Blog & Opinion

by jessica.rose_1 22 March 2017 - 5:25pm

Jessica Rose, Campaign Manager for BITC’s Employment for Excluded Groups Team, looks into why leaders in the Facilities Management sector have become Ban the Box employers.

“I’m clear. There’s a real commercial advantage to our work with ex-offenders.” says Scott Hill, Human Resources...

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Sam Di Talamo, Communications Manager @ BITC
by Samantha Di Talamo 21 March 2017 - 7:41am

Sam Di Talamo, Communications Manager for BITC’s Employment for Excluded Groups Team, explains why veterans are one source of talent that businesses can't afford to miss out on.

Britain is in the grip of a skills crisis, with staff shortages across a variety of sectors from healthcare to...

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by David Hoare 8 March 2017 - 8:00am

Speaking in the week that Finance Wales hosted the judging day for the Wales Responsible Business Awards 2017, Giles Thorley (Chief Executive, Finance Wales) reflects on the importance of responsible business.

Finance Wales is proud to be a Member of Business in the Community Cymru. Our...

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by nora.koksal 6 March 2017 - 12:05pm

Today marks the start of National Apprenticeship Week; a time for us to highlight the value of apprenticeships for businesses as well as their positive impact on society. Despite the Apprenticeship Levy coming into effect next month,...

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Dudley Soup
by James Martin 15 February 2017 - 11:19am

Andy Mullaney, Dudley's first Business Connector, writes about how working with an ‘innovative’ team at Dudley CVS was key to his role in creating new cross-sector partnerships during his year-long secondment to Business in the Community. 

Starting as Business Connector for Dudley in the...

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by Jane Wood 8 February 2017 - 9:12am

Jane Wood, Managing Director of Business in the Community Scotland, writes on the impact that players of People’s Postcode Lottery make to lives - including through Business in the Community

We value sharing our stories at Business in the Community Scotland and I always like to hear from...

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by Charlotte West 30 January 2017 - 2:23pm

The latest news, research and buzz on purpose-driven brands and customer trust from Business in the Community's Marketplace team.

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by Alasdair Marks 24 January 2017 - 5:10pm

BITC Corporate Adviser Alasdair Marks explains what we’ve learned so far from helping businesses develop their responsible business strategy.

Us responsible business professionals are a selfless breed. We strive for that glorious day when responsible business principles will be truly...

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by Saker Nusseibeh 19 January 2017 - 10:53am

Saker Nusseibeh, CEO of Hermes Investment Management, and member of the UK National Advisory Board on Impact Investing explains why the Board is calling for UK pension funds and employers to make social pension products an everyday feature of the country’s investment landscape.

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The Global Goals
by Sue Adkins 18 January 2017 - 11:15am

As the Business Sustainable Development Commission launches its report Better Business, Better World at the World Economic Forum in Davos, marking the first anniversary of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Sue Adkins, International Director at BITC looks at how businesses are...

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by David Hoare 9 January 2017 - 9:15am

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....

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by Jane Wood 5 January 2017 - 9:58am

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...

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 Mark Wakefield, Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs Manager, IBM UK
by Mark Wakefield 9 December 2016 - 11:41am

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

by Charlotte Gibb 1 December 2016 - 11:59am

 

Before Ready for Work, Kirsty hit a low point in her life when she was arrested and received a criminal conviction. However, she was surprised to find this was the wakeup call she needed.

"I was a child of the 80s and as a teenager the music scene grabbed my attention. At that...

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12 days of social enterprises
by Ann Kelly 29 November 2016 - 4:21pm

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....

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by David Hoare 23 November 2016 - 12:00pm

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...

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by David Hoare 17 November 2016 - 11:42am

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 ...

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by David Hoare 14 November 2016 - 8:30am

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...

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The IHG Foundation team at the Haiyan Memorial in Tacloban
by Kate Gibson and George Turner 8 November 2016 - 9:56am

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...

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Flooding in Cumbria, December 2015
by Isobel McCallum 26 October 2016 - 12:37pm

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.

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