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, what motivates them and why they support BaP. This time we interviewed Bill Huxley, founder of Business against Poverty. Like all the other Business against Poverty members Bill pays his membership to the organisation through his company Destiny Life Counselling.
What motivates you?
In a nutshell, people. I have a strong sense of humanity for my fellow travellers in life. I am motivated by compassion for others in particular those who live on the edge. Some people are better equipped for the journey than others due to their good fortune. Some equipped or otherwise will find themselves in circumstances beyond their control.
What is your business philosophy?
Above all to make a positive difference, life is short and life without meaning is no life at all. Positive purpose has a higher value then financial gain. With this in mind you will never be poor.
Who do you admire the most?
To be honest there is not a single person who I admire the most, I have admired many.
Some in history, some who are contemporaries and some who have held their hand out to me in times of need. Three men have made a big impact on me Martin Luther King (Jr) , Nelson Mandela and the great Muhammad Ali. They all fought prejudice including slavery, they all made great sacrifices, underpinned by their faith and they all made an everlasting impact on the word.
There are also two great living Christian female missionaries who inspired me in my charity work. Heidi Baker in Mozambique working with poverty and Jackie Pullinger in Hong Kong who I had the privilege of working with on a short missionary trip. Both women are giants for humanity.
What would be your advice to anyone wondering if their business could benefit from joining Business against Poverty?
I founded Business against Poverty on the values I have expressed above. All the evidence indicates that businesses with a purpose who contribute to society are more sustainable, more profitable, and make by far greater employers.
Those who carry the logo are proud to be members of a great and inspiring community. Don’t hesitate subscribe at the level you can afford, join today.
To find out more about Business against Poverty visit: www.businessagainstpoverty.com
Pictured above: Bill Huxley, founder of Business against Poverty