BITC’s AGM 2010 and Leadership Summit

Business in the Community’s (BITC) AGM takes place on Thursday 2 December in London.

The AGM will culminate in a Leadership Summit to share the findings of a consultation with BITC’s senior business leaders and leadership teams on what they see as the as the opportunities and barriers to business supporting the Government’s ‘Big Society’ vision, as well as the incentives that would be most powerful in prompting more action.

BITC has 28 years of experience of proving the benefits and the business case for tackling social problems, but are also fully aware of the difficulties and barriers businesses face that stop them from doing more. BITC will share what it has learnt through this consultation with their President, members and a senior member of the Cabinet and define the recommendations for all parties that they believe will support businesses to do more to help turn the aspiration of a big society into a reality.

BITC invited us to ‘Amplify’  their event so that other businesses can access the learnings shared at this event.

If you are using social media tools to report on the day remember the hashtag is:

#BITCsummit

Whole event – all posts

by , 03/12/10 6:28pm
Business in the Community’s (BITC) AGM and Leadership Summit The results of BITCs consultation and survey on business engagement in local communities, a central theme in the Government’s Big Society agenda, were announced at Business in the Community’s (BITC) AGM and Leadership Summit. The consultation and survey combined received responses from the UK’s most senior […]

Rt Hon David Cameron MP – the Prime Minister

by , 03/12/10 6:18pm
(For full event – click here) Prince William was inspiring at the FIFA bid, says PM David Cameron. He shook many hands, tried to persuade people to the very end… “you must never not try to get something because you fear failure.” “Ever since becoming PM I have wanted to make a speech about the […]

HRH, The Prince of Wales

by , 03/12/10 6:12pm
HRH the Prince of Wales: “Thank you for joining us – even through this snow – for my 25th AGM. You have been long suffering to put up with me – if you want to get rid of me please say so!’ HRH chaired his first meeting of the BITC at Lloyds Bank 25 years […]

Mark Price, the new Chair of BITC

by , 03/12/10 6:10pm
HRH The Prince of Wales thanks Sir Stuart Rose for his leadership during his time as Chairman of BITC: “thank you Sir Stuart Rose for all you have done for BITC. The skills you acquired at M&S…. you have brought to BITC. I would like to thank (him) most warmly for everything he has done….” […]

Amanda Sourry, Unilever

by , 03/12/10 6:08pm
“We need to grow differently – we are consuming resources faster that the planet can replenish them” {based on WWF figures} If we all consumed at the rate of the UK we would need 3 planets… we only have one. Amanda Sourry, Unilever, spelled out how they are putting sustainability at the heart of their […]

About Business in the Community

by , 01/12/10 8:05pm
We stand for responsible business We are a business-led charity with a growing membership of 850 companies, from large multinational household names to small local businesses and public sector organisations. We advise, support and challenge our members to create a sustainable future for people and the planet and to improve business performance. Our members work with […]

In his Business in the Community AGM address on Thursday 3 December 2009, Sir Stuart Rose, Chairman of BITC and Executive Chairman of Marks & Spencer, stressed that the scale of the challenge to meet the urgent demands to improve UK skills, nurture talent and combat climate change could only be met through the collaborative action of the UKs business leaders, large and small. read more

Stephen Howard, CEO, Business in the Community

by , 01/12/10 6:20pm
The results of BITCs consultation and survey on business engagement in local communities, a central theme in the Government’s Big Society agenda, were announced at Business in the Community’s (BITC) AGM and Leadership Summit. The consultation and survey combined received responses from the UK’s most senior business leaders – from small and local businesses to […]