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Our Business Heart

The Commercial Services Group is, by its very nature, a social values organisation. Everything we do has an impact on our environment and the communities we serve.

Being wholly owned by Kent County Council means that the money we make is returned back to the public sector for re-investment into front-line services. This in turn helps to support the people of Kent who are most in need.

Our innovative joint venture and partnership models also allow us to participate in the generation of further dividends to other communities across the UK, such as Hampshire.

Some of the facts and figures of the social value impact of our work can be found on our Careers pages.

For the team at Commercial Services Group, social value is the reason we come to work, but for us it goes much further. The team are extremely supportive of our charity work and the coaching and mentoring programmes we undertake, to develop the skills and knowledge of those most in need.

In 2018-19 the team at Commercial Services Group gave up their time to support a number of local and national charities, raising just under £5,000 to benefit others. 

We are extremely proud of the work we do, and whether you are prospective customer, employee or partner, you can engage with the Commercial Services Group with the knowledge that the work we do has social value, the environment and community service at it’s core.


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Our Group Vision

The Commercial Services Group’s vision is to become the recognised global leader in education and public sector procurement services. 

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Our Values

Support our vision, shape our culture and reflect the Group's philosophy.

Everyone is valued 

  • We look out for each other
  • We enjoy doing a good job together
  • Everyone is valued

Make a difference

  • We do the right thing on a difficult day
  • We are building on our legacy for success
  • We are making a difference for tomorrow

Give our best

  • We are empowered and have the autonomy to give our best every day
  • We are accountable for what we do
  • We are comfortable with openness and challenge in pursuit of improvement

Freedom to thrive

  • Our creative and adaptive thinking allows us to lead the way
  • We are curious and passionate
  • We have freedom to thrive
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Our values

Corporate Social Responsibility

We believe in taking responsibility for everything we do and how we do it.  All the Group’s activities are delivered in a way that achieves value for money on a whole-life basis in terms of generating benefits to society and local employment, whilst minimising the impact on the environment.

Health and Safety Culture

At Commercial Services Group we recognise that an exceptional health and safety culture can only be built with clear leadership and effective communication. The CEO and Executive, supported by the dedicated Corporate Health and Safety Advisory Team ensure that health and safety is communicated across the Group through management level meetings, employee consultation, steering groups, site visits and structured training. This strategic approach ensures continual growth and improvement through a robust and comprehensive internal and external audit programme providing the highest level of assurance to all of our interested parties.

Supporting Charities

We support a number of charities that are close to our hearts.  Our most prominent are:


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