Blog & Opinion

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by Anonymous 22 October 2018 - 11:00am

Dr Cynthia Marks, Campaign Manager at BITC Scotland looks back on a successful conference that explored how Scotland can secure business and economic success as the workforce ages - and why the need to act is now.

BITC Scotland, in partnership with Age Scotland, CIPD, the Scottish...

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by Guest Editor 17 October 2018 - 6:44am

'I warmly welcome the launch of this strategic vision as a significant contribution to the rejuvenation of Blackpool over the next decade. It builds on the hard work and regeneration initiatives that have borne fruit in the town over the past ten years, despite the twin challenges of austerity... Read more

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by Jessica Rose 12 October 2018 - 12:06pm

Find out more about Ban the Box and sign up >> 

The retail industry employs more people in the UK than any other private sector industry, providing 4...

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by Guest Editor 8 October 2018 - 7:00am

Tony Wood, Partner and UK Managing Director at Mercer Marsh Benefits, says the results from the latest Mental Health at Work report show progress is being made but there’s still a long way to go


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by Alan.thornburrow 5 October 2018 - 9:42am

Alan Thornburrow is the Scotland Director for Business in the Community (BITC), on how we can challenge poverty by working with employers to provide good work and inclusive growth in Scotland

On 2 October I was delighted to participate in the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s report launch on...

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by Rachael Saunders 26 September 2018 - 7:00am

Discover the full findings of our If Only report

Rachael Saunders, Education Director, Business in the Community, calls on businesses to...

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by hannah.tankard 3 September 2018 - 8:00am

Cyber attacks may not be on the top of your priority list, however, cyber-related incidents are more common than you think. We may think large businesses have all the requisite controls necessary to deal with a cyber disruption; however, businesses of all sizes are at risk. Moreover, small...

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by Anne Willmot 31 August 2018 - 11:46am

Anne Willmot, Business in the Community Age Campaign Director speaks of the opportunities and the challenges that an ageing population presents. 

We now have over 10 million over the 50s in the workforce.  That means that there are five generations working alongside each other for the...

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by webeditor 30 August 2018 - 3:00pm

The DWRI report is free for anyone to download from the International Tourism Partnership website, as part of their charitable remit to share resources and best practice. Other resources including ...

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by Stephen.Killeen 17 August 2018 - 10:08am

Find out more about our Global Goals campaign >>

Steve Killeen, Global Goals and Sector Director, Business in the Community, on the important role of business in...

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by Rachael Saunders 16 August 2018 - 9:30am

Find out more at our Education Symposium, kindly hosted by Goldman Sachs, on the 26th September >> 

Only if we come together will we make the most of the talent and hard...

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by Rachael Saunders 10 August 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. ...

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by webeditor 27 July 2018 - 12:00am

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...

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by Alistair Kerr 23 July 2018 - 10:30am

BITC Scotland Director Alan Thornburrow reflects on leading a conversation around responsible business conduct at the OECD in Paris.

When the invitation arrived to lead a conversation with senior business leaders around Responsible Business Conduct at the Organisation for Economic Co-...

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by webeditor 20 July 2018 - 8:07pm

Fujitsu's global joint project to mitigate major natural disaster damage

Natural disasters which are exacerbated by climate change, not only devastate key infrastructure but also ruin lives and perpetuate poverty. This was the motivation behind a partnership with...

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by Sandra Kerr 19 July 2018 - 11:38am

In response to ITN publishing their ethnicity pay gap, Sandra Kerr OBE, Race Equality Director, Business in the Community, said: “By publishing their ethnicity pay gap figures, ITN has joined a small but growing list of organisations who understand that the best places to work are inclusive,...

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by Anonymous 18 July 2018 - 12:00am

Futurist Tom Cheesewright, discusses why during a time of digital transformation - looking after your customers and keeping agile are both key 

Two years ago I was asked to give a guest lecture on the future kitchen. Kitchens have always been a low-volume, relatively high-value business....

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by Anne Willmot 17 July 2018 - 9:40am

On 17th July 2018, the Women and Equalities Committee published its report on Older Workers and Employment.  Business in the Community (BITC) and the Government's... Read more