Simon Pitkeathley CEO at Camden Town Unlimited, a Business Improvement District (BID), writes about the unacknowledged role businesses often play in their communities. He is not talking about the large multi-nationals and their Corporate Social Responsibility departments, but rather the local, independent businesses that are a vital component of a community.
When we hear that phrase we tend to think about the bosses of FTSE-100 companies, quarterly performance reports, and iconic clusters like Canary Wharf and the Square Mile. Yet the UK’s business community is far more diverse. What’s more, companies don’t necessarily need to have massive economies of scale and huge corporate investment programmes to ‘do good’; good can be achieved by businesses large and small, through partnership working and the sharing of ideas.