Press Releases


A small company making a big difference: We are Vista, small Responsible Business 2017

12 June 2018 - 8:25am
Review of internal communications Focus on the balance of culture and strategy Broadening of the horizons of the employee led intiative "Green Team". We are Vista, winner of the small Responsible Business of the Year 2017 award discuss what winning the prestigious award has meant for them.   Being...
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Employee volunteering – powering local connections

4 June 2018 - 9:52am
Every year, an amazing 19.8 million volunteers choose to give their time across the UK. This Volunteer’s Week, we are celebrating the contribution to communities that businesses are making every day. Through programmes run by Business in the Community alone...

Dealing with addiction: Drugs,Tobacco and Alcohol toolkit

24 May 2018 - 8:43am
   “A healthy business needs a healthy workforce, and we spend one third of our adult life in work, so employers are in a unique position to help their teams stay well. This toolkit gives requested advice to businesses on how to help employees deal with addiction and substance misuse sensitively...

Healthy communities, healthy environments

20 May 2018 - 5:53am
Gudrun Cartwright, Business in the Community Environment Director invites all businesses to join Business in the Community in co-creating a world that we can be proud to leave to future generations.  Sunday 22  April was Earth Day. Every year this day asks us to imagine how things can be better and...

It’s all on the Map

26 April 2018 - 9:15pm
Stephen Farrant, Director of Sustainability, Innovation and Sectors on why purpose-driven leaders are essential.  It seems as though map reading, much like driving cars and writing letters, is rapidly becoming a lost art. Which is ironic, given that rarely has it felt like the world has needed a...

Environment – Water Resources East and the future of multisector water resource planning

24 April 2018 - 5:11pm
Jean Spencer of Anglian Water speaks of collaborative working and multi-sector, regional resource planning.  Last year myself and a group of farmers, drainage engineers and environmental experts found ourselves bumping along in a trailer behind a tractor deep in the Lincolnshire fens. On one side...

Bringing schools and businesses together

24 April 2018 - 1:34pm
Rachael Saunders, Education Director, Business in the Community on the role of education and business leaders in the regeneration of a community Ten years ago I had a list of names and addresses on my phone, of parents who wanted my help to keep their child out of St Paul’s Way school. Some, who...

Creating a positive impact in our community – what responsible businesses and their supply chain can achieve together

24 April 2018 - 1:33pm
Chris Newsome, Director of Asset Management at Anglian Water shares his thoughts on how Anglian Water has an emotional connection to the community that it not only serves but is part of.    Water is the ultimate local product. For the vast majority of customers in our region, the water in their...
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Wellbeing – fuelling progression and innovation

24 April 2018 - 12:31pm
Louise Aston, Wellbeing Director at Business in the Community, on how we can use innovations in SMEs to ensure employee wellbeing is a core component of responsible business.  Wellbeing used to be positioned as a nice to have, fluffy bolt on, with fruit on Fridays and lunchtime Pilates. However,...
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Take the new emergency Readiness Test for small businesses

23 April 2018 - 11:20pm
Business in the Community’s The Prince’s Business Emergency Resilience Group is launching a new tool to help small businesses prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies such as flooding, fire and cyberattacks Read more.