By providing a quality-driven recruitment service supported by more than 20 years of experience we are able to support our clients CSR aspirations.

Founded by long-time recruitment professional Kate Evans in response to the current climate change crisis, Graduate Planet CIC reinvests 100% of profit generated through the recruitment process into local environmental initiatives that protect and nurture the environment.

Graduate Planet celebrated its first placement by planting an oak tree in Birmingham to symbolise strength and longevity for both the business and the environment, the business was invited onto the PwC Entrepreneur Programme within 6 months of trading and in December 2017 went on to create a honey bee wood with the help of 85 corporate volunteers from JLR, NFU, Midcounties Cooperative and Calor. 

In early 2018 GP was awarded the 'Woman Who Achieves' Best New Business Award and became the FSB Most Ethical Business and SME Best New Business 2018 finalist and was invited to House of Commons Social Enterprise UK 'Buy Corporate Challenge'.

From there, we have gone on to work with some of the UK's most innovative businesses , our journey has been a very exciting and interesting one, we are now working in collaboration with 8 wonderful charity partners to deliver the Stratford School Sustainability Programme which will educate local children in environmental sustainability through engaging educational workshops in the natural environment.

 

As a certified Social Enterprise we hope that this business model will encourage other companies to take up their role within social and environmental responsibility. We believe that together, through effective supply chain partnerships, we can create a more sustainable future for all.

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Kate Evans

Kate is the Founder of Graduate Planet CIC with 25 years of experience in recruitmentc supporting a broad range of SME’s and international businesses. Kate is passionate about creating long term environmental sustainability and equipping the next generation with the information they need to reduce climate change.

Tony McNally

Tony is the MD of Climate Change Solutions Ltd. He jointly organised the first Midlands Environmental Business Conference NEC, from which it was established and continues to date as the MEBC (Club). He was involved in organising the Pledge to the Planet and Tree of Life campaign, with John Talbot, David Middleton Jonathon Porritt, leading to and featuring in the UN Earth Summit Rio 1992. He also participated in Coventry and Warwickshire Savers as a local Agenda 21 NGO.

 

Simon Gee

Simon is a procurement leadership professional with over 25 years of experience and a proven track record of delivering transformational change including creating new procurement functions, merging procurement operations and step change improvements in the performance of existing procurement departments.  Simon has held senior procurement leadership roles in the automotive, food, pharmaceutical, healthcare and utility industries managing spends of up to two billion pounds per annum.  Simon is passionate about “getting the basics right” and supports the procurement operations of government and charitable organisations on a voluntary basis.         

 

Peter Wharton

Peter is the Director of Wharton, a natural infrastructure consultancy. He is a chartered arboriculturalist and consultant with over 15 years combined experience within the public and private sectors. In recent years Peter has moved from a technical day-to-day job to now managing a team of knowledgeable and successful young professionals. Previously, Peter has been the Vice-Chair, a Trustee and Director of the Arboricultural Association, Chair of the Associations Media and Communications Committee and currently sits on the Consultants Working Group and Midlands Branch Committee. Professional member of the Institute of Chartered Foresters and Registered Consultant, Fellow of the Arboricultural Association, Licensed user of Quantified Tree Risk Assessment, Lantra Professional Tree Inspection certificated