On International Human Rights Day, Mark Wakefield, Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs Manager, IBM UK explains how the company has been helping to prevent human trafficking through its support of Stop the Traffik.Stop the Traffik has launched the... Read more
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A parliamentary reception, local MPs, pupils, a teacher and BITC Cymru’s own LifeSkills Coordinator Natalie Roberts. A perfect Christmas present for everyone involved in LifeSkills in Wales.
It’s not every day that I am invited to attend a parliamentary reception in the House of Commons....Read more
One year since the merger with Business in the Community, BITC Scotland MD Jane Wood reflects on 2016 and looks ahead with optimism to the next 12 months.
It’s almost a year since I blogged about the formal merger with our sister organisation Business in the Community. And what a year it...Read more
Finding work with a criminal conviction can seem impossible, and can lead to a vicious cycle of unemployment and homelessness. Almost 1 in 4 Ready for Work participants have an unspent criminal conviction, and 40% of those who complete their placements go on to gain employment. Alison is one of...Read more
This Christmas, spread the seasonal cheer even further by picking gifts made by social enterprises – companies with a social or environmental purpose at their heart. Buying social helps these enterprises create jobs and opportunities that support the most disadvantaged in society....Read more
Following a recent rebrand and expansion of the company, Michael Dent (Managing Director, Inprova Energy) reflects on the importance of trust, values and brand to the success of a business.
The struggles of high growth firms in making a smooth transition from small to mid-size and beyond...Read more
Nigel Winnan (Connections Manager at Wales & West Utilities – one of the sponsors of Wales Action Week) considers the role utility companies can play in the everyday lives of customers.
With this year’s focus for ...Read more
At the start of Wales Action Week, Paul Davies (Chief Executive, Trivallis) considers the role business can play in preventing homelessness in Wales.
Trivallis provides homes and services to thousands of families in Rhondda Cynon Taff. As we work in partnership with Rhondda Cynon Taf...Read more
Following the devastating impact of Typhoon Haiyan on the Central Philippines in November 2013, CARE International UK were on the ground leading urgent relief efforts to help local people with emergency supplies, and support to repair and rebuild homes. Since 2011, IHG have partnered with CARE...Read more
Cockermouth has experienced three major floods in one decade. Toy Shop owner, Jonty Chippendale was unfortunate to suffer from two of them, in both 2009 and 2015/16. He explained what measures he took to prepare his business to be back trading almost as soon as the flood waters recede.... Read more
Sandy Macdonald, Head of Sustainability, Standard Life gives his expert viewpoint on how companies need to act if they want customers to trust their brands. Follow Sandy on Twitter - @sl_sandymac
As someone who’s come into sustainability from a marketing background, and who is working in...Read more
Last month, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) launched its strategy to solve UK poverty – the product of several years’ worth of research into the complex and underlying factors causing poverty in the UK.
In the second of two responses from the business community, Sadie Lofthouse,...Read more
As Carbon Clear launches its sixth report on the sustainability reporting performance of the FTSE 100, its CEO Mark Chadwick discusses the four key traits that the top performing businesses share.2016 Rankings
For the third year in a row BT Group ranks first place. Marks and...Read more
With the announcement at the end of the last school term that over 60 Business Class partnerships in Wales have been established, nine involving Lloyds Banking Group, Richard Breeze, Relationship Manager, takes a moment to reflect on the lessons he's learning from schools in Wales.
Grace Mehanna, Director Talent and Skills, Business in the Community, and Chris Jones, CEO, The City & Guilds Group explain why businesses across England must take action to secure their future workforces.Help create the Future Proof blueprint for your area
On 13 October, Business...Read more
BITC Scotland Programme Manager Vivian Maeda explains why quality work experience is so crucial in developing the future workforce, and how the Food for Thought programme is helping with this.
Quality work experience is one of many initiatives from Food for Thought. If you'd...Read more
As the summer holidays end and businesses gear up for their autumn recruitment plans there is plenty of uncertainty about what the low unemployment rate and Brexit will mean for recruitment and retention of talent. BITC’s Employment Director, Cath Sermon, takes a look at the key trends in...Read more
Hannah Rowley, Marketplace Co-ordinator at BITC, is part of a team, currently working on a Purpose Toolkit to provide practical support for companies on the emerging agenda of corporate and brand purpose. Here she take a look at some of the key areas bigger businesses should focus on to make...Read more
As part of World Water Week 2016, we convened two of Business in the Community's Water-focussed programmes and campaigns for a Twitter chat on using water as a tool for sustainable growth.
Using #WorldWaterWeek and ...Read more