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Regaining confidence through Ready for Work

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 to...

What next for Business in the Community and Education?

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 knowledge...
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Mental Health at Work and the elephant in the room

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 health issues...

Turning the Tide: London's super sewer sets a new standard in responsible recruitment

21 July 2017 - 9:33am
It’s hard to get your head around the sheer size and scale of the Thames Tideway Tunnel, London’s solution to sewage overflow into the river Thames. Once constructed, it will be 7.2 m in diameter and will span the length of 250 football pitches, running from Acton in the West to Greenwich in the...
Power of positive shopping

The Power of Positive Shopping

12 June 2017 - 10:40am
Jane Langley, Founder and Curator of BluePatch.org on her campaign to connect makers, retailers and shoppers   Despite the fact that the UK is a global leader in the creative industries generating £87.4bn a year for the UK economy, our sustainable local makers, designers and artisans struggle to...
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Could my company be at risk of indirect discrimination if...?

1 June 2017 - 4:22pm
...it automatically excludes people with criminal convictions? This is the question we asked law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP to explore, in light of the disproportionate representation of BAME groups throughout the criminal justice system. Their answer, in short, was yes – there are “no...
Finance Wales

Why it matters

8 March 2017 - 8:00am
Speaking in the week that Finance Wales hosted the judging day for the Wales Responsible Business Awards 2017, Giles Thorley (Chief Executive, Finance Wales) reflects on the importance of responsible business. Finance Wales is proud to be a Member of Business in the Community Cymru. Our membership...
 Mark Wakefield, Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs Manager, IBM UK

How IBM and Stop the Traffik are taking on the traffickers with technology

9 December 2016 - 11:41am
On International Human Rights Day, Mark Wakefield, Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs Manager, IBM UK explains how the company has been helping to prevent human trafficking through its support of Stop the Traffik. Stop the Traffik has launched the...
Flooding in Cumbria, December 2015

Come hell or high water, this shop will go on: How resilient repairs kept Cockermouth's Toy Shop open

26 October 2016 - 12:37pm
Cockermouth has experienced three major floods in one decade.  Toy Shop owner, Jonty Chippendale was unfortunate to suffer from two of them, in both 2009 and 2015/16.  He explained what measures he took to prepare his business to be back trading almost as soon as the flood waters recede. How long...
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Why BERG is backing resilient repairs

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. BERG is an active network of leading businesses and organisations across the UK....

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