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.


Scotland’s responsible business charity Board further strengthened by new recruits

4 October 2018 - 11:00am
Business in the Community Scotland has added a wealth of new talent to its Advisory Board, strengthening its position as the authority and voice of responsible business in Scotland. 11 senior figures...

New partnership provides blueprint for tackling human trafficking

3 October 2018 - 10:54am
Survivors of human trafficking will be able to build a safe and secure economic future for themselves thanks to a new partnership in India and Vietnam. Read more.

Gap between skills learned at school and skills needed for work must be closed

26 September 2018 - 7:00am
Computing and coding skills, leadership and teamwork and aiming high, (eg seeking opportunities to challenge myself and increase my achievements) top the list of skills adult school-leavers wish they had learned at school 18-24-year-olds more likely to want computing, “thinking positive”, and...
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If Only: What does it mean to work with schools on skills?

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 partner with...

More than half of Scottish men want to be more involved in caring, major new report finds

12 September 2018 - 10:15am
More than half of Scottish men who have children or other caring responsibilities want to be more involved in caring, a ground-breaking study commissioned by Business in the Community, in...

More than half of men want to be more involved in caring, major new report finds

12 September 2018 - 8:00am
Read the full findings of the report here >> Survey of over 10,000 employees finds 56% of men with children or other family responsibilities want to be more involved in...
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Cyber attacks happen to big businesses: would your business be ready for a cyber attack?

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...

The importance of an intergenerational workplace

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 first time in...

The top 12 most water scarce tourism destinations

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 ...

World Water Week: Valuing our natural environment

29 August 2018 - 3:00pm
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