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Responsible Business Week 2015

Seeing is Believing

sponsored by Unipart

Around 25 business leaders from across Oxford gathered on 24th April to discover first-hand the role they can play in building a fairer society. The event formed part of a national awareness week – Responsible Business Week, which is managed by Business in the Community. Frank Nigriello, Director of Corporate Affairs at Unipart Group and HRH Ambassador for the South East ledthe Prince’s Seeing is Believing visit and called on local organisations to work together in creating a more sustainable future for the city.

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Sue Croft, head teacher at Oxford Spires Academy and Dr. Ian Thompson, MD at Sharpe Laboratories talked about their partnership in Business Class.

John Neill, Chairman and Group Chief Executive of Unipart opened the event by describing how a previous Seeing is Believing event led to a programme to help the homeless.

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Deborah Astles, Unipart’s Corporate Social Responsibility Director described Unipart Inspires, a Generation Talent programme aimed at helping jobless young people into work.

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Attendees visited the new John Henry Brookes building at Oxford Brookes University to hear first hand about the university’s role as a responsible business in Oxford.

Stuart Miller, CEO of ByBox talked to students at Oxford Spires Academy about what it means to be an entrepreneur.

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Cllr. Bob Price, leader at Oxford City Council, shared the outlook for Oxford’s future developments.

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Attendees were given a preview of a new book about Oxfordshire’s entrepreneurs and produced by Oxfordshire Business First. “Just Like You” aims to encourage young people to think about starting a business.

Brian Trotman of CPM International introduced the Cowley Road Carnival, one of the largest multi cultural events in the south.

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