Blog & Opinion

by Charlotte Gibb 17 June 2016 - 4:55pm

Lloyd took part in Ready for Work in 2014, after being referred by his probation worker. With a criminal conviction he didn’t rate his chances of getting a job very highly. Thanks to the programme he now works full time for Freshfields, one of London’s largest law firms. This is his story....

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by Ian Duffy 13 June 2016 - 3:40pm

In the wake of Project ENTHUSE's recent report on business support for STEM in schools, Ian Duffy, community development manager at supporting company BP discusses two key roles business can play to inspire the next generation of STEM students.

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Championing an Ageing Workforce Infographic
by Rachael Saunders 7 June 2016 - 3:47pm

Rachael Saunders, Age at Work Director, on the trends she sees in this year's Finalists for the Championing an Ageing Workforce Award.   See the Finalist case studies.

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The Asda Environmental Leadership Award infographic
by Gudrun Cartwright 7 June 2016 - 12:23pm

Gudrun Cartwright, Environment Director, Business in the Community, shares her thoughts on the key themes apparent from this year's Asda Environmental Leadership Award.

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The Employment for Excluded Groups Award infographic
by Anne Willmot 6 June 2016 - 3:57pm

Anne Willmot, Work Inclusion Campaign Director, looks at what the Employment for Excluded Groups Award and Inspiring Young Talent entries show us about how companies are tackling this issue.

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The Experian Building Stronger Communities Award in recognition of Sir John Peace infographic
by Andy Melia 6 June 2016 - 3:21pm

Andy Melia, Head of Community Investment, Business in the Community gives his thoughts on this year's entrants to the Experian Building Stronger Communities Award in recognition of Sir John Peace.

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The Unilever Global Development Award, supported by Business Fights Poverty infographic
by Sue Adkins 6 June 2016 - 12:35pm

Sue Adkins, International Director, Business in the Community, reflects on what this year's entries to the Unilever Global Development Award, supported by Business Fights Poverty, show about how this agenda has evolved.

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The Education Award Infographic
by Susie Perrett 6 June 2016 - 11:34am

Susie Perrett, Director for Education, gives her analysis of the trends shown by the entries to this year's Education Award entries. 

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The Bupa Wellbeing at Work Award infographic
by Louise Aston 3 June 2016 - 4:31pm

Louise Aston, Wellbeing Director at Business in the Community, takes a look at the trends apparent from this year's entrants to the Bupa Wellbeing at Work Award.

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by Les Ratcliffe 9 May 2016 - 12:39pm

With judging underway on this year's Awards, Les Ratcliffe, Head of Community Relations at Jaguar Land Rover and former Award judge shares the tips he picked up from sitting on the other side of the judging table.

Having experienced the pleasure of winning a Business in the Community...

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Flooding in Cumbria, December 2015
by Ann Kelly 20 January 2016 - 3:54pm

In the wake of the serious floods which affected communities in the north of England and Scottish borders this winter, we spoke to water companies and BITC Water Taskforce members Yorkshire Water and Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water about responding to the crisis, the challenges of water management against...

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Joey Tabone, Head, The Prince's Business Emergency Resilience Programme
by Joseph Tabone 20 January 2016 - 12:20pm

Joey Tabone, Head of The Prince's Business Emergency Resilience Group writes about the importance of building in resilience when helping communities recover from flooding.

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Stephanie Poppendoerfer, Consultant, Advisory Services at Business in the Community
by Stephanie Poppendoerfer 19 January 2016 - 3:53pm

Stephanie Poppendoerfer, Consultant, Advisory Services, gives her advice on making the best start on social impact measurement.

According to the influential Edelman Trust Barometer, 81% of people have more confidence in companies which can demonstrate a positive impact on society. It...

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The Eiffel Tower lit by renewable energy during COP21 - photo by Yann Caradec licenced under Creative Commons 2.0 BY SA
by Stephen Farrant 14 December 2015 - 2:02pm

Following the conclusion of the COP21 talks in Paris, Business in the Community’s Environment and Market Solutions Director Stephen Farrant reflects on what has been achieved, and why business now has a unique opportunity to drive the transition to a low-carbon economy.

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Jacqui Starling, Project Manager, Business in the Community
by Anonymous 11 September 2015 - 3:42pm

To coincide with our Future of Social Business event in Great Yarmouth, Jacqui Starling, Social Enterprise Project Manager at Business in the Community shared her thoughts as to how social enterprises are helping to rejuvenate coastal communitiesby creating employment and tackling skills...

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Inspire and Achieve programme in Nottingham - a participant
by Ann Hilton 19 August 2015 - 12:00am

When Pippa Carter of the Inspire & Achieve Foundation needed a mentor to act as a 'critical friend', the East Midlands Business Champions programme put her in touch with experienced Chairman and Director Jon Towler.

The beneficiary: The Inspire & Achieve Foundation

The Inspire...

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by Fiona Campbell 12 August 2015 - 10:02am

Fiona Campbell, a trainee solicitor at the Leeds office of Squire Patton Boggs, shared her top five reasons for why you should take part in this year’s Mosaic Business Enterprise Challenge.

When researching law firms to apply to for solicitor training, I was attracted by Squire Patton...

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Sharon Roberts, Business Development Manager, Computers 4 Africa
by Anonymous 17 June 2015 - 4:26pm

To coincide with National Recycling Week Sharon Roberts, Business Development Manager at Computers 4 Africa explains how businesses can recycle their unwanted IT equipment to support young people in Africa. 

Computers 4 Africa has recently received the Kent Charity Award for the...

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by Muhsen Ahmed 9 May 2015 - 10:06am

Sarah Borien, Social Value Lead (L&Q as of 2016), gives us some insights into the CR Management Programme.

Can you tell us a bit about your role at L&Q?

I am the Social Value Business Lead at L&Q, responsible for the social responsibility strategy across our supply chain. This...

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Agathe Suzanne, Business in the Community
by Anonymous 8 April 2015 - 9:22am

In the build up to Give & Gain Day 2015 Agathe Suzanne, Senior Employee Volunteering Manager at Business in the Community offers some hints and tips to employees who are keen for their employer to be part of the movement of organisations supporting their local communities.

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