Business against Poverty to launch ethical values-added training courses

Trowbridge based charity People against Poverty’s business arm Business against Poverty (BaP) has laucnhed the BaP Business Skills Academy to stage learning and development training programmes with etchical values at their core.  Read more Continue reading

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BathCan (Bath Christian Action Network) showcase the launch of Business against Poverty’s Skills Academy.

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Gold Member The House wins double award

Congratulations to Business against Poverty Gold Members The House who have won 2 major awards at The Transform Awards! They won silver for their work with the branding of the Special Olympics GB in the Best use of a Visual Property category and their work with Norton Radstock College saw them pick up a bronze for Best External Stakeholder Relations during a re-brand.

The House uses brand skills to help to build a thriving business for their clients – one that has big vision, highly motivated employees, passionately loyal customers and fans in the media. All of us at Business against Poverty are delighted to see their hard work recognised.

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BaP launches Business Skills Academy


Business against Poverty (BaP) is delighted to announce the launch of our second major initiative this year: the BaP Business Skills Academy – for professional learning & development, delivering training programmes with a difference, and with ethical business practice a core theme throughout the series.

The BaP Business Skills Academy has been developed by a group of BaP members who are training professionals, and is aimed at member and non-member businesses, with preferential rates for our members.

Headed up by Dr Sally Vanson (The Performance Solution Ltd), Nina Lovatt (HT Training & Coaching), Alex Morgan (True North GB Ltd) and Ali Stewart (Ali Stewart & Co Ltd), the Academy will offer training for a series of business disciplines, whilst incorporating ethical values. Topics already scheduled include: Business Improvement Projects, Building Your Business Reputation Online and a Neuro-Linguistic Programming Foundation Course over four sessions leading to certification. Short breakfast “taster” briefings will provide an overview, which will then be followed by a full or half day training course at a later date.

Chief Executive Officer, Val Huxley, commented: “For some time we’ve run ad hoc professional development sessions and it became apparent that, not only is there a desire within our membership for business training and skills development, but that we have some highly-qualified and inspiring trainers in our midst.  Harnessing their talents to formalise a learning and development arm for BaP is a natural – and very exciting – next step. Many businesses offer similar products and services – it’s the skills of their people that make the difference. We want to help businesses become more competitive whilst making profit for collective value. Funds generated from the BaP Business Skills Academy provide revenue for our charity, give the trainers some exposure and offer incredible value for the delegates – it’s an absolute win-win for all parties.“

Our first breakfast briefing takes place 11 June 2014 at Bailbrook House Hotel. For further information about the briefings and courses, or to book, go to the Events page or contact us on 01225 541269.

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Launch of new BA postcode project

Receiving support from business members, People against Poverty (PaP) has reached a landmark point in the charity’s growth this month as it launches its first ever UK project, which will be based within the BA postcode region.  Read more

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Devision join as Platinum Partner

We are delighted to announce that IT supply and support specialists Devision have joined Business against Poverty as a Platinum Partner and Headline Sponsor and will also be looking after all of our IT needs.

What’s more as a company they have also decided  to sponsor a young girl in Nepal, giving her access to all the basics in life; food, education, clothing and medical care. Heres what they have to say :

“Devision is committed to social responsibility, and also sponsors a child; a tangible way of improving the life of another. We believe, that giving a little can contribute much to those in need, and to the moral landscape and success of how we operate as a business.”

It never fails to inspire us when we meet like minded ethical businesses and we would like to thank Devision for coming on board and we look forward to our partnership!

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Claire Stringer – April 2014

Congratulations this month go out to  Claire Stringer, founder and owner of Gooseberry Bush Nurseries. Continue reading

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