Our portfolio companies are people businesses and in aggregate have over 280,000 employees across numerous sectors in thousands of worldwide locations. We want our portfolio companies to be great places to work, enabling them to deliver success through the people they employ. We therefore monitor and encourage companies to create engaging learning and development opportunities and safe, diverse and inclusive workplaces. Our portfolio companies have been recognised for creating award-winning career development programmes and providing mental, physical and financial wellbeing support.

As a firm, we are also partnering with various industry initiatives to encourage greater awareness and uptake of diversity and inclusion within the financial sector. We are founding members of Level 20 and Out Investors and have become a 10,000 Black Interns’ participating firm. To support this activity, we have a Diversity and Inclusion policy which outlines our commitment to providing equal opportunity for all our people through the creation of an inclusive environment.

TDR is also a corporate partner for the London Futures Disability Employability Programme, which is focused on providing specialised mentoring for young Londoners with a learning disability who are facing social isolation and loneliness.

Our partnerships

ASDA £1 Meals

In 2022 during the run-up to the school summer holidays, ASDA launched a new Kids Eat for £1 initiative to help parents cope with the cost of living crisis over this period.

As part of the initiative, children under 16 were able to buy a hot or cold meal for just £1 in Asda cafes across the country. The offer was made available seven days a week with no minimum adult spend required. This has helped to ensure that those children that normally rely on a school meal were not left without over the school holidays. Although only initially meant for the Summer, due to the success and impact of the programme ASDA has continued to roll out this programme in subsequent school holiday periods since. The company has served over 1.6 million kids’ meals just for £1 (as at May 2023).

We aim to help customers, colleagues and communities to enjoy better lives, by removing the barriers to opportunity, health and wellbeing. We know that families can find the school holidays tough, and our customers told us that this year more than ever, they were concerned about holiday hunger. With that in mind, we were so pleased to be able to offer children’s meals for just £1 and ease their burden.

Jacki Simpson Vice President of Reputation, ASDA