A view from the ground of a high-rise building

making communities stronger


The purpose of Business in the Community’s Place Leadership Team is to unlock the collaborative potential of business to strengthen communities around the UK.


  • Innovation: to drive collaboration in our pilot communities by bringing together businesses, civic leadership and the third sector to work in innovative ways 
  • Understanding:  to share learning, models and best practice to help our members take action wherever they are
  • Scale: to engage and influence policy, funders and partners to build an environment where it is easier for business to take action at scale.

Chaired by Steve Rowe, Chief Executive Officer, Marks and Spencer