BITC Cymru's Associate Offer

Responsible business is about coming together to make a positive difference in schools, communities, workplaces and supply chains across Wales. Together we are winning work, developing skills, strengthening relationships, meeting commercial objectives, reducing our impact on the environment, increasing brand profile, recruiting talented new staff and showing Wales – and the world – that business is a force for good.

Many small companies in Wales are already acting responsibly; but often don’t have the time or resources to manage, measure, communicate and maximise the value of what they are doing. 

Responsible business is for everyone and every business – of any size, scale or sector – that is why Business in the Community Cymru has created the Associate Offer.

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Be part of our Network

Business in the Community Cymru – the Prince’s Responsible Business Network in Wales – is Wales’ only business network which convenes business around the potential the private sector has to make a positive difference to the economic, social and environmental challenges we face. At the same time companies are making connections, winning work and building relationships to support their longer-term growth and sustainability. 

Business in the Community planterWork alongside us

Responsible business is for everyone and every business and in Wales BITC Cymru works with companies including: AF Blakemore & Sons, Arriva Trains Wales, Barclays Bank, BBC Cymru Wales, Bluestone Resorts, BT, Castell Howelll Foods, Castle Leisure, Costain Wales, Deloitte, Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water, Dolmans Solicitors, Eversheds, Finance Wales, John Lewis Partnership, Lloyds Banking Group, Intellectual Property Office, Legal & General, Moneypenny, MotoNovo Finance, Network Rail Cymru Wales, Principality Building Society, PwC Wales, Swansea University School of Management, Trivallis, Wales & West Utilities and the Welsh Government.

The challenge

With the introduction of the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act in Wales, and the increasing requirement to be able to evidence the positive difference you are making in tenders and bids, you will need relationships across sectors and supply chains as well as the ability to evidence the impact you are making. A responsible business is one that not only makes the difference, but can maximise the commercial value of their actions. 

Responsible business is for everyone

“Our Associate Offer makes access to the largest network of responsible companies in Wales accessible to more companies – companies which are just starting out and who have something to share with and learn from like-minded businesses. With networking opportunities, toolkits and case studies, Associates will be able to truly maximise the value of responsible business; bringing it to bear in tenders, bids and partnerships in the future.”Matt Appleby, Director, BITC Cymru 

The Offer 

More than 90% of Welsh companies are micro-businesses, for whom access to some of Wales’ leading responsible companies is a key component of growth and future success.  

BITC Cymru’s Associate Offer makes access to the Prince’s Responsible Business Network in Wales affordable to companies with fewer than 50 employees. By joining us as an Associate you will be alongside leading responsible companies in Wales from across all the sectors represented in Wales. Associates will be able to access:

  • Up to 2 credits per year to complete the Responsible Business Check-up (an online gap analysis tool designed to benchmark your responsible business practices) 
  • Your own company profile page on bitc.org.uk where you can start accessing our network, sharing your achievements and best practice
  • Our issues-led networking events focussed on addressing some of the challenges Wales faces and the action business can take 
  • A bespoke training event for all Associates on managing, measuring and communicating responsible business; helping you to report better on your responsible business practices and win more work
  • The BITC Cymru Communications Pack and our Planter device to align your brand with our Network

The Associate Offer is priced as follows:

  • For businesses employing 20 people or fewer - £200 + VAT 
  • For those companies employing between 21 and 49 people - £500 + VAT 

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Hear from our Associates

The Associate Offer is a fantastic way for small companies in Wales to be part of the Welsh responsible business community. We are delighted to have the following companies on board as Associates:

Capital Network Solutions Carpets 'n' Carpets
Cazbah Ltd/Cyf Cobalt HR
Colegau Cymru Crystal Collections
doopoll Egnida
Gas Assessment & Training Centre IDP Education
IDS Security Ltd LCB Construction
Mountain Celebrations Paul Fears Photography
Prescott Jones T.E.L Conversations
Taliesin Conservation The Anglesey Sea Salt Company
WRAP Cymru  

 

What does responsible business mean to you?

“Being part of Business in the Community has really helped us articulate what we do and what we’ve achieved. I would thoroughly recommend engaging with Business in the Community to any small business that is out there. Being a responsible business is more than just having a badge or a title and Business in the Community can really help you bring clarity to the work you are probably already doing.”Louise Batten, Commercial Director, Capital Network Solutions

“Building long lasting relationships with our customers, suppliers and staff has been key to our ability to continue to trade for the last 30 years. It also means building relationships with our community and where we can help out we do and we will. By working with Business in the Community we can get the tools, support and guidance to package up what we do, so we can gain a competitive edge when bidding for new work.”Rachel Morris, Business Development Manager, Carpets n Carpets

“Being a responsible business, for me, means that I’m looking at my surrounding community and seeing how I can add value to what they are doing with things I can contribute – my skills and experience. In my view, there are too many businesses who are just chasing the pound; which is stopping them doing everything that’s right. By working with BITC Cymru I get more opportunities to meet like-minded people and companies and build my networks and contacts of businesses that I – and my community – want to work with.”Paul Fears, Owner, Paul Fears Photography

 

 

 

 

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