As a team, Advanced Boardroom Excellence are committed to undertaking activities which support the wider society. This consists of our direct corporate sponsorship for charitable activities and in addition the use of our time and expertise to support Charitable, Civil Society and Voluntary activities.
Helen Pitcher is passionate about supporting children who are less advantaged and through KidsOut, founded in 1999, helps thousands of children every year across the country who may have escaped domestic violence or come from difficult backgrounds; they may have been excluded from school, have a life-limiting disability or be socially or rurally isolated.
Whatever the disadvantage, KidsOut aims to bring fun and happiness into their lives through innovative projects.
White Ensign Association
The White Ensign Association is a charity that provides personal help and advice for all serving and former members of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, their Reserves and Families. We provide pro-bono advice and guidance to individual directed to us by the White Ensign Association.
Supporting Civil Society
Queen's Counsel Selection Panel
Our Chairman Helen Pitcher is also Chairman of the The Queen's Counsel Selection Panel.
Helen is both a member and Chairman of this independent and self-funding body responsible for awarding appointments as a Queen's Counsel (QC) within England and Wales.
Employment Appeal Tribunal
Helen Pitcher is a Lay Member of the Employment Appeal Tribunal for England and Wales.
Special Appeals Panel
Helen is also a member of the Special Appeals Panel for returning Armed Forces veterans.
International Women’s Forum UK
Our Chairman Helen has recently been appointed to the Board of the International Women’s Forum (IWF) UK, a network for outstanding women of diverse achievements and interests.
IWF UK provides the opportunity for women leaders to meet their peers through special events, seminars, and other opportunities for exchanging ideas and experiences. IWF UK seeks to open doors, raise awareness of important issues and create role models for the leaders of the future.
Business for Britain
Helen sponsors the Business for Britain (BfB) newsletter. Business for Britain is a campaign run by business, for business, and funded through the donations of its business supporters.
The objective of the BfB is to campaign for a better deal for Britain in the EU. This is summarised in a statement that over 500 business leaders signed when the campaign launched in April 2013:
"As business leaders and entrepreneurs responsible for millions of British jobs, we believe that the Government is right to seek a new deal for the EU and for the UK’s role in Europe. We believe that, far from being a threat to our economic interests, a flexible, competitive Europe, with more powers devolved from Brussels, is essential for growth, jobs and access to markets. We therefore urge all political parties to join in committing themselves to a national drive to renegotiate the terms of Britain’s membership of the EU."
Advanced Boardroom Excellence supports the Employers Initiative on Domestic Abuse (EIDA). Launched in 2016 the EIDA is a network of 120 UK employers that have signed up to work together to develop best practice.