Social enterprise mentoring blogs

Business in the Community runs a range of programmes that match business mentors with social enterprises, including ones based in London and the East of England.  This benefits both parties, by giving social enterprises access to business expertise that can help them grow and plan for the future, while business mentors gain valuable opportunities for personal development.

To mark Global Enterprise Week, 17-21 November, we spoke to some of the people, both social entrepreneurs and business mentors, who've been involved with these programmes about their experiences and motivations.  Read what they told us below.


One in four people have had to leave at least one job in the last five years because of pressure and the negative impact it had on their mental health

29 August 2019 - 10:24am
Louise Aston, Wellbeing Campaign Director at Business in the Community responds to research, carried out by Censuswide, published today by Slater and Gordon showing that a quarter of people have had to leave at least one job in the past five years because of pressure and the negative impact it was...

Together we can - Amanda Mackenzie OBE, speaks at the Responsible Business Awards 2019

12 July 2019 - 1:34pm
Amanda MacKenzie OBE and CEO of Business in the Community speaks at the responsible business event of the year, The Responsible Business Awards 2019 held at the Royal Albert Hall, London, on Tuesday 09 July 2019.  By working together, we can step up and meet any challenge. Together, we are...

Energy and resilience: Equip leaders with the right tools to tackle mental ill-health

11 September 2019 - 9:00am
Read the Mental Health at Work report 2018 Business in the Community’s Wellbeing Leadership Team has identified energy and resilience as one of six priority topics to improve mental health...

UK monthly unemployment figures – Jobs market robust on the surface but there is underlying workforce anxiety

10 September 2019 - 10:48am
In response to the ONS (Office for National Statistics) UK monthly unemployment figures published this morning, Nicola Inge, employment and skills campaign director at Business in the Community, said: “This latest jobs report is bittersweet. While the number of new jobs being created has slowed,...

The Responsible Business Tracker® launch: A tool to help complete the world's to-do list

9 September 2019 - 11:26am
Learn more about the Responsible Business Tracker® Alex Ferrand explains how companies can use Business in the Community's (BITC) Responsible Business Tracker® to have a positive impact on society and the...

Town deal announced for Blackpool

6 September 2019 - 3:04pm
The government has followed the House of Lords' Regenerating Seaside Towns Committee's recommendation, to give Blackpool a town deal in a major step forward in securing its future. Read more.

ONS UK Population Overview report - Business in the Community comments

23 August 2019 - 12:12pm
In response to the ONS UK Population Overview report published this morning, Anne Willmot, age campaign director at Business in the Community, commented: "The impact of people living longer will have all manner of consequences, not just socio-political, but also corporate with changing demographics...

GCSE results adds to the evidence that children in poverty are less likely to succeed

22 August 2019 - 11:28am
Today’s publication of the 2019 GCSE results reveal a marked difference in grades between rich and poor pupils. Read more.


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