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.


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Women and Equalities Committee report on older workers and employment - BITC responds

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...

New Corporate Governance Code – Business in the Community response

16 July 2018 - 1:08pm
In response to today’s publication of the new Corporate Governance Code by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), Business in Community (BITC) released the following responses to key changes affecting responsible business issues. Employee voice Companies will be required to explain how they are...
Ban the box

Why do I think Ban the Box is a good idea?

13 July 2018 - 1:07pm
This post was originally published by Michaela Booth on her blog Michaela Movement. It highlights the impact of the criminal conviction tick box, and shines a light on the experiences of many job-seekers with criminal convictions...

World Youth Skills Day: Helping young people develop future skills

13 July 2018 - 9:37am
The United Nation’s World Youth Skills Day takes place this Sunday (15 June 2018). The day aims to raise awareness of the importance of helping young people to develop the skills they need for the workforce, reducing barriers to work and training, tackling youth unemployment and enabling all young people to access stable, productive and fulfilling work Read more.
Gudrun Cartwright

The unintended consequences of doing the right thing

11 July 2018 - 4:38pm
Gudrun Cartwright, Environment Director, Business in the Community on how businesses can minimise the risk of the unintended consequences to the environment  We are beset by ‘wicked’ problems. Ones that, when we try to solve them, seem only to create more problems. It reminds me of the fairground...
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The Responsible Business Awards Gala 2018: An evening of Great Expectations

4 July 2018 - 11:34am
Amanda Mackenzie, Chief Executive, Business in the Community, reflects on the success of the 2018 Responsible Business Awards Gala Awards Dinner. Read our full list of winners Having been to our 2017 Gala dinner, I...

Winners of the 2018 Business in the Community Responsible Business Awards announced

3 July 2018 - 10:37pm
Sixteen companies won awards at the 2018 Business in the Community Responsible Business Awards Read more.

A Digital Champions Network to ensure an inclusive digital revolution

29 June 2018 - 4:13pm
The founding members of the Digital Champions Network have been announced Read more.

Responsible employers take centre stage at Wales Awards Gala

29 June 2018 - 12:01am
Eight companies from across Wales have been announced as the overall category winners in the Wales Responsible Busines Awards 2018, sponsored by Swansea University School of Management. Read more.

Women on boards – The debate is still muddled and the same voracity must now be applied to the pipeline

27 June 2018 - 10:48am
Employers must not see being on target as ‘job done’ We need to help talented women starting out today get to the C-Suite tomorrow If we don’t achieve equality at work and at home, nothing will ever change In response to the Hampton-Alexander Review update published today, Amanda Mackenzie, Chief...


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