Business against Poverty (BaP) is a local community of business people who care about the issues of poverty and ethical standards. They are taking action through their charity People against Poverty, based in Trowbridge.
Each month we profile one of their members to find out more about them and why they support BaP. This December BaP interviewed Jon Evans, founder and CEO of Chippenham firm Devision. The company is a leading provider of IT supply and support services working across the south west.
What motivates you?
Problem solving for customers is at the core of our service and the biggest motivator. We are presented with varied and unpredictable challenges on a day-to-day basis from customers operating in a range of industries. We enjoy the challenge of finding new ways to deliver on their requirements.
What is your business philosophy?
We want to delight our customers and deliver exceptional service but we always remain grounded. I’ve always maintained an open relationship with our customers, which has paid dividends over the years. Our business comes from their loyalty and recommendation of our work and our approach, the ultimate compliment.
Who do you admire the most?
I admire Duncan Bannatyne – he left school at 15 with no qualifications and purchased an ice cream van for £450. From that ice cream van he built his empire which amasses £430 million to date. I admire his straight-talking style and hard nose for an opportunity. However, his OBE is for his charitable works – where his involvement is varied and committed.
What would be your advice to anyone wondering if their business could benefit from joining Business against Poverty?
Supporting BaP appeals to Devision because they are a local, approachable charity where we can see our support in action. BaP are so passionate about their cause, their investment of energy makes supporting them a simple decision. If you want to help your local community as well as the less fortunate then BaP is the right choice for you.
Visit Devision online at: www.devision.co.uk
To find out more about Business against Poverty visit: www.businessagainstpoverty.com or call 01225 718920