Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Creating Reliable and Responsible Content

There appears to be an increasing trend amongst business owners currently where ethical and responsible practice is just as important as the bottom line. Protecting the environment and decreasing gender pay gaps are just a couple of issues presently playing a part in a company’s decision making process. As consumers are seemingly placing more importance […]

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 business but has an underlying remit to operate for a social purpose. Additionally, CICs have an asset lock which means all assets must be used […]

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 to new members but to existing members too. The starting point for ORB membership is now only £35 per annum, down from £120 per annum plus VAT. […]

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 ethically and responsibly and making a concerted effort to support people – your people, the local community and society at large – is something every organisation can […]

Valuable Insight, Valuable Approach, Valuable Book!

In the latest of our guest-posts, fellow #ORBMember Mike Jennings (of Jennings of Garsington Ltd) explains what prompted him to write a book all about how he has developed a highly valuable manner of business operation that is not just valuable in the sense of financial success but is also valuable in the much highly-important […]

Elise Groulx Diggs: Lawyers must be creative and innovative

Further to ORB’s media-partner status of the Modern Slavery & Human Rights in Supply Chain Conference being held in London on 19-20 April, we wanted to feature a news release that Front Group, the organiser of the conference, has just released: Guest Blog: By Danial Naqvi of Front Group In a recent interview with Front […]

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 to one’s SME business that can have a hugely impactful difference to the planet! Sorry, but I’m not sorry! I make no apology for my repetition of […]

Take time out to celebrate success!

The pace of business can be unrelenting, can’t it? We’re all so busy dashing from one meeting to the next, worrying about the bank reconciliation to the next VAT payment, bending over backwards to do a great job on time and within budget for those all-important-customers, whilst balancing the need for sustainability of the business […]

Responsible Reputation leads to Business Book Publication

We’re always really keen to feature any success that our ORB Members have in their business endeavours. So we were thrilled to hear that Jacqui Burke from Flourishing People, a business specialising in management, leadership and governance training, had been approached to write a book about her experiences in Early Years education business. Here she […]

Sustainable Development Goals…

Have you heard of the Sustainable Development Goals? No? You’re definitely not alone! But, in our humble opinion, you should know about them! And Jade Advisory Ltd, who are one of our lovely #ORBMembers, also feel pretty strongly about this. They’ve written a blog explaining why small and medium companies should care about the Sustainable […]