Focusing on Responsible Business & Community Building, this Digest covers the great work businesses are doing to be a force for good for their employees, local communities, and economy. Featuring B4 Members such as Howbery Park, Stagecoach, Mantle, Oxford Brookes University and many more!
In this issue our lead article focuses on Owen Mumford who, as a global leader in the design, manufacture and advancement of medical devices, has set a target to achieve net zero by 2045 in alignment with the recommendations of the 2015 Paris Agreement.
NHS Employ-Ability is a Harlow based charity that are trying to swing the balance of power to good during the pandemic. This is our story of how we have worked with local employers to help people living with mental health illness to get into and retain work in Essex and beyond.
Leading housing association Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing (MTVH) has won a coveted WhatHouse? award. The housing association, whose shared ownership brand SO Resi is behind the SO Resi Maidenhead development, was crowned ‘Silver’ in the Housing Association of the Year category during this year’s ceremony which took place at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Friday 19th November. MTVH was commended for its innovative approach to raising awareness of shared ownership and improving its customer experience.
Venturefest Oxford is set to return on Thursday 25 November, bringing together the county’s greatest minds in discussion as to how the county’s ‘world-class ecosystem’ can remain at the forefront of enterprise, innovation, development of cutting-edge technology and new industries.
Howbery Business Park is a finalist at The Business Magazine Thames Valley Property Awards in the Business and Science Park Innovation category. Our entry focused on our work to create a sustainable environment, and our biodiversity and environmental programmes. The winners of the awards will be announced on Thursday 9 December.
Oxfordshire county councillors are to scrutinise services that radically improve safeguarding outcomes for children and their families, and that are also designed to reduce demands and costs for the council, at the People Overview and Scrutiny Committee at County Hall on Thursday 11 November.
Following former Rugby World Cup winner Steve Thompson’s diagnosis of early-onset dementia at 42 and probable chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), and a number of NFL and rugby league players facing a similar prognosis, a new research study explores the experiences of family members of former athletes with CTE.