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Accreditations, Pledges & Frameworks


  • Social Enterprise Gold Mark: GC has secured this prestigious accolade based on rigorous external assessment to show our clients that we implement best practice in governance, stakeholder engagement, business ethics, financial transparency and social impact.

  • Cyber Essentials – ekosgen, Winning Moves and GC are all individually accredited by Cyber Essentials. GC has the elevated Cyber Essentials PLUS certification that demonstrates our commitment to protecting personal information and being ready to deal with common security threats including malware infections, social engineering attacks and hacking.

  • Real Living Wage – GC and ekosgen are recognised as Real Living Wage employers which ensures our staff are paid levels are aligned to the cost of living and go beyond the government legal minimum. Winning Moves works to the Real Living Wage principles.

  • Disability Confident: GC has Level 3 Leader accreditation which demonstrates our commitment to recruiting and retaining people living with disability and limiting health conditions.

  • Investors in People: GC has Gold status and ekosgen Silver and demonstrates our commitment to make work better for our staff and to support their development and well-being.

  • ISO 20252 – Winning Moves is registered to ISO20252:2019, the internationally recognised standard for Market, Opinion and Social Research, including insights and data analytics.

  • ISO 9001: GC has the world’s most recognised quality management system standard that demonstrates our commitment to implementing clear, repeatable processes to maintain a quality service for their customers every time.

  • ISO 27001: GC meets the internationally recognised standard for Information Security Management System which is the only auditable standard that deals with the overall management of information security.

  • ISO 14001: GC can demonstrate it meets internationally agreed standards for environmental management and is committed to improving our environmental performance through more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste, gaining a competitive advantage and the trust of stakeholders.

Policies & Pledges

The Growth Company group is committed to positive employment, procurement and operational practices to boost our positive impact and minimise harm:

  • UN’s Race to Net Zero: We support the UN’s Race to Net Zero through Business Declares. We aim to continue reducing our emissions and impact on biodiversity year-on-year, off-setting the remaining carbon through a recognised carbon off-setting scheme, to the point of becoming Net Zero by 2035.

  • Equality Diversity & Inclusion Pledge: We recognise that we need to have a workforce that is representative of the communities we work with and have pledged to deepen our commitment to diversity and inclusion, and tackled inequality where we can make a difference.

  • Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement: We have strong and clear polices in place to help tackle slavery and human trafficking in our supply chain or in any part of our business.

  • Sustainability Policy: We have a framework in place to realise to create a sustainable society by protecting and where possible enhancing our social, environmental and economic impacts, preventing pollution, reducing social inequality and driving sustainable economic development as part of a transition to a low carbon future.

  • Social Value Policy: We are a values-based organisation whose purpose is to deliver create a better quality of life through new skills, investment and opportunity. Our staff promote, influence, train, explore and advise to deliver maximum benefit for the communities in which we work.

  • Gender Pay: We understand the benefits of having a diverse workforce and are committed to addressing gender equality and supporting women in the workplace.


  • British Council 2022 Global Evaluation Framework

  • Crown Commercial Services Research and Insights Marketplace 2022

  • Energy System Catapult Consumer Insights DPS

  • Office of Government Procurement (Ireland) Market Research and Surveys Consultancy Services for Public Sector Bodies

  • Environment Protection Agency (Ireland) Multi-Party Framework Agreement for Provision of Behavioural Science Expertise to the EPA

  • Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) Evaluation Call Off Contract

  • Warwickshire County Council Dynamic Purchasing System for the provision of Business Support Service

  • SEAI (Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland) The Provision of Expert Services in Support of SEAIs Research and policy Insights Directorate