Our Unifying Culture
Friendly, respectful, supportive and client-focused, we’re a thriving business that remains firmly anchored in our core purpose. Our Unifying Culture encourages us to be ourselves, to be inspired, challenged, collaborative and ultimately successful, no matter how uncertain times may be. Our firm is distinctive and we want to preserve and build on the strengths of our culture and the characteristics that make us both successful and different. We look for people from all kinds of backgrounds who share these same qualities.
Here, ‘Be Yourself’ is a positive mindset we encourage. Success is a character-led thing. It's about personalities and opinions. It's about powerful relationship building, feeling included and sharing perspectives with respected colleagues all over the world.
We have a number of network groups run by our people who celebrate being yourself, including PRIDE (LGBTQ+ network), BDO Inspire (Gender balance network), CEDAR (Celebrating Ethnic Diversity and Races network).
Five Ways of Wellbeing
Our lives, both inside and outside of work can be hectic, exhilarating, challenging, relaxing, fun, overwhelming and often a lot of things all at once. Wellbeing at BDO includes physical, mental and financial health, and our priorities and focus each year are informed by what our people tell us is most important to them.
BDO is proud to be a member of the City Mental Health Alliance (CMHA) UK. The CMHA is an alliance of businesses that are working together, in collaboration with mental health experts and industry partners, to achieve its vision that every workplace will protect, support and create positive mental health for their people.
Are you ready for more?
Working at BDO is more than just an experience. It is an opportunity to be yourself and feel supported to succeed. Find out more about life at BDO.
We all make a difference in our day jobs at BDO, by helping each other and our clients, but we also want to use our talent and energy to help our wider society. We give our people ten citizenship days a year to make a positive impact in communities and causes that can benefit from their skills, time and passion.
Our generous 5+5 framework encourages our people to share their skills and take action in the community. Under this scheme, each colleague is given five ‘action days’ to fundraise or volunteer for a cause of their choice, and five ‘strategic days’ to use their professional skillsets to make a bigger difference, perhaps as a trustee of a charity, or by going into schools to help with interview preparation or CV writing.
Culture Report 2023
Our Culture and Impact Report puts our strategy and your stories in one place, containing dozens of stories and testimonies from many of us across the firm, showcasing what your #LifeAtBDO is like. Anchored in our Core Purpose, this year’s report is once again split into the following three main sections:
- Helping One Another to Succeed
- Helping the Business World Succeed
- Helping Society Succeed