Benefits to communities

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Together, Businesses Connectors across the country have made more than 3,500 connections which have resulted in 9,360 instances of support being received by organisations working to benefit their communities.

Since the programme began, millions of pounds have been leveraged in support of local communities and this continues to increase all the time.

"The Business Connector has made a very strong impact… his work connecting the public, private and voluntary sectors is making a tangible difference to communities in Dudley. Andy is involved in a range of projects that are promoting enterprise, tackling poverty, raising skills and thereby helping tackle some of the underlying challenges the area faces."

Ian Austin, MP for Dudley North, on the work of Business Connector Andrew Mullaney.

Watch a video showing the work of four Business Connectors.

Read stories of Business Connectors working with communities:

The Olive Tree Cafe

Lisa Cunningham, Director of Community Investment and Business Connectors, explores some of the ways she...

Updated: February 2016
Grant Brighten, Business Connector for Peterborough

Grant Brighten recently completed 18 months as a Business Connector for Peterborough, seconded from Home Retail Group, where he worked as an Argos store manager. We spoke to him...

Updated: January 2015
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Malcolm Heaven, BITC’s Business Connector in Loughborough on how he helped save Christmas.

Every year...

Updated: December 2014

Alex Cole is a Business Connector in Lambeth.  He tells us about a project he has been developing with several local partners and his seconding company, Capgemini.

I knew...

Updated: October 2014
A community shop in North Yorkshire, helped by the Plunkett Foundation

Isobel McKenzie, the Rural Business Connector for North Yorkshire, writes about how a connection with the Plunkett Foundation led her to get involved with rural community shops....

Updated: October 2014
The Big Lunch at Robinswood Hill

Sarah Sheasby has been a Business Connector in Gloucester since the beginning of this year. She tells us how she completed some significant connections over lunch.

In glo...

Updated: July 2014
Donations in Peterborough

Business Connectors across the country have been working to support foodbanks, writes Ruth Wheatley, Head of Communications, Business Connectors.


Updated: April 2014
Sheryl Anderson in rural Northumberland

Landmarc Support Service's Sheryl Anderson, Rural Business Connector for Northumberland, discusses how businesses can help educate...

Updated: January 2014
War veteran Ron Andrews

To mark Armistice Day, Martin York, seconded by Fujitsu as Business Connector for Tameside in Greater Manchester, writes about one...

Updated: November 2013
Belen Jordan was seconded to work in Westminster, London from Lloyds Banking Group where she worked in Wholesale Business Development.

“ This really is the opportunity of a lifetime. Every moment of my working day is dedicated to helping the people t...

Updated: February 2013


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