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Community Engagement

Creating jobs and vibrant communities by supporting small local businesses.

Industry and the economy has changed extensively in Britain and while some areas of the UK have benefited, many local communities have suffered with unemployment, loss of local businesses, as well as declining standards and aspirations.

Our ambition is for business to remove barriers to small and medium-sized enterprises, helping them grow and create jobs leading to sustainable local economies and vibrant communities

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Brick Lane, where anti-gentrification protests have disrupted local businesses. Image by Chas B, licenced under Creative Commons 2.0

Eight ways your business can take action on enterprise

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Support and advise small buisinesses to help them grow.

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Improve your payment terms for SME's and adopt the practice of paying on time.

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Encourage your partners and other businesses you work with to adopt postive working practices with small businesses.

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Source your products and services from local businesses.

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Offer feedback on tenders from small businesses so they know what to do next time. Sponsor a local networking organisation or organise a small business networking event. Make a public pledge about your commitment to SME's, demonstrating and influencing responsible business Measure the impact of your interaction with SME's and how small businesses have performed.

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Business leaders on a Seeing is Believing visit about water management The Prince's Dairy Initaitive

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arc connects social enterprises with businesses to share expertise and innovation, leading to employment opportunities and regenerating local communities.
 

Healthy High Streets

Revitalising the UK's high streets to create jobs an support local economic regeneration.
 

 

Rural Communities

Business in the Community passionately believes in the value of thriving rural communities and the preservation of a sustainable British countryside for future generations to live and work in.

The Prince's Dairy Initiative

Supported by business, this initiative helps bring the dairy sector together to improve efficiency and take practical action to support the sustainability of a diverse British dairy industry.
 

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