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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Building new models of prosperity to turn the tide on environmental destruction

21 November 2018 - 3:51pm
Discover our pledge to help turn waste to wealth and sign up to our Waste to Wealth commitment >> Gudrun Cartwright, Business in the Community's Environment Director, on why we need to work...

Men Leading by Example - International Men's Day 2018

19 November 2018 - 10:14am
Do you consider yourself to be a role model? The term ‘role model’ is commonly defined as someone worth imitating, based on their character or success. On the surface, a role model seems like an obviously positive concept – something to aspire to be, someone to look up to.  However, in recent...
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Equal Lives: At home and at work

7 November 2018 - 11:55am
Read the full findings of our Equal Lives report  >> The Equal Lives report published today, in partnership with Santander, has found that men want more support from...

On World Tsunami Awareness Day how businesses are taking responsibility for disaster relief

5 November 2018 - 7:09am
Click here to read the Business' Unique Contribition III report >> Today is World Tsunami Awareness Day. For many of us the moment we realised how deadly Tsunamis...

Budget 2018: Revitalising UK high streets could boost communities around the country

29 October 2018 - 5:55pm
Budget 2018:  Revitalising UK high streets could boost communities around the country In response to the Chancellor announcing plans to revitalise Britain’s high streets in today’s Budget, Andy Melia, head of place and impact at Business in the Community comments on the potential to boost...

Budget 2018: Investment in green spaces generates real business benefits

29 October 2018 - 5:37pm
Budget 2018:  Investment in green spaces generates real business benefits   In reponse to the Chancellor pledging £60m in spending to plant trees in both urban areas and the countryside in today’s Budget, Gudrun Cartwright, environment director at Business in the Community comments on how putting a...

Budget 2018: Apprenticeship levy needs more flexibility for small business to tackle skills gap

29 October 2018 - 5:01pm
In response to the Chancellor announcing more support for small businesses to recruit apprenticeships in today’s Budget, Rachael Saunders, education director at Business in the Community comments on the need for increased flexibility to enable them to tackle the UK's skills gaps. Rachael Saunders,...

Budget 2018: Plastic packaging tax should spur business on to turn their waste into wealth

29 October 2018 - 4:58pm
In response to the Chancellor announcing details on a new tax on plastic packaging containing less than 30% recyclable plastic in today’s Budget, Gudrun Cartwright, environment director at Business in the Community comments on the need for businesses to rethink their resources for the 21st century...

Budget 2018: Businesses must address the link between mental health, financial insecurity and productivity

29 October 2018 - 4:10pm
In response to the Chancellor announcing an increase in mental health spending in today’s Budget, Louise Aston, wellbeing director at Business in the Community comments on the need for businesses to focus on preventative measures and acknowledge the link between financial stress and poor mental...

The Race at Work Charter: Practical help to tackle racial barriers in the workplace

26 October 2018 - 3:49pm
Sandra Kerr OBE, Race Equality Director at Business in the Community, explains why the new Race at Work Charter is an important step towards improving outcomes for BAME employees   Today Business in the Community in partnership with the government is proud to be launching the Race at Work Charter,...

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