Thorncliffe announce full independent approval for its code

Thorncliffe | Your Shout are pleased to announce approval for their own code of conduct from the Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists (ORCL), an independent statutory office holder that receives funding via a sponsor government department.  From 1 July, only companies with an ORCL-approved code, either an individual code or one through a membership body, will be able to declare their code with ORCL.

Managing Director, Richard Patient, said “We thank the Registrar for approving our individual code on 14 April this year, and we are pleased to be leading our professional industry in ethical standards. Together with our Investors in People Gold award that we received earlier this year, we are proud of the work we do, the best practice we have and the very high standards that we achieve.”

To receive this approval, Thorncliffe adheres to an externally-enforced Code of Conduct, which protects and strengthens public confidence in what we do.  Our code has been freely available on our website since April. 

Key points within our code are:

  1. Conduct within the code is overseen by an Independent Adjudicator, who is a member of the Bar Council or Law Society.
  • Thorncliffe’s Code of Conduct is part of all colleague’s employment contracts and has been operating since 2005, albeit continually being revised.
  • We have our own register to monitor our communications with national politicians and the UK Government
  • Our triple-lock means colleagues have to adhere to the law, their council code (if they are also councillors) and the company code.

Thorncliffe | Your Shout are a leader in the UK political and community consultation industry.

The Social Values of the company reflect our belief that the development industry can make a difference to the world:

By tackling the housing emergency

We know young people, in particular want homes at a price they can afford.  By being at the forefront of the debate to tackle the barriers to building more homes, we can assist this. 

By championing Democracy and Public Service

We employ and interact with councillors and those who are active in their local community.  We can help by being a good employer to those who seek to do public service and helping elected representatives serve their communities better.

By opening up participation in communities

We are particularly keen to get YIMBYs involved in decision making about development, not just those who have a vested interest in seeking to curtail progressive development.  We can help by championing best practice participative community engagement and values assessments amongst private, public and third sector organisations.

Thorncliffe, 16 June 2020