Heart of the City Westminster

Putting responsible behaviour at the heart of your business

Westminster City Council has partnered with Heart of the City to support businesses to get involved in corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Westminster is an amazing borough – a place of great opportunity and where aspirations can become reality for a great number of people. However, not everyone can benefit from this - the attractiveness of the area means residents face a high level of competition for those opportunities as well as bearing the burden of the pressures associated with being in central London.

Westminster City Council wants to support all businesses to behave responsibly towards their customers, clients, employees, suppliers, the wider community and the environment, and has various initiatives to support, recognise and reward firms for their responsible business activities.

The Council is working with Heart of the City to engage with and support small to medium sized businesses across the City of Westminster. Heart of the City is the country’s largest responsible business network for small companies and has supported hundreds of London firms to do business better. Through Heart of the City, large companies offer their CSR expertise for free to help other companies kick-start their responsible business activities. The charity is governed by senior businesses leaders from a wide range of sector and its co-Presidents are the Lord Mayor of the City of London and the Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney. You can find out more about Heart of the City here.

Calling all Westminster-based companies interested in doing business better

Heart of the City Westminster is offering FREE support for small/mid-sized businesses based in Westminster who are either starting out or want to take a more strategic approach to their corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities.

We can help you operate in way that is meaningful for your business and has a positive impact on society – whether that is taking on local young people to give them hands-on experience in the workplace, getting involved in local community and charity projects, reducing your carbon footprint or focussing on staff health and wellbeing.

Applications for the 2019 Heart of the City Westminster Programme have now closed. We will be offering FREE places on our 2020 Foundation programme from September 2019 where you can receive:

  1. the opportunity to take part in 4-6 half-day workshops to help you develop your CSR initiatives
  2. ongoing access to tailored advice and support from a dedicated membership manager
  3. unlimited access to an online library of webinars, templates, tools and resources
  4. access to our networks and opportunities to make meaningful connections in Westminster and beyond

To be eligible for a place on the programme you must be based within the City of Westminster and be a business with 10-249 employees.

Interested in finding out more? Please contact our Heart of the City Westminster Manager at info@theheartofthecity.com or read more on the Foundation programme.

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