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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A festive message from Business in the Community Scotland Director, Alan Thornburrow

20 December 2018 - 11:59am
As we all wind down towards the festive season, head our separate ways and take time to be with our loved ones, I wanted to share a few thoughts with you and give you a heads up on our plans for early in the new year. Firstly, let me wish you all a very Merry Christmas and all every success in 2019...
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2018 has shown what the combined strength of our Membership can achieve!

19 December 2018 - 3:35pm
Nick Diamond, Business in the Community's Membership Engagement Director, on why 2018 was an exciting year for the Responsible Business agenda and how it demonstrated the power and positive effects that strength in numbers provides We've seen an astonishing 78 new members join Business in the...
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BITC's response to UK Government’s Resources and Waste Strategy

18 December 2018 - 12:29pm
Gudrun Cartwright, Environment Director, Business in the Community, responds to the the publication of the UK Government’s Resources and Waste Strategy.   Today marks the launch of the long awaited Resources and Waste Strategy. Following hot on the heels of...
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Now it's time to make Waste to Wealth a reality - the next steps

10 December 2018 - 2:55pm
Sign the Waste to Wealth Commitment today and join the movement >>  Stephen Farrant, Director of Sustainability & Innovation, Business in the Community, discusses what...
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The importance of Place-based approaches to community development

6 December 2018 - 4:28pm
To get involved, or for further information about Business in the Community's Place strategy or the...

Reflections on an eventful year at Business in the Community's AGM

6 December 2018 - 1:27pm
Business in the Communities 2018 AGM took place on Thursday 6 December 2018 Read more.

Support to help businesses Inspire, Hire & Grow with veterans

5 December 2018 - 9:00am
A new and simple guide to help more businesses in Wales employ Ex-Armed Forces personnel will be launched today Read more.
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Building business resilience through carbon neutrality

3 December 2018 - 3:14pm
Stuart Lemmon, Managing Director, Carbon Clear (part of the EcoAct Group) and member of Business in the Community writes of the business benefits of being carbon neutral Read more about Net Zero Carbon...

How PwC is Going Circular

26 November 2018 - 12:00am
Full details of the Going Circular programme is available in PwC's Lessons Learned document >> Bridget Jackson, PwC’s Corporate Sustainability Director, describes how PwC’s Going Circular programme has delivered tangible...

Major brands sign “Waste to Wealth” Commitment at Summit attended by HRH The Prince of Wales

22 November 2018 - 12:13am
Business in the Community – The Prince’s Responsible Business Network will challenge business to reduce waste or turn waste into wealth to prevent catastrophic climate change at the Waste to Wealth Summit, held today. Read more.


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