Blog & Opinion

by webeditor 6 March 2018 - 10:03pm

Dr Justin Varney, National Lead for Adult Health and Wellbeing at Public Health England writes of the importance of physical activity and how employers can have a positive or negative impact on an employees attitude to physical wellbeing. 

Moving and eating are fundamental parts of daily...

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by chloe.chambraud 18 January 2018 - 9:27am

Chloe Chambraud, Business in the Community Gender Equality Director, introduces a new groundbreaking project.

We spend 35% of our waking hours at work - almost a third of our lives - but our so-called “work-life balance” has deteriorated over the last few years. Given the fact that work-...

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by Sue Adkins 18 July 2017 - 4:57pm

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (The Goals or SDGs), provide a comprehensive framework for action, that must be taken to end extreme poverty, inequality and address climate change by 2030. According to research delivering The Goals has the potential to unlock $12 trillion in business...

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Chloe Chambraud
by chloe.chambraud 8 March 2018 - 8:10am

Chloe Chambraud Director, Business in the Community Gender Equality campaign, speaks of the need for equality both at home and in the workplace if true parity is to be achieved.   


Today is International Women’s Day, and the theme this year is #PressForProgress,...

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by Alistair Kerr 25 January 2018 - 11:30am

BITC Scotland Director Alan Thornburrow reflects on his time to date with BITC and finds a committed organisation that has never been more relevant than now.

Towards the end of last year I attended our annual leadership summit in London. As a recent recruit to Business in the Community, it was...

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by webeditor 19 January 2018 - 11:04am

Ian Duffy, BP, and Yvonne Baker, STEM Learning Ltd, discuss the challenges surrounding the retention of teachers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).


Most readers will know that the UK is in the midst of an ongoing STEM skills shortage, particularly in...

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by Charlotte Gibb 2 January 2018 - 4:03pm

Single mum Kara had been out of work for six years before she found out about Ready for Work. In her late teens Kara had worked as a cleaner, but when she had her son she had...

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by David Hoare 9 November 2017 - 2:31pm

Lowri ap Robert shares her experiences of careers advice and how it has changed beyond all recognition since her school days

According to social commentators and Blur, modern life is rubbish. And yes, there is an awful lot about life in 2017 which is not so great. I won’t even begin to...

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by Annie Gosling 6 November 2017 - 8:34pm

Rachael Saunders, Education Director at Business in the Community, on the change that is needed to make the most of the talent and ability of every child in the UK

I have been Education Director at Business in the Community for 61 days – I am counting! There is a huge depth of...

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by Charlotte Gibb 1 November 2017 - 12:28pm


Krista Brown is a professional businesswoman with a firm handshake and a wealth of experience in recruitment. In 2008, Krista set up Persona HR, a recruitment firm providing security staff for events. Since then the company has grown to a workforce of 400, who have staffed events...

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by David Hoare 23 October 2017 - 9:42am

Elaine Ballard (Chief Executive, Taff Housing Association) considers the impact demographic changes will have on the housing sector in Wales and the benefits of a age-diverse workforce.

It’s estimated that by mid-2030s people aged 50 and over will comprise more than...

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ITP Four Goals
by Siobhan O'Neill 18 October 2017 - 1:44pm

Siobhan O'Neill, from the International Tourism Partnership, discusses how ITP's four Goals for 2030 will unite the hotel industry for a sustainable future

For 25 years ITP – the International Tourism Partnership – has been working with...

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by alexis.obrien 12 October 2017 - 11:17am

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by Sandra Kerr 11 October 2017 - 8:48am

Sandra Kerr OBE, Business in the Community Race Equality Director applauds the government on the publication of the new website profiling ethnicity facts and figures but calls for employers of all sizes and stakeholders to collectively take action to progress true equality. 

Yesterday, (...

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by alexis.obrien 5 October 2017 - 12:32pm

Following Dr Peter Bonfield’s ‘The Property Flood Resilience Action Plan’ report published in September 2016, BERG has partnered with DEFRA to deliver the Property Flood Resilience Roundtable.  The Roundtable (chaired by Graham Brogden, Head of Technical Claims at Aviva and BERG Member) aims to...

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by David Hoare 4 October 2017 - 12:30pm

Stephen Stewart is the Distribution Director for SP Energy Networks and led a Prince's Seeing is Believing visit to Rhyl on Wednesday 4 October. The visit focussed on the role of employers in addressing long-term youth unemployment and included sessions at a local JobCentre Plus and secondary...

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by Louise Aston 4 October 2017 - 4:02am



Louise Aston, Business in the Community Wellbeing Director shares her shock and anger at the statistics within the Mental Health at Work Report published today.  2017 has seen an unacceptable rise in the number of employees facing negative consequences from disclosing mental...

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by alexis.obrien 3 October 2017 - 3:26pm

The Prince’s Seeing is Believing brings together senior business leaders, enabling them to gain first hand insight into pressing social and environmental issues. Richard Flint, Chief Executive,...

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by David Hoare 22 September 2017 - 12:42pm

If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you always got – so we changed things.   South Wales Fire and Rescue Service (SWFRS) and Fire and Rescue Services across the UK have been historically white and male.  In 2017 they continue to be, with women representing less than... Read more

by Charlotte Gibb 13 September 2017 - 3:33pm

Like many people in their thirties, Jason was renting a house in Bristol and had made good friends with his housemates. But life took a turn for the worse when his landlord served them an eviction notice last minute, leaving Jason with nowhere to go. The 36 year old spent weeks sleeping on...

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