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Business: a force for good

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I think I get my work ethic from my dad. He died when I was eleven years old. He was an engineer and had his own business. He showed me how important family is, and he really enjoyed what he did. He was a worker and I can’t imagine not working.

Joanne

QHSE Manager

It has to be fun and it has to pay its way. Apart from that, there are no rules.

Mandy

Owner, Poppyland

My company is ExpHand. We make three prosthetic products that can grow with someone’s body. Using 3D printers, we can manufacture on the go, on demand. Anywhere in the world, so long as you’ve got a plug socket.

Kate

CEO, ExpHand Prosthetics

It’s not an easy job opening up a shop in challenging economic times, and that’s before you even factor in the daily childcare juggle! But each time a child walks into ChocoLit for a book recommendation, or pops in to tell us how much they enjoyed their new book, it makes it all worthwhile. We value each and every interaction with our wonderful customers, many of whom I now regard as friends. I am delighted to be able to offer retail experience and training to my staff and look forward to building a bigger, stronger team so that we can help even more children discover the joy of reading. And the best thing thing of all is that we already feel like an integral part of the community, regularly hosting Storytimes and Readalouds for local schools and nurseries.

Business
A Force for Good

The biggest and most effective employment provider in the UK is the private sector. By creating and providing jobs which bring people out of poverty, offering training to help people fulfil their potential, and funding public sector jobs by paying taxes, businesses offer an economic and social infrastructure for the country and help reduce poverty. Download our latest research factbook that makes the case for business as a force for good.
In early June, the Jobs Foundation held its first live podcasting event, where we welcomed Charlie Gilkes, co-founder of Inception Group, as our guest speaker.
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