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GivX2018 is open for submissions

Have you ever wondered how your volunteering hours compare to those of your competitors, clients or suppliers? Or wanted to compare your pound-per-head giving? Benchmarking tool GivX 2018 is open for submissions from 2 April to 29 June.

How business can help to solve the important problem of social mobility

Laura Hinton (Head of People at PwC and Heart of the City Council Member) writes about how businesses can support social mobility and provides 5 top tips towards solving the issue of social mobility.

Building relationships between mentors and mentees

Heart of the City recently organised a members-only CSR speed mentoring event. This article summarises what Speed Mentoring is and helpful advice from mentors and mentees for getting the most value out of the relationship.

Talking social mobility - opportunities to enhance it within your business

Whilst we’re seeing some fantastic examples of social mobility initiatives, many businesses struggle to grasp how to embrace the social mobility agenda and support it in their firms. Here are some top tips for your business.

Heart of the City receives a 5-year grant from City Bridge Trust

Heart of the City is pleased to announce that we have been awarded £475,000 over five years from the City Bridge Trust as one of their strategic partners, which will enable us to continue delivering and expanding our membership programme in London.

HotC Highlight March: Applying for Awards

This month for our HotC Highlight we are sharing some top tips on applying for awards, along with a list of CSR awards and categories you might like to consider as a small business.

How can SMEs support women and diversity?

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we hear from Heart of the City Foundation member Obelisk Support on their innovative flexible approach to working and share some top tips on what SMEs can do to support women in the workplace.

5 Top Tips to running a successful apprenticeship programme from K&M Training School

We chat with K&M Decorating to discover what inspired them to start their apprenticeship programme over two decades ago & uncover the challenges and business benefits of apprenticeship programmes.

#NAW2018 Special: Q&A with Apprentices

John & Matthew are two young apprentices at the K&M Training School. For National Apprenticeship Week, they share their experience & tips for businesses seeking to work with apprentices, as well as for young people starting their apprenticeship journey.

How small businesses can achieve high impact through employee volunteering.

Natalie Tucker, Senior Manager at Three Hands, shares details of their recent employee volunteering report and the opportunities for SMEs to achieve a real impact through employee volunteering.

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