Building Lives “an outstanding and clear winner” at the Building Awards 2014

arc social enterprise Building Lives has been revealed as a 2014 Building Awards winner, receiving the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) Training Initiative of the Year.

The awards showcase the best the building industry has to offer, recognising large and small organisations involved with outstanding building projects and shaping the future of construction.  

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arc Social Enterprise Case Studies for Responsible Business Week 2014

This week, 31 March - 04 April, is Business in the Community’s 'Responsible Business Week', the UK’s largest annual conversation about responsible business. Every day we will be sharing examples of responsible business in practise, from arc social enterprises.

Today’s story is from Circle Sports, a sports shop that helps local young people who are not in employment, education or training to get into permanent employment and apprenticeship schemes. 

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“Thanks to responsible business Circle Sports and Bikeworks were connected which enabled me to get training and then a full time job.” Donovan, 22, Circle Cycles Manager, Circle Sports, London

 

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arc Social Enterprise Case Studies for Responsible Business Week 2014

This week, 31 March - 04 April, is Business in the Community’s 'Responsible Business Week', the UK’s largest annual conversation about responsible business. Every day we will be sharing examples of responsible business in practise, from arc social enterpises. 


Today’s story is from Action Acton, a social enterprise giving West Londoners access to education, employment and enterprise support.

Follow the conversation on twitter with the hashtag #RBWeek

"Thanks to responsible business, my business has grown from strength to strength and I am financially independent." Sarah Baulch, Founder , ReVampit, Acton

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Sarah Baulch, ReVampit

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arc Social Enterprise Case Studies for Responsible Business Week 2014

This week, 31 March - 04 April, is Business in the Community’s 'Responsible Business Week', the UK’s largest annual conversation about responsible business. Every day we will be sharing examples of responsible business in practise, from arc social enterprises.

Today’s story is from Bounce Back, a social enterprise that works to end the cycle of reoffending by providing training and employment to ex offenders. 

Follow the conversation on twitter with the hashtag #RBWeek

"Thanks to a responsible business, I have a job I really enjoy and I’m staying out of trouble". George, 39, Site Supervisor, previously at Bounce Back, London

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arc Social Enterprise Case Studies for Responsible Business Week 2014

This week, 31 March - 04 April, is Business in the Community’s 'Responsible Business Week', the UK’s largest annual conversation about responsible business. Every day we will be sharing examples of responsible business in practise, from arc social enterpises.

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Today’s story is from Healthy Planet, a social enterprise that benefits communities using a mixture of common sense and community spirit. 

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arc Social Enterprise Case Studies for Responsible Business Week 2014

Blue Sky

“Thanks to a responsible business I have moved on from my criminal record, found work for the first time and now have the chance to succeed and make my family proud” Greg, 45, Customer Services Assistant, Blue Sky, London

Blue Sky provides alternative agency labour for local authorities and commercial contractors, in grounds maintenance, waste management, distribution, laundry and catering contracts. Blue Sky only employs ex-offenders, providing them with real jobs and support that breaks the cycle of re-offending and challenges perceptions about ex-offenders.

arc connected Blue Sky to Deloitte, an arc Founding Partner. Through their Social Innovation Pioneers Programme, Deloitte has been instrumental in helping Blue Sky develop a catering placement scheme in the Deloitte restaurant. Greg was one of the first people to be placed and worked full time as a Customer Services Assistant for Blue Sky. He has since progressed further and is now a Blue Sky Supervisor working on a grounds maintenance team in Southwark. Without the backing of such responsible businesses, it would not be possible for Blue Sky to deliver the level of social impact it achieves.

 To find out more about Blue Sky, please visit their website at www.blueskydevelopment.co.uk 

GiveMeTap iOS and Android app launches!

The brilliant social enterprise GiveMeTap offers a lifetime of free tap water from participating cafes, restaurants and bars with the one off purchase of an aluminium water bottle, the proceeds of which fund amazing projects in Africa. 

 

Now, in order to help you locate participating establishments nearby, GiveMeTap have launched Android and iOS apps. Not only that, but if you download their app, screenshot the download screen and send it to GiveMeTap, they’ll give you 15% off a brand new bottle!

You can download the apps here (iOS) and here (Android). Drink water, do good. 

Financial forecasting: easy as pie

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Renaisi are commissioned by the public, private and voluntary sectors to deliver contracts that improve disadvantaged communities, such as parent and family support programmes, neighbourhood planning and support for jobseekers. With their new financial forecasting model and training the team can navigate their income streams to make accurate projections, helping them to get new business contracts. 

“Jason has been amazing helping us with our forecast model.  He has produced something so useful, I can hardly express how grateful we are to have had his input. I wish we had done this a year ago.”

Nicola Doherty, Director, Renaisi

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Nicola Doherty, Renaisi

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