Business Connectors are talented individuals from business who are seconded to BITC to work in communities of greatest need. Their companies fully fund their secondment and while they are part of the programme they are BITC employees.
By making connections between voluntary organisations and the businesses operating locally to them, Business Connectors have a huge impact on the communities they work within.
The newest set of recruits includes the first Connectors to be seconded by retailer Argos and business law firm DWP, as well as the first secondee to a community in Scotland. The new Connectors are (L-R in picture above):
Sonia Wood – Newcastle East, seconded from Greggs
Rob Walker – Birmingham Ladywood, seconded from Lloyds Banking Group
Anne Wilson – Southampton, seconded from Waitrose
Sonya Arcos – Torquay, seconded from Royal Mail
Mark Bridges - Mansfield, seconded from Lloyds Banking Group
Karen Willis – Stevenage, seconded from Lloyds Banking Group
Sonia Randall – Blyth, seconded from Greggs
Grant Brighten – Peterborough, seconded from Argos
Simon Price – Liverpool Toxteth and Wavetree, seconded from DWF
Elaine Gorman – trialling the programme in Scotland, SW Edinburgh, seconded from Royal Mail
Dave Willis – Tottenham, seconded from Argos
Find out more about the Business Connector programme on the website, or contact Ruth Wheatley (firstname.lastname@example.org) if your company is interested in seconding a Connector.