Business Stream’s Direct Debit campaign set to benefit several charities

28 October 2020 Reading time: 2 mins

Water retailer Business Stream is incentivising its customers to switch to hassle-free Direct Debit plans by donating money to different charities.

The initiative is the latest in the retailer’s ongoing commitment to its vision to make a positive difference to its people, its customers, the environment and local communities.

Initially being run as a pilot, the campaign is designed to encourage small and medium sized business customers to upgrade their payment method.

Business Stream will make the £1,500 donation on behalf of the first 150 customers who make the switch. The customers will choose where their £10 donation will go from the list of charities that Business Stream works with, which includes Macmillan Cancer Research, charity: water, Marine Conservation Society, Dementia Support and the Scottish Association for Mental Health.

In addition to helping good causes, the pilot will also directly benefit customers. Paying by Direct Debit is one of the safest and most convenient options available and by paying monthly it’s easier for customers to budget and manage their costs.

Jo Dow, Chief Executive at Business Stream, said: “We are proud to be making donations to charities on behalf of the first 150 customers who sign-up to this campaign. Through our vision to make a positive difference we are continually striving to find new ways to do the right thing by our people, our customers, the environment and local communities. This latest initiative enables us to streamline the payment experience for more customers at the same time as supporting our chosen charities”.  

Since launching its vision to make a positive difference in September 2019, Business Stream has introduced over 20 initiatives to support its ambitions. This has included running a primary school-based volunteering programme in partnership with Business in the Community; working with Career Ready to provide mentoring and work experience placements to senior school students; launching its water efficiency pledge; and introducing initiatives to improve employees’ wellbeing, including offering mental health first aid training to colleagues.