The system of rules, practices and procedures by which a business is directed and controlled.
It essentially involves balancing the interests of a business’s many stakeholders, including shareholders, owners, management, employees, customers, suppliers, financiers, government and the community.
1) Ethical operations to fulfil objectives
2) Ethical Trading
3) Green & Environmental Policies
4) Carbon Reduction
5) Corporate Social Responsibility
6) Business Continuity
7) Reducing the risk of breaching applicable statutory and other compliance regimes
8) Planning for the future to improve services and organisational effectiveness
9) Ensuring key performance targets are met and
4pm to 6pm Tuesday, 4th October 2016, Hawthorn Suite, Solent Conference Suite, The Spark, East Park Terrace, Southampton, SO14 0YN (Solent University)
Southampton City Council has organised this workshop to discuss with local business leaders, how they can benefit from getting involved in tackling loneliness in the City.
Loneliness is not just a problem for older people, 50% of calls to Childline nationally are made by young people saying they feel socially isolated. Southampton City Council believe there are opportunities for businesses in getting involved.
They would like to invite anyone who might be interested to the event and have asked us to share this invitation, please register your interest in attending by emailing Andrew Gittins firstname.lastname@example.org
After receiving a poor performance review, an employee takes to social media and speaks negatively about the organisation and its leaders, creating a dialogue around the organisation’s culture that goes viral…
A cybercriminal discovers a vulnerability in an organisation’s security system, steals the Social Security numbers of millions of its customers, and demands a ransom payment for the decryption key needed to recover the sensitive data…
A third-party vendor fails to follow regulations when handling client records and inadvertently releases sensitive customer information, resulting in negative media attention and a steep fine for the organisation…
Sounds an odd question but if you use a “business (or trading) name” then the Companies Act 2006 has some requirements for you to follow, even if you are not a ltd company!
So what is a business name?
It’s a name used by any trader for carrying on business, where:
individuals trade under a name which is not their own;
partnerships do not use the names of all the partners;
a registered company, such as a limited liability partnership or limited company, trades under a name which is different from its registered company name.
What is required?
In essence you must ensure that your customers know who they are trading with. Companies house don’t require the registration of a business name, so don’t make the mistake of letting anyone charge you to register it for you!
Some words are banned from use in a business name and there are restrictions on the use of others.
You will need to give the name of the legal entity (or entities) using it. You will also need to give an address in the UK, at which documents can be served, for each person (or corporation) named, e.g. the registered office address of a limited company.
This information must be shown legibly in any place where you carry on your business and where you deal with customers or suppliers, on business letters, written orders for the supply of goods or services, business emails, invoices and receipts and written demands for the payment of business debts. A company will also need to comply with disclosure requirements in relation to its name and registered office address on business documents and websites.
Failure to comply with the requirements is a criminal offence and in addition you may be unable to enforce your contracts with others.