We caught up with Shankar Narayanan, Country Head, UK & Ireland, Tata Consultancy Services to hear about the organisations partnership with the British Council to develop digital skills for young people in the UK.Can you explain the issues around digital skills gaps facing the UK that... Read more
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As the National Living Wage comes into effect, Faye Goldman, Campaign Manager, Work Inclusion, draws on some of the expertise she recently shared with the Work and Pensions Select Committee to sum up what recent changes to welfare might mean to both low paid workers and their employers.
As legislation is being considered, and in the run up to a Conflict Minerals Roundtable event taking place during Responsible Business Week, Jessica Runicles of BITC's Advisory Team explores how tackling this issue now can help businesses respond to consumer pressure and win new markets.... Read more
James Lyon, Employee Volunteering Manager, Greater Manchester takes a look at how businesses can support schools in North West England to find innovative ways of tackling surface water drainage, and make long term savings in the process.
A wet weekend is nothing to write home about, but...Read more
Mike Clifton and Farhana Kauser joined Business in the Community in 2015 to manage the Ready for Work programme in Leeds and Bradford respectively. With one or two programmes under their belt now, Sam Di Talamo, Communications Manager at BITC, catches up with the pair to discuss the highs and...Read more
As we build up to Responsible Business Week 2016, we caught up with 3M and found out why last year's RBWeek event was unquantifiably successful, just how 3M like it.
Looking back on our involvement in Responsible Business Week (RBW) in 2015, we can’t quantify the benefit to 3M...Read more
Raksha Pattni, Area Director West, Business in the Community, reflects on the challenges facing young people in the south west and how business is beginning to provide solutions in the region.
Although schools Bristol have improved significantly in the past ten years and now...Read more
The Chancellor delivered his eighth budget yesterday; one to provide “long term solutions to long term problems, “placing the next generation first.” But, even as we look to the future, it is clear that we are still living in challenging economic times. UK GDP growth has been revised down as...Read more
This National Apprenticeship Week, Grace Mehanna, Campaign Director of BITC's Talent & Skills team, reflects on the potential value of the government's new Apprentice Levy.
From next year all businesses with a wage bill of over £3 million in the UK will have to pay a 0.5% levy to fund...Read more
This National Apprenticeship Week we caught up with two apprentices from BITC member company Accenture to get their insights on how apprenticeships has offered them an alternative to mainstream education and employment.Shaun Clark – Software Developer New Associate
What were you... Read more
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 how yours can too.
Last May sixty Waitrose branches hosted Community Conversations, cross sector...Read more
This International Womens Day, Priscila Costa, Youth Career Initiative's Regional Coordinator for Latin America, gave us an insight into the challenges that women across the continent face and how YCI has empowered some of them through finding stable employment.
When I was invited to...Read more
In the last few weeks you may have heard about Tropical Cyclone Winston that struck Fiji, and the Taiwan Earthquake. But what about floods in Tanzania and Paraguay, an outbreak of Yellow Fever in Angola, and an earthquake in Tajikistan?Take part in our survey
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In the latest of our series of check-ins with Business Connectors across the country we speak to Carol Boston, the third Business Connector for Cambridge. Carol was seconded to Business in the Community from Lloyds Banking Group in summer 2015.Tell us a bit about your background.
As Scottish Apprenticeship week kicks off, Jane Wood, Managing Director, Business in the Community Scotland takes a look at some of the key differences between apprenticeship policies and practice north and south of the border.
Because skills policy in the UK is devolved to a national...Read more
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 Banking Group, David speaks about his work - which included helping to deliver a digital presence for multiple...Read more
Lisa Cunningham, Director of Community Investment and Business Connectors, explores some of the ways she's learned from the Business Connector programme that small and medium-sized enterprises can get to grips with...Read more
Sodexo UK and Ireland's Exec Chef Tom Allen, and Head of Dietetics, Wan Mak, explain how the facilies management company's Green & Lean project is making meals more sustainable - but just as tasty.... Read more
Dr Cynthia Fry, Business Engagement in Early Years programme coordinator, Business in the Community Scotland, gives her advice for businesses and educational institutions on how to create sustainable relationships.
The Business Engagement in Early Years Toolkit will be published... Read more