Mindful Sales

Article by Paul Durrant, proprietor of #ORBMember company PDT Sales Consultancy. As with anything in life, when you take a more minded approach to a task then ... Read More...

Why Companies Must Keep Workers’ Rights at the Heart of Their Organisations

Photo: Pexels Employment laws encompass everything from detailed employment contracts to a wide range of statutory rights, including equal pay, participation in trade union activities, and flexible working arrangements. All of this ... Read More...

Rushlight Summer Showcase

The Rushlight Summer Showcase takes place on Thursday 20 June 2019 at the Victory Services Club, 63-79 Seymour Street, London, W2 2HF.  It is THE marketplace that brings together cleantech developers ... Read More...

ORB is now a CIC

What is a CIC? Just to be clear, a C.I.C. is a Community Interest Company which is one of several legal entities for social enterprises. A CIC operates as a ... Read More...

We’ve slashed our membership rates!

We are delighted that we have been able to dramatically reduce ORB membership rates – not as a short-term special offer but permanently. And, of course, not just ... Read More...

Employee Well-being – a different approach to this important topic

Vicky Kelly of Butterfly Effect Coaching is an experienced and well-respected coach and trainer. But in 2016/17 she went through quite a transition. On a personal level, Vicky ... Read More...

Nail your colours to the mast!

This may be a very old phrase and, indeed, one that many people may not be familiar with, but it is certainly apt in relation to the request ... Read More...

Put purpose at the heart of your business

There are many ways that companies can put purpose at the heart of their business. Obviously not every company delivers direct services to the community, but nonetheless operating ... Read More...

Responsible Clothing Production in Africa – Where Does It Come From?

Where Does It Come From? Clothes with a transparent supply chain     Artcile by Jo Salter, Founder and CEO of #ORBmember Where Does it Come From? Our project (October 2018): www.crowdfunder.co.uk/african-tunics Our website: ... Read More...

Living The Values – ORBMember’s Own Social Impact Report

In the lastest of our guest-blogs, #ORBMember Adrian Ashton (who runs his own advice, consultancy and training business, see www.adrianashton.co.uk) describes how he does an annual review of ... Read More...

Signposts and Bridges (to being more Responsible and Ethical)

I am occasionally accused of being a little bit like a broken-record when it comes to talking about how easy it is to make simple and small changes ... Read More...

Nurture the rise of the ethical entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship continues to grow and an increasing number of people start their own business every year. With this trend likely to continue, it is important to help nurture ... Read More...

Social Enterprise: politically sexy but perhaps not picture perfect!

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE: Watch out for the elephant in the room..... Is social enterprise 'the solution?' Social enterprise is often described as the solution to the problems facing our communities. It ... Read More...

The cost-benefit of Health and Safety at Work

The cost-benefit analysis of Health and Safety at Work Last year, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) published a research report that examined the economic ... Read More...

Compliant with health & safety regulations?

Is your business complying with health & safety regulations? Health and safety regulations protect the wellbeing of employees and employers alike. If you’re an employer and not complying with ... Read More...

It was more of a Triple Whammy……!!

Double Whammy Networking is the fundraising arm of ORB, currently operational only in Southend* (but with plans to expand - see below.) DW events are ad hoc business ... Read More...

Improve employee health and wellbeing

7 changes to improve employee health and wellbeing   According to statistics from the UK Health & Safety Executive, over 27 million working days were lost to sickness and workplace-related ... Read More...

New technologies and business ethics

Using new technology to switch to a more responsible business ethic We often hear much lip service around ethics in business but what can actually be done as an ... Read More...

Can a paperless office improve workplace efficiency?

Keep up with the digital age and lose the paper mentality around the office and you will soon see that a paperless office can help improve workplace efficiency. Organising ... Read More...
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