Dodds & Shute resolve to instigate real change in the design sector.
We passionately believe we can lay the framework for industry-wide responsible practice, by applying transparent and ethical processes to all that we do, and by challenging others to follow suit.
With an unwavering commitment to sustainable sourcing and advocating positive social enterprise, we always seek to elevate and promote those whose values align with ours.
We have conﬁdence that our unrivalled expertise and knowledge of the industry can provide an integral resource for interior designers and architects as we collaborate with them through consultancy and sourcing for projects from conception to completion.
Dodds & Shute was founded in 2015, to celebrate our love of design. We are a rapidly evolving company, with exciting prospects. Our team is formed of talented and ambitious individuals, who share in a passionate ethos to be a force for good within our industry.
We unite our individual contributions in providing an innovative resource for interior designers, architects and local fabricators.
Collectively we have an unrivalled up-to-date knowledge of the design sector. Striving to deliver creative solutions with integrity and honesty is at the heart of our practice.
Our team thrives on being part of a growing and progressive company. We will always welcome opportunities that bring new challenges and methods to the table that will promote the voice of those within our team and those who share our principles.
Strong relationships are cultivated with our suppliers and clients based on mutual trust, reliability and respect.
Dodds & Shute is founded on the desire to make a positive impact. We are focused on our responsibility to work in both a socially and environmentally sustainable way. Our drive is rooted in an optimism that the design sector can evolve into a transparent and responsible force of change.
Our success is owed to hard work and integrity. We take pride in being a sincere and honourable company, and will remain truthful with our vision, goals and operation.
We want our platform to remain a steadfast voice challenging the current standards of the industry. It is essential that we continually reﬂect on the procedures we adhere to, looking to create better practices in order to deﬁne the new norm.
Our team are eager to impart information openly and proactively, so they can conﬁdently build strong working relationships. We understand our accountability and service is the foundation for satisﬁed clients, and we will do all we can to preserve and enhance this.
Dodds & Shute values good, honest design above all else. We always endeavour to keep ahead of the curve, to sustain our unparalleled knowledge of the intricacies of our ﬁeld. We believe in the value we provide as an intermediary, always searching to expand our scope to constitute the latest products, materials and designers, to broadcast new innovative ideas to the market.
As a privately-owned ﬁrm we are earnest in our obligation to ethically self-regulate. We are committed to be a force for good. Business should be mobilised as a tool for tackling society’s greatest challenges, and it is our moral imperative to do all we can to ensure our practices align with our values.
We encourage employees to take up to 8 working days of paid leave for charity work and volunteering.
Each year we will donate a minimum of 0.5% of annual proﬁt to charities that are important to the team. These currently are:
- Cancer Research
- Air Ambulance
- Dementia UK
- Motor Neurone Disease
- Blood Cancer Charity
- JDRF, Type 1 Diabetes Charity
- Pregnancy Sickness Support
- Paroxysmal Nocturnal Haemoglobinuria research
- Aplastic Anaemia Trust
We hope for Dodds & Shute to one day become a certiﬁed B Corp. We admire the global league of companies credited with Certiﬁed B Corp status, following a rigorous assessment of their impact, on employees, clients, community and the environment. This is a promising movement that is accelerating a global culture shift to redeﬁne success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.
Anti-corruption And Modern Slavery
All members of our team are required to avoid activity that may breach our policies related to Competition Law, Anti-Bribery and Gifts and Hospitality. The Modern Slavery Act 2015 encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. We are committed to acting with transparency and have implemented ethical policies to safeguard against modern slavery taking place within our business or supply chain.