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.

 

The Government's 25 Year Environment Plan

15 January 2018 - 1:58pm
Business in the Community welcomes the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan, launched by the Prime Minister last week as a cross Governmental strategy with...

Business in the Community Chair and Sky Group CEO Jeremy Darroch appointed as WWF UK Ambassador

5 January 2018 - 3:54pm
Business in the Community is delighted that Jeremy Darroch, Sky Group CEO, has been appointed as WWF UK Ambassador. This follows his recent appointment as our Chair at the beginning of this year. Amanda Mackenzie OBE, Chief Executive of Business in the Community, commented: “We are proud that our...

Regaining confidence through Ready for Work

2 January 2018 - 4:03pm
Single mum Kara had been out of work for six years before she found out about Ready for Work. In her late teens Kara had worked as a cleaner, but when she had her son she had to...

What next for Business in the Community and Education?

6 November 2017 - 8:34pm
Rachael Saunders, Education Director at Business in the Community, on the change that is needed to make the most of the talent and ability of every child in the UK I have been Education Director at Business in the Community for 61 days – I am counting! There is a huge depth of knowledge...
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Mental Health at Work and the elephant in the room

4 October 2017 - 4:02am
    Louise Aston, Business in the Community Wellbeing Director shares her shock and anger at the statistics within the Mental Health at Work Report published today.  2017 has seen an unacceptable rise in the number of employees facing negative consequences from disclosing mental health issues...

Turning the Tide: London's super sewer sets a new standard in responsible recruitment

21 July 2017 - 9:33am
It’s hard to get your head around the sheer size and scale of the Thames Tideway Tunnel, London’s solution to sewage overflow into the river Thames. Once constructed, it will be 7.2 m in diameter and will span the length of 250 football pitches, running from Acton in the West to Greenwich in the...
Power of positive shopping

The Power of Positive Shopping

12 June 2017 - 10:40am
Jane Langley, Founder and Curator of BluePatch.org on her campaign to connect makers, retailers and shoppers   Despite the fact that the UK is a global leader in the creative industries generating £87.4bn a year for the UK economy, our sustainable local makers, designers and artisans struggle to...
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Could my company be at risk of indirect discrimination if...?

1 June 2017 - 4:22pm
...it automatically excludes people with criminal convictions? This is the question we asked law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP to explore, in light of the disproportionate representation of BAME groups throughout the criminal justice system. Their answer, in short, was yes – there are “no...
Finance Wales

Why it matters

8 March 2017 - 8:00am
Speaking in the week that Finance Wales hosted the judging day for the Wales Responsible Business Awards 2017, Giles Thorley (Chief Executive, Finance Wales) reflects on the importance of responsible business. Finance Wales is proud to be a Member of Business in the Community Cymru. Our membership...
 Mark Wakefield, Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs Manager, IBM UK

How IBM and Stop the Traffik are taking on the traffickers with technology

9 December 2016 - 11:41am
On International Human Rights Day, Mark Wakefield, Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs Manager, IBM UK explains how the company has been helping to prevent human trafficking through its support of Stop the Traffik. Stop the Traffik has launched the...

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