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.

 

Together we can - Amanda Mackenzie CBE, speaks at the Responsible Business Awards 2019

12 July 2019 - 1:34pm
Amanda MacKenzie CBE and CEO of Business in the Community speaks at the responsible business event of the year, The Responsible Business Awards 2019 held at the Royal Albert Hall, London, on Tuesday 09 July 2019.  By working together, we can step up and meet any challenge. Together, we are...

Why financial wellbeing matters – and what can companies do to remove the barriers?

16 May 2019 - 12:01pm
Jeremy Milton and John Heseltine of Mercer discuss the journey ahead many organisations face to alleviate employees' cash concerns - and ultimately improve their own bottom-line figures Read about...

Bristol Waste to Wealth Summit brings business together to tackle environmental challenges

18 July 2019 - 8:00am
  Business in the Community - The Prince’s Responsible Business Network, brings together 100 national and South West business leaders at Waste to Wealth Summit to identify how they can work collectively to turn environmental awareness into action Marvin Rees, Lord Mayor of Bristol and Emma Howard...

​Head of Iceland Foods ‘which shows remarkable commitment’ to responsible business is new BITC Cymru ambassador

12 July 2019 - 4:55pm
Richard Walker, Managing Director of Deeside-based Iceland Foods, has been named Business in the Community (BITC) Cymru’s new Prince’s Responsible Business Ambassador for Wales. The Prince’s Responsible Business Ambassadors are chosen for their leadership in transforming their own businesses and...

Winners of the 2019 Business in the Community Responsible Business Awards announced

9 July 2019 - 8:36pm
​Boots UK scoops top prize as Responsible Business of the Year 12 companies won awards at the 2019 Business in the Community Responsible Business Awards Four new Prince’s Responsible Business Ambassadors announced This year’s Gala was in partnership with Lloyds Banking Group, Responsible Business...

Nine companies reach gold standard for being the most responsible in Wales

28 June 2019 - 9:00am
Wales’ most responsible businesses were recognised last night at Business in the Community (BITC) Cymru’s Wales Responsible Business Awards 2019 dinner. Read more.

Business resilience in focus - Responsible Business in Action

21 June 2019 - 9:00am
Small business is the backbone of the UK economy, making up most of the private sector and providing over 60% of total employment1. Business in the Community's Business Emergency Resilience Group (BERG), believes responsible businesses are resilient businesses. We help small businesses to be more...

Pride of Place: How Business in the Community is bringing together leaders in Blackpool

13 June 2019 - 3:55pm
Jo Valentine, of Business in the Community, on how networks are allowing those Born and Bred in the area to give something back to the seaside town Place in Focus – Responsible Business in Action...

Collective strength: How business and communities can work together through Place-based working

13 June 2019 - 12:00pm
Kirstie Mackey, of Barclays UK, on how collaboration between businesses and other stakeholders can create thriving economies – and the steps the bank is undertaking to achieve this Meet Business in the Community's...

Understand, define, agree and set up: the four steps to delivering a place-based approach

12 June 2019 - 1:56pm
Place in Focus: Uniting businesses to create thriving communities   How well do you know your community and the people who live there? Do you know what is important to the people who live...

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