At IceStar Media we are passionate about “giving back” by helping to support local causes and initiatives as part of our on-going commitment to running a socially responsible company within our community and beyond.
Not long after IceStar Media was first formed in 2002 we volunteered our time and services to manage and update a series of websites for a global female inventors and innovators network until they secured the funding they had applied for. We also managed the stand and represented the network at an invention show in London for 3 days in support of women inventors and innovators worldwide.
Since 2007 we have continued to support Shine Charity (formerly known as the Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus - ASBAH), a community of 75,000 individuals, families, friends, and professionals, sharing achievements, challenges and information on living with hydrocephalus, and/or spina bifida, and related issues.
In 2010 we worked alongside teams from the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce, GlaxoSmithKline, the Highways Agency, and Hertfordshire County Council on a sustainable travel website. The site is committed to making journeys to Gunnels Wood in Stevenage as easy and hassle free as possible. It provides visitors with everything they need to know about changing how they travel to work to make it cheaper, healthier and less stressful, as well as less polluting for the environment. The site offers members benefits such as discounted rail travel, bikes, etc. We volunteered our time to work on this project by building the first phase of the website that was launched in 2010 and attending steering groups to discuss the future direction and vision of the initiative. We are still acting members on the steering group.
We frequently volunteer our time or offer reduced rates to a London-based social enterprise that encourages, motivates and inspires black boys and young black men to realise their potential and make viable transitions into adult life.
In 2015 we set-up, managed and supported a community crowd funding campaign driven by social media to raise over £5400.00 in 30 days for a local cause.
We love taking the time to offer business advice to people who have shown an interest in starting a company, particularly young students who have approached us for information about career paths and self-employment opportunities.