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Bolton at Home: Winners of the Employment for Excluded Groups Award

The cycle of long-term unemployment is being broken by Bolton at Home’s employment programme. Tenants are helped into work and are then better able to pay their rents.

Published: July 2016
Categories: Tackling Unemployment
Investec: Winners of the 2016 Experian Building Stronger Communities Award in recognition of Sir John Peace

Beyond Business is a social enterprise incubation programme run by specialist bank and asset manager Investec in partnership with the Bromley by Bow Centre. The programme...

Published: July 2016
Categories: Social enterprise
JTI UK - The Power of Friendship - Highly Commended

Japan Tobacco International (JTI) is helping tackle loneliness amongst older people, by creating monthly face-to-face tea-party friendship groups for over 75 year olds who live...

Published: July 2016
Categories: Community
Glasgow Caledonian University: Winners of the Education Award

11,000 students from some of Glasgow’s most deprived areas have had their aspirations boosted and prospects improved thanks to Glasgow Caledonian University’s Caledonian Club...

Published: July 2016
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Barclays has been actively involved in the recruitment of ex-Service personnel for a number of years. It’s Armed Forces Transition, Employment & Resettlement (AFTER)...

Published: July 2016

Nationwide used a longstanding charity partnership to create a specialist service for customers with cancer, improving its support to vulnerable customers, increasing its...

Published: July 2016
Categories: Marketplace

A partnership between GSK and Save the Children has led to the development of new products, such as chlorhexidine antiseptic gel for cleaning umbilical cords, which are...

Published: July 2016

Veolia has gone through transformational change to convert from a waste management company to a resource management company.

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Published: July 2016

To demonstrate the effectiveness of grid computing, IBM created World Community Grid, allowing humanitarian organisations can use this new technology to carry out research....

Published: July 2016

Services company Sodexo formed an innovative partnership with conservation charity WWF to support its Livewell programme, helping encourage businesses and policy-makers to...

Published: July 2016

Recognising the risks that alcohol misuse present to the success of its entire industry, HEINEKEN uses its brand to promote moderate drinking to push shifts in consumer...

Published: July 2016

Jaguar has created a vehicle that combines a low-cost of ownership and reduced CO2 emissions with a great driving experience. 

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Published: July 2016

Mining and minerals company Anglo American has introduced recycled platinum to its supply chain, giving customers the best of both worlds - security of supply and ethical...

Published: July 2016

Danone Nutricia created a valuable guide to weaning, making its leading Cow & Gate brand more relevant to its consumers, and helping parents navigate a tricky time in their...

Published: July 2016

M&S is working to weave social and environmental benefits into all of its products over time.  It's what M&S customers expect, and it's an opportunity to grow market...

Published: July 2016
Wales & West Utilities - Wales Responsible Large Business of the Year

Every day Wales & West Utilities does its very best to keep 7.5 million customers safe and warm, with a gas network they can rely on and a level of service they can trust...

Published: June 2016
Dr Zig's Extraordinary Bubbles - children playing with bubbles

Using innovation and ethical business practices, Dr Zigs has turned bubbles into profit. Constantly updating its products and manufacturing process, the firm is changing the...

Published: June 2016
Dragon LNG - The Darwin Centre Experience

The Dragon LNG Darwin Experience (DLNGDE) uses field trips and hands-on activities to engage pupils, particularly those from deprived backgrounds, in technology-related career...

Published: June 2016
GE Aviation Wales' apprentices and staff in front of an engine

GE Aviation Wales offers apprenticeships in both engineering and business administration. The programmes provide excellent opportunities for young people and guarantees talent...

Published: June 2016
Girls taking part in GE Aviation's Maths Mentoring Programme

GE Aviation Wales is working with two local schools to provide mentoring support for pupils who are in danger of failing GCSE maths. The jet engineering firm is proving that...

Published: June 2016

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