arc: building better business

arc connects social enterprises with big businesses, sharing expertise and innovation to create bigger, better businesses and jobs for local communities.

arc provides a comprehensive support service to help social enterprises grow and create jobs, connecting them to business expertise, access to finance and supply chain opportunities.

Businesses and social enterpreneurs share skills and create sustainable benefits for staff, customers and communities.

arc is supporting social enterprises to create jobs for deprived communities, and will help create 1000 jobs in the Olympic Host Boroughs by 2015 and a further 1000 jobs in West London by 2016.

The arc project has made excellent progress and more than 100 social enterprises have been helped to grow and support people into work after they were matched with large corporates. Read arc's impact report.

To find out more see below or visit the arc microsite.

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Get involved - businesses

Information about the benefits of working with social enterprises and how to become a partner of arc.

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Our partners

arc is led and funded by our corporate partners.  The founding partners are BP and Visa Europe.

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Get involved - social enterprises

Details of the support arc gives to social entreprises and social entrepreneurs on the programme and how to register your interest.

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Enterprise partner logos: BP, Freshfields, Interserve, Asda.

arc: building better business

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Key contact

Jane Pritchard
Enterprise Director



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