of social responsibility company CSR-A by Burton company Payaro, which is a newly established ethical supplier of electronic payment systems.

The award coincides with a commitment for both companies to work together, with Invictus invited to supply the technology needed to connect Payaro’s point-of-sale machines to the internet.

It means that Invictus will be part of Payaro’s movement, which plans to use its payment systems to do good into the community, including donating a percentage of every financial transaction that goes through a Payaro machine to the Buddy Bag Foundation, which is a Midlands-based charity that helps young children who are in emergency accommodation after fleeing domestic violence.

Payaro also wants to use its technology to create town centre loyalty schemes, where customers can earn points by buying goods or services at one business and then cash them in at a neighbouring outlet.

Jonny said:

“We have always done our bit to raise money for good causes and help in the community when we can, so it is very rewarding to have had that commitment formally recognised.

“We are particularly excited to be a part of Payaro’s ethical approach to business, because they allow us to continue our approach of forming collaborations with local companies and will put our products and services to good use by using them to raise money for charity or help communities get back on their feet following the coronavirus lockdown.”

Daniel Dunne, owner of Payaro, said:

“We are still getting ourselves established, but we realised early on that we wanted to work with Jonny and the Invictus Group because they combine their business activities with a commitment to helping others in the community.

“CSR is really important to us, because by encouraging companies to be more aware of the impact of their business on the rest of society, they will contribute to sustainable development by delivering economic, social and environmental benefits for all stakeholders. 

“This is particularly important as we rebuild the economy and our communities, while they will also appeal to customers who are increasingly seeking reassurance that the brands they choose to buy from share the same values and concerns that they do.”

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