Blog posts from David Hoare

Careers advice has come a long way

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,...

What's age got to do with it?

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 is our responsibility to engage with communities and our shared challenges

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...

Imbalance creates challenges – but great opportunities

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...

The role of business in Wales

by David Hoare 5 July 2017 - 3:20pm

Following the Wales Responsible Business Awards Gala Dinner, Matt Appleby (Director, BITC Cymru), reflects on the current and future role of business in Wales.

Business in the...

“There’s a principle in business”

by David Hoare 27 April 2017 - 8:30am

In RB Week, Dave Hoare from BITC Cymru considers the purpose of business and how a Dr Seuss story may have had it wrong all along.

There's a principle in business, that everybody...

Addressing the veteran employment gap in Wales

by David Hoare 26 April 2017 - 8:30am

In late March, the Royal British Legion in Wales supported a workshop with Business in the Community Cymru, leading Welsh employers and partners. It examined and discussed the veteran...

Cardiff Business School

Be prepared - the future is unwritten

by David Hoare 4 April 2017 - 9:00am

Sarah Lethbridge (Director of Executive Education, Cardiff Business School), considers the importance of innovation and collaboration in today’s fast-paced and ever-changing digital economy....

Finance Wales

Why it matters

by David Hoare 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...

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Making connections – regardless of situation or experience

by David Hoare 9 January 2017 - 9:15am

A parliamentary reception, local MPs, pupils, a teacher and BITC Cymru’s own LifeSkills Coordinator Natalie Roberts. A perfect Christmas present for everyone involved in LifeSkills in Wales....

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Putting trust at the centre of our business strategy

by David Hoare 23 November 2016 - 12:00pm

Following a recent rebrand and expansion of the company, Michael Dent (Managing Director, Inprova Energy) reflects on the importance of trust, values and brand to the success of a business....

Looking after our vulnerable customers has never been more important

by David Hoare 17 November 2016 - 11:42am

Nigel Winnan (Connections Manager at Wales & West Utilities – one of the sponsors of Wales Action Week) considers the role utility companies can play in the everyday lives of customers....

Why preventing homelessness is a business issue

by David Hoare 14 November 2016 - 8:30am

At the start of Wales Action Week, Paul Davies (Chief Executive, Trivallis) considers the role business can play in preventing homelessness in Wales.

Trivallis provides homes and...

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The needs of schools – what I've learned from Business Class

by David Hoare 22 September 2016 - 1:30pm

With the announcement at the end of the last school term that over 60 Business Class partnerships in Wales have been established, nine involving Lloyds Banking Group, Richard Breeze,...

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Mind Cymru: What is a mentally healthy workplace?

by David Hoare 22 April 2016 - 8:02am

For Responsible Business Week, the Director of Mind Cymru Sara Moseley, considers the importance of a mentally healthy workplace – and how companies can achieve it...

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Engaging with schools is a business issue

by David Hoare 19 April 2016 - 1:03pm

Steve Hughes is the Group Finance and Transformation Director of Principality Building Society and the Chair of the Business in the Community Cymru Advisory Board....

Housing – what role for business?

by David Hoare 18 April 2016 - 10:13am

As part of Responsible Business Week, Lynne Sheehy, CSR Manager at Legal & General, and Louise Bennett, Head of Fundraising at Shelter Cymru) consider the role of responsible businesses in...

Pioneering investment fund opens for applications in Wales

by David Hoare 10 February 2016 - 10:52am

To mark the launch of the brand new SE Assist Wales investment fund specifically designed for social enterprises, Graham Precey (Head of...

Future leaders need to learn from today’s leaders

by David Hoare 24 April 2015 - 3:25pm

Following her seven-week work placement with Principality Building Society and after attending the organisation's AGM today (Friday 24 April 2015), Olivia Huxtable considers the...

Social responsibility is more important than ever

by David Hoare 20 April 2015 - 12:39pm

As part of Responsible Business Week, John Moore, Chairman of Thomas Carroll, discuss responsible business practice and what it means to him.

Q) In driving...