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Britain’s leading businesses, business leaders & social enterprises are finalists for the 2014 National Business Awards
Exceptional leaders transform. Harriet Green, voted Leader of the Year in 2013 for her turnaround of Thomas Cook, inspired the theme of ‘the transformational leader’ for 2014 . The idea was developed in partnership with Ashridge Business School to select five exemplary transformers for this year’s award.
Britain needs constant gardeners who aspire to deliver best in show results, writes Alex Evans
A good gardener creates the conditions for growth, constantly monitors what is growing, nurtures the most promising shoots and uproots anything that might suffocate them. Every business needs a good gardener, someone who...
A new award for founders of all ages celebrates those helping Britain to become a more entrepreneurial nation
It’s official; Britain is less entrepreneurial than Sweden. Despite a British start-up boom, with 526,446 new business registrations in 2013, the UK was ranked 14th in the Global Entrepreneurship and...
Alex Evans asks if unemployable entrepreneurs are qualified to be employers
Addressing over 1,000 entrepreneurs at Accelerate 2013 in June, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said he was “completely unemployable”. Some of Britain’s most successful entrepreneurs have either boasted or admitted that they are also unemployable. These dynamic, driven,...
The NBA talks to IHG about how it has engaged customers, staff and communities in its brand values
Last month, the NBA explored the impact of Corporate Citizenship on the bottom line. This month, as part of a focus on excellence in employee engagement, the NBA talked to Matthew...
Judges share insights on how to win with Corporate Citizenship at Business4Better UK
The legacy of the financial crisis and the collapse of major high street retailers is a loss of confidence and trust in business. Those restoring that confidence and trust have realised that business needs a...
People are fascinated by the judging process. Just look at some of the big TV ratings winners of recent years - Strictly Come Dancing, X Factor, Masterchef, The Apprentice, even Dragon’s Den. They all involve an expert panel judging a group of contenders.
Sustainability is a culture of improvement that focuses on every area of commercial impact and measures it against a triple bottom line of people, profit and planet.
From energy management to supply chain risk and talent development to reputational risk, the organisations most committed to sustainability are motivated by...