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ROQ Birthday Celebrations

Virtual birthday party gives lift-off to fund-raising balloon race!

On the 30th June 2021, Lancashire-based software testing consultancy ROQ celebrated its 12th birthday with a virtual birthday party doubled up as a fundraising event for Trinity Hospice, Blackpool. ROQ is an organisation built on a strong set of core values, which underpin everything it does from ensuring its employees are happy at work and …

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Preparing young people for the future of work

Every career starts with that first job opportunity. For young people across the country, finding a job has become increasingly more difficult since the coronavirus outbreak. And for those with learning difficulties and learning disabilities, the challenge of finding a job existed long before the pandemic.  Nick Holden, Managing Director at NexusProtect, is keen to …

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Social Impact

Has Your Business Discovered the Real Value of Creating a Social Impact?

Now more than ever, our relationships are our most important asset. In 2020, people spent their money at local businesses, delivered food packages to their vulnerable neighbours, and reached out to loved ones who were struggling to cope. While each small act of kindness may seem trivial, when combined on a global scale they create …

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Gavin Tweedie

Gavin Tweedie announced as Chair of Scotland NetZero Community

Following the successful launch of the Scottish NetZero Community in late 2020 the experienced international entrepreneur, Gavin Tweedie, has been appointed as the first chair. Gavin’s role will be to grow the community, build partnerships and ensure Scottish businesses are provided with the support to reduce their carbon footprint and increase their competitiveness. Giving Back …

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City Giving Day

City Giving Day Celebrates Charity and Philanthropy

London city workers are being asked to celebrate their firms’ community and volunteering initiatives this year by taking part in online and offline activities as part of The Lord Mayor’s Appeal’s City Giving Day 2020. The annual event, this year on Tuesday 22 September 2020, celebrates the value of the City to society and shows …

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Charity Commission

Charity Commission Revitalises £32 Million From Dormant Trusts

Future funding is today announced for a programme that takes funds lying dormant in the accounts of inactive or ineffective charities and puts them to good use. The programme is managed by the Charity Commission and the charity UK Community Foundations, with funding from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).  It was …

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online communication

Where is the Value of Online Communication for Charities?

Charity organisations, just like any other business, rely on spreading awareness and generating interest in a brand. If you want to receive more donations, attract more volunteers, and generate support from your local community, it’s essential you get your name out there. Why does online communication prove so important for growing your charity? Expanding Your …

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social impact

Could Your Organisation Make a More Positive Social Impact?

In the current climate, ignoring corporate social responsibility isn’t an option for any organisation. Rather than focusing on financial profit alone, businesses everywhere are being held accountable and responsible for their environmental, social, and economic impacts. Integrating a CSR strategy into core operations has proven a great way to keep your organisation accountable, committed, and …

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National Emergencies Trust

National Emergencies Trust Launches Coronavirus Appeal

The National Emergencies Trust (NET) has launched an appeal to help those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Following a string of national emergencies from terror attacks to Grenfell, the Charity Commission decided to bring people together from the charity sector in an attempt to find a better way to respond to national emergencies. This, in …

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