09.00 – 12.30 (including breakfast)
Lifescan Scotland, Beechwood Park North, Inverness, IV2 3ED
SMEs are key drivers of the Scottish economy. They make up 99.9% of all businesses, employing 61.5% of the private workforce and contributing 48.5% of private sector turnover. They clearly have an important economic and social role to play both as employers and key local actors.
As Scotland’s lead organisation in corporate responsibility, Scottish Business in the Community is facilitating a series of free workshops to support SMEs in applying sustainable business principles to harness and drive leadership in Scotland.
The workshops will feature an overview of sustainable leadership and procurement from a global, European and national perspective and will examine the key drivers and influences.
There will also be an outline of SBC’s project to maximise opportunities through responsible business practices in order to gain a competitive edge and add value to your business.
What will be covered?
Developing Values-based leadership – why it’s important to raise ambitions and skills of the leaders of small businesses.
Entrepreneurship and innovation – how we can help you to identify opportunities for new products, services and new market opportunities.
Effective Skills Utilisation – why ensuring that the skills of your workforce are best used to achieve growth ambitions. This is linked to issues such as workplace health and wellbeing and community engagement.
Adding value through a comprehensive approach to sustainability.
What we do Scottish Business in the Community is the only organisation supporting and challenging its members and partners to improve their impacts in the workplace, marketplace, community and environment.
“SMEs are the future for a successful Scotland – generating the vast proportion of wealth and employment. Be a leader by demonstrating your credentials and gaining the business benefits through working with Scottish Business in the Community”
Alex Neil MSP, Minister for Infrastructure and Capital Investment
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