Oxfordshire business leaders with an appetite for building competitive advantage through community engagement and charitable giving are invited to join the former managing director of John Lewis turned mayoral candidate, Andy Street, for an inspiring breakfast sponsored by Allen Associates.
Andy will explain why he believes doing good, is good for business, with examples drawn from his years at the helm of the John Lewis Partnership, at a breakfast event which is taking place at Said Business School in Oxford on Tuesday, 14th February.
The event is being hosted by Oxfordshire Community Foundation’s (OCF) responsible business network Reciprocate, which partners businesses and like-minded charities. OCF Chief Executive Jayne Woodley said: “We are thrilled that Andy has agreed to talk to business leaders in Oxfordshire, where he was once a student, about the clear link between corporate social responsibility and business success. John Lewis is built on this ethos and Andy will provide a fascinating insight into what’s involved and the measurable ways businesses can benefit from looking beyond pure profit to developing long-term relationships with staff and their wider communities.”
Kate Allen, managing director of recruitment consultancy Allen Associates and a founding member of Reciprocate, added: “We are proud to sponsor this important event, which gives businesses the opportunity to hear what ‘doing good’ looks like in commercial terms, and to put their questions to Andy Street, who Management Today once named Britain’s Most Admired Leader. The whole area of corporate social responsibility is one I feel passionately about and although Allen Associates is a relatively small business, our management team has made sure that it is integral to our culture and underpins everything we do. The rewards of this approach have been huge, not just in terms of feel-good factor and giving something back, but in terms of our reputation, community standing, market differentiation, staff retention and client and candidate loyalty.”
This event, which runs from 8am to 10am on the 14th February, is aimed at business owners and their representatives. It is free to attend but places are limited to 200 and must be pre-booked. To register your attendance and for tickets, please visit here.
For further information about Reciprocate, please visit www.reciprocateox.org or for more on the event sponsors, Allen Associates, please go to www.allen-associates.co.uk.