Social enterprise Business against Poverty joins forces with Inspire

By Anita Jaynes on 11 January, 2016

Business against Poverty has teamed up with Inspire to strengthen support for business growth within the region.

Both organisations offer inspiring opportunities for businesses to meet through creative networking opportunities and high quality seminars, many of which are subsidised or offered free of charge.

What sets this partnership apart is its focus on sustainable business practice.  As the economic climate evolves, businesses are increasingly required to demonstrate their focus on social purpose, corporate social responsibility, and ethical practice.

Many businesses support a charity and as these decisions can be difficult, it often results in piecemeal support or no effective support at all.

Do you support a local cause or an international charity? where is the greater need? These are just some of the questions businesses are now being required to answer.

Business against Poverty answers these questions and is unique in leading the way  as an ethical social enterprise for the UK business community.

Through membership of Business against Poverty, members receive:

  • Ready-made corporate social responsibility statements which help companies align their values and aspirations with ethical business practice.
  • An accredited kite-mark which is the BaP logo which is becoming recognised as a symbol of trust and alignment with strong community values and support.
  • investment in many poverty relief projects, run by BaP’s front-line charity People against Poverty, at home in Wiltshire and  internationally in areas of extreme need.  This approach encourages sustainability and helps stabilise communities, countries and economies world-wide.

The future is also bright for Inspire and the local business community with substantial funds being injected from European sources in 2016.  As part of this, local business strategies will be expected to contain an ethical policy and this is where Business against Poverty can be on hand to help.

Elaine Harvey, head of client relationships at Inspire, said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with Business against Poverty to work with local businesses looking to grow and contribute to both the local and global economy.

“There is so much support available, both ethical and practical. Inspire and BaP have a wealth of expertise on offer.”

Expertise on marketing, accounting, strategy and legal advice is also available through the Inspire Team.  If you would like to find out more about what support is available for your business, contact the team on 01225 355553 or e-mail