Chris and Pippa

Sobell House – May News Update

Welcome to our May update, which I hope finds you well. It’s good to see restrictions starting to ease, family and friends being able to meet outside, and the joy this brings.

Adrian Sell

The B4 NEXUS Webinar hosted by Adrian Sell

B4 NEXUS webinars give local charities, social enterprises and up and coming businesses the opportunity to tell us more about what they do and how they work. They’re also an opportunity to hear from experts with advice for third sector organisations to help them develop and flourish.

B4 Community Building Day

B4 Community Building Day

It’s B4 Community Building Day at B4. So we’re highlighting some recent and not so recent articles and press releases posted by B4 members over the past year or so.

B4 NEXUS - Your opportunity To Show You Support

B4 NEXUS – Your opportunity to support

Responsible businesses recognise that they have a part to play in nurturing the wider business community. Our B4 NEXUS programme gives B4 Members the opportunity to provide B4 Member benefits to charities, social enterprises, co-ops, fair trade organisations, start-ups and small businesses or sole traders. Not only do B4 NEXUS Members benefit from the B4… Read More »

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The Oxfordshire business community is close-knit; we’re brought together in a big way by the B4 organisation and all of the Oxfordshire businesses that support it and each other.

Employee Volunteering Best Practice Guide

Employee Volunteering Best-Practice Guide

Employee volunteering provides significant benefits to businesses and employees, as well as having a significant impact on charities and at the heart of local communities. Some of the professional skills employers and staff might take for granted are priceless to charities and community organisations – according to the NCVO almanac, the value of volunteering is estimated at £22.6bn per year.

Work Experience Students

Work Experience Best-Practice Guide

Work experience is a placement offered by an employer on their premises, during which school or college students carry out tasks more or less as an employee would. The placement can last for a week or longer, and includes an emphasis on the learning aspects of the experience.

Aspire trainees

Best Practice Guide to Open and Inclusive Recruitment

A step-by-step guide for Oxfordshire employers to unlock potential through diverse recruitment. This guide is designed to support you to adapt your organisation’s recruitment practices in order to access talented and motivated candidates from disadvantaged groups – to help you reach the widest possible pool of talent. These include ex-offenders; young people who are ‘NEET’… Read More »

Allen Associates OX5 run

Best Practice Guide to Long-Term Charity Partnerships

Whilst many businesses support charities on an occasional basis or via a ‘Charity of the Year’ initiative, some choose to build deeper and more permanent relationships with a particular cause. When done well, this partnering can see a business involved in a charity’s strategic direction, sharing skills, knowledge and networks on an ongoing basis.

Finders Keepers staff walk in aid of the British Heart Foundation

Best Practice Guide to Charity of the Year Initiatives

About Charity of the Year initiatives are popular with businesses wanting to back different causes regularly. The business typically chooses a different charity to support each year, offering staff volunteering time, sponsorship and fundraising support. But how do businesses know they are providing the help that charities really need? This guide looks at how your… Read More »

Nexus Webinar Series with Mark Beard

NEXUS Webinar Series with Mark Beard, Richard Venables, Jayne Woodley and Grant Hayward

Join us for the first in a series of NEXUS webinars where we will hear from Mark Beard, Patron of NEXUS and High Sheriff in Nomination for shrieval year commencing April 2022, former High Sheriff, Richard Venables, Jayne Woodley of OCF and Grant Hayward, who is well known to businesses across both organisations and will remain proactively involved in the future development of NEXUS.

Blending the best of both for everyone

Blending the best of both for everyone

In the Chinese New Year, 2020 is the year of rat and whilst the rat might perhaps not be everyone’s favourite little animal it is one whose determination might inspire many of us as we look to achieve our organisational goals for the new decade ahead.