Enterprise news and blog

8 March 2017 - 1:03pm

Despite the fact that social enterprises generate more than £24 billion annually for the UK economy and employ nearly 1 million people, creating social and environmental benefits for us all, they...

Senior business leaders go on a Seeing is Believing visit on Tuesday 7 March in Leeds to learn more about the value of social enterprises. Led by Charlotte Cool, the Vice President of Corporate Affairs at ASDA, attendees learnt the importance of working in collaboration with social enterprises to ensure a thriving, inclusive society. Read more.
iDT Labs working out in the field
1 August 2016 - 11:56am

iDT labs leverages technology to build and scale solutions to social issues in Sierra Leone. The company was co-founded by Salton Massally in 2013 when he was just 23, with a mission is to...

Enterprise
18 July 2016 - 9:14am

One of the most powerful ways for business to make an impact...

Business in the Community's programme to revitalise high streets today announces the final 33 high streets to successfully apply, bringing the total to 100. Read more.
Holyrood Building - by Dun Deagh, licenced under Creative Commons 2.0 BY SA, crop added
4 May 2016 - 1:43pm

In the last year, Business in the Community Scotland has seen positive attempts in Scotland to drive businesses towards embracing the responsible business agenda through government initiatives...

With the 2016 Holyrood elections taking place on 5 May, Business in the Community Scotland has released a Responsible Business Scorecard, which highlights how the policies of each of the five main Scottish political parties will drive forward responsible business. Read more.
A montage of UK high streets
21 April 2016 - 2:18pm

The Healthy High Street programme was created with the aim of transforming 100 towns in need. The programme is currently active in 67 towns and high streets across the UK, and is now open for...

It's the last chance for businesses and organisations working to help revitalise their high streets to apply to join Business in the Community's Healthy High Streets programme of business support and expertise. Read more.
21 April 2016 - 1:59pm

We are a country full of exciting and innovative businesses...

The Queen's Award for Enterprise has been awarded to 243 companies, including Responsible Small Business of the Year Winner 2015 Matrix APA, recognising their contribution to international trade, innovation and sustainable development. Read more.
Buy Social logo
20 April 2016 - 4:14pm

Business in the Community and the Cabinet Office are supporting Social Enterprise UK in leading the Buy Social Corporate Challenge, launched earlier this week at 11 Downing Street by Rob Wilson,...

Big businesses commit to a challenge set by Social Enterprise UK to spend £1billion with social enterprises by 2020. Read more.
Tina Varns, Manager, Community, Sustainability and Responsible Sourcing, Waitrose
9 March 2016 - 2:12pm

Tina Varns, Manager, Community, Sustainability and Responsible Sourcing, Waitrose, explains why her company has been giving community groups and businesses a space to come together, and...

David Farmer Business Connector
25 February 2016 - 6:03pm

After 40 years of service at Halifax, branch manager David Farmer became Southampton's second Business Connector in January 2015. To mark the end of his year-long secondment from Lloyds...

RBS logo
18 February 2016 - 10:39am

The Entrepreneurial Centre – previously the bank’s ‘executive wing’ – will host Entrepreneurial Spark’s business accelerator hub, or ‘Hatchery’ as well as house over 10 business support...

Business in the Community member RBS has opened a new Entrepreneurial Centre at its global Headquarters in Edinburgh. The Centre, that opened its doors last week, is a partnership between RBS and Entrepreneurial Spark - a successful start-up business accelerator programme. Read more.

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