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  • Title: Quakers and Business Group - Home
    Descriptive info: .. Home.. What We Do.. Events.. Programmes.. Projects.. Public Speaking.. Network.. About Us.. Contact Us.. Our Constitution.. Subscriptions.. Individual Membership.. Concessionary Membership.. Student Membership.. Corporate Membership.. Resources.. Downloads.. Members' Articles.. Publications.. Videos.. Quakers and Business Group.. Q&B.. Next Event.. A meeting place for those whose experience is that integrity in business and the workplace matters.. In today's competitive world it appears to many that anything goes in the pursuit of profit.. Q B is an antidote to that way of thinking.. We believe that acting with integrity benefits organisations, individuals, communities and society.. Business Conference 2014 - "Food" (a working title).. Date:.. Wednesday 5th November 2014.. Location:.. Friends House, 173 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ.. We support projects that promote our cause and our members' concerns.. The projects we support vary - from new publications to setting up organisations.. Support can involve promotion, informal help, direct work and, in some cases, finance.. Read More.. We champion better values in business and the workplace, based on Quaker principles.. Find  ...   Conference 2014 on Wednesday 5th November 2014.. Good Business: Ethics at Work.. This Q&B publication addresses the ethical issues that we all face in business and our working lives and invites us to examine our personal conduct in business.. You can.. read it online.. and buy the book.. Buy.. Latest.. News.. DecisionPro Training Day 4.. Minute of the Q&B Spring Gathering 5th April 2014.. News Update - March 2014.. Quaker Food Choice, a joint project with Quaker Concern for Animals.. Report from QBC'13 - 'Towards a Quaker bank'.. Login.. Remember Me.. Log in.. Forgot your password?.. Forgot your username?.. Create an account.. News Updates by Email.. Not a member but want to learn what we're doing? Receive our news updates by email:.. *.. indicates required.. Email Address.. First Name.. Last Name.. Follow us on Twitter.. Join our LinkedIn group.. from Twitter.. Twitter response: "Invalid or expired token".. Copyright 2014 Quakers and Business Group | Registered Charity 1091976 | 1 Slate Cottages, Manor Lane, Abbots Leigh, BRISTOL, BS8 3RX..

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  • Title: Quakers and Business Group - What We Do
    Descriptive info: Our purpose is.. "to be the custodian, modern interpreter and promoter of Quaker principles in business and the workplace".. We provide a supportive network for those upholding these principles and promote our work through through events, programmes, projects, speaking engagements and publications.. Every year we run a number of annual events and one off events to support our various projects and initiatives.. Our annual events are the.. Quaker Business Conference.. ,.. Spring Gathering.. and.. Trustees, Directors and Leaders Gathering.. Events are open to members and non-members, with members benefiting from reduced prices.. We currently have one programme for the benefit of our members,.. Mentoring.. At any one time we are running a number  ...   this type of project is the.. Tim Field Foundation.. , which developed out of the late Tim Field's vision of a world free from bullying.. Other projects are run to produce a specific outcome, such as the Q B publication.. Members of Q B speak about the Group's work, Quaker business heritage and their own experiences and interests.. This is often done free of charge and the content of an engagement can be tailored to individual interests.. Q B provides a network for people whose experience is that Quaker principles and values should be a central part of business and the workplace.. Subcategories.. Trustees, Directors Leaders Gathering.. Other.. Forthcoming Events.. Quaker Bank Project..

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  • Title: Quakers and Business Group - Events
    Descriptive info: Schedule of Events 2014.. Spring Gathering 2014.. Saturday, 5th April 2014.. The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, B4 6AF.. Subject:.. Cooperatives; how to set one up and how to get involved.. Annual Conference 2014.. Tuesday, 4th November 2014.. Friends House, Euston Road, London.. "Food".. Held in the spring we spend the day focusing on a topic of interest to our members and the business world as a whole.. We often use the event to develop ideas for our projects and gather feedback from our members, inviting industry experts along to help us in our understanding.. You can read related minutes and articles.. here.. You can watch videos from some of our Spring Gatherings.. Members can download the presentations and materials from previous Spring Gatherings.. (you will need to log  ...   to talk to other attendees.. You can watch videos from some of our Quaker Business Conferences.. Members can download the presentations and materials from previous Quaker Business Conferences.. Held in early summer we spend the day helping members who are trustees, directors or management committee members understand the issues facing them in their work governing both private and public sector organisations.. We encourage experience sharing in a group of mutual respect and friendship.. Other Events.. These events cover a wide range of subjects, and are often related to one of our projects and initiatives.. Some are specifically for Q B members and others are for a wider audience as appropriate.. Display #.. 5.. 10.. 15.. 20.. 25.. 30.. 50.. 100.. All.. Title.. Click to sort by this column">Title..

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  • Title: Quakers and Business Group - Programmes
    Descriptive info: These programmes are currently available to our members:.. Q B - Mentoring Support is a simple means of connecting Q B members together when they are in need of business mentoring.. We see that there are times when a Q B member might appreciate another Q B member to speak to - face-to-face, by email and/or by telephone - to confidentially share thoughts about their business situation.. This support can be provided by any other Q B member, though there are a number of members who are qualified coach/mentors.. To learn more.. contact Elizabeth Redfern.. Spiritual Accompaniment..  ...   work that keep us awake at night, can be very useful.. Spiritual Accompaniment is about finding a wider perspective on our working lives and bringing work and spirituality into focus.. Having a Spiritual Accompaniment programme is helpful because the fact that we are (or are in sympathy with) Quakers means that there are certain assumptions we can make on first acquaintance around shared values of caring, listening, valuing and so on.. Getting started.. If you wish to participate in a pairing, let others know you're available, and find someone to pair up with please.. contact John White..

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  • Title: Quakers and Business Group - Projects
    Descriptive info: These are some of our current projects:.. The.. Quaker bank project's.. long term aim is to establish a new financial institution based on Quaker principles.. The first step in this journey is the establishment of the Quaker Finance Trust, a peer to peer lending organisation.. You can read more and sign up for email updates.. 20th Century Quaker Business History.. project is a PhD research project into what  ...   21st century.. You can read more.. developed out of the late Tim Field's vision of a world free from bullying.. Walking Talking Q B.. project is an annual weekend residential, walking and talking business.. It provides an opportunity for Q B members, who own small businesses, to get a rigorous assessment of their business’s condition and prospects.. News from the Development Working Group.. Towards a Quaker View of Business..

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  • Title: Quakers and Business Group - Public Speaking
    Descriptive info: Members of Q B speak about the Group's work, Quaker business heritage, business ethics, responsible investment, and their own experiences and interests.. An example of where we have talked: Q B talk to the Occupy movement.. Q B members Paul Gibson and Nick Pyatt talked to the Occupy movement this Wednesday 14th December 2011 at St.. Pauls, 5pm to 6pm.. Their subject: Sustaining and strengthening a non-hierarchical organisation..

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  • Title: Quakers and Business Group - Network
    Descriptive info: The Quakers and Business Group provides a network for people whose experience is that Quaker principles and values should be a central part of business and the workplace.. By business we mean any organisation, including private and public companies, charities, and the public sector.. Our members come from all walks of life.. We:.. Encourage positive attitudes among Quakers and others towards business and commerce  ...   business.. Promote Quaker principles and strengthen the spiritual base for good practice in all business.. Membership is available to Quakers, and those in sympathy with Quakers, who support the purpose of the group.. If you would like to join the group you need to fill in an application form and pay a subscription fee, all of which can be done through this web site..

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  • Title: Quakers and Business Group - About Us
    Descriptive info: The Quakers and Business Group, a registered charity recognised by Quakers in Britain, is today's voice and network for the Quaker business community.. We are active in, or recently retired from, the business community.. Our Purpose.. To be the custodian, modern interpreter and promoter of Quaker principles in business and the workplace.. Our Focus.. Do the Right Thing.. - Quakers have a reputation for being trustworthy and ethical.. Ethics has been a central theme of Q B's work for some time.. Live Your Values at Work.. - Living your values in business and in the workplace is not always  ...   business people have done and are doing.. - Quakers, and others, who own businesses have often used their business success to benefit communities and society.. We admire the famous names of the past, but we need to share the modern day contributions of organisations and individuals.. The Middle Way.. - The boundaries between pure capitalism and pure charity are becoming blurred.. There are charities that operate trading arms, businesses that are owned by charities and trusts (Scott Bader, Andrews Estate Agent) and social enterprises.. These organisations are run to provide benefits beyond the owners, as were the early Quaker businesses..

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  • Title: Quakers and Business Group - Contact Us
    Descriptive info: If you want to talk to a Committee Member please call 0300 321 4649, otherwise click a link below.. Management Committee.. Elizabeth Redfern.. Co-Clerk.. Mark Lockwood.. Paul Whitehouse.. Treasurer Joint Membership Secretary.. Winston Duguid.. Alistair Heslop.. Website Manager.. Zemirah Moffat.. Nick Pyatt.. Elders.. John Lovatt.. Tim Phillips.. Overseer.. Eoin McCarthy.. Nominations Committee.. Paula Kingston.. Convenor.. Christine Kell.. Tom Poole.. John White.. Joint Membership Secretary.. Regional Representatives.. Daphne Wasserman.. Scotland.. Quakers Business Group,registered charity 1091976,1 Slate Cottages, Manor Lane, Abbots Leigh, BRISTOL, BS8 3RX..

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  • Title: Quakers and Business Group - Our Constitution
    Descriptive info: Written by Paul Whitehouse.. CONSTITUTION OF THE QUAKERS AND BUSINESS GROUP.. as amended by Resolutions passed at the Annual General Meeting on 24 April 2010.. NAME.. The name of the organisation shall be the "Quakers and Business Group.. ".. OBJECTS.. The objects of the organisation are to promote Quaker principles particularly in the context of business and the workplace.. POWERS.. In furtherance of the foregoing objects but not further or otherwise the organisation shall have the power to promote and support the following activities in its name:.. Power to hold conferences, workshops, seminars, tutorials and similar such events providing opportunity for teaching, discussion and development of issues related to the aims of the organisation;.. Power to provide counselling, advice, guidance or other support services to businesses and Quaker organisations;.. Power to publish books, magazines, booklets, leaflets, articles, compact discs, web sites and similar such materials, whether printed on paper or transmitted by other media, on issues related to the aims of the organisation;.. Power to make agreements with authors, lecturers, teachers, publishers and other relevant persons;.. Power to purchase, acquire and maintain interest in the copyright of or right to use written works, videos, tapes, books, compact discs, web sites or other media which can be used or adapted for the objects of the organisation;.. Power to promote and carry out, or assist in promoting and carrying out, research, surveys and investigations and publish the useful results thereof for the benefit of the public.. In furtherance of the foregoing objects, but not further or otherwise, the organisation shall also have the following powers:.. To raise funds and to invite and receive contributions provided that in raising funds the Management Committee shall not undertake any substantial permanent trading activities and shall conform to any relevant requirements of the law;.. To buy, take on lease or in exchange or accept by way of gift, whether subject to any trust or not, any property necessary for the achievement of the objects and to maintain and equip it for use;.. To invest the moneys of the organisation not immediately required for the objects in or upon such investments, securities or property as may be thought fit, subject nevertheless to such conditions (if any) as may for the time being be imposed or required by law;.. To construct, maintain and alter any buildings or erections necessary or convenient for the work of the organisation;.. Subject to any consents required by law to sell, lease or dispose of all or any part of the property of the Charity;.. Subject to any consents required by law to borrow money and to charge all or any part of the property of the Charity with repayment of the money so borrowed;.. To reimburse trustees their properly incurred and recorded expenses incurred in the course of their duties;.. To enter into arrangements with governments or authorities (supreme, municipal, local or otherwise) or any corporation or company or persons who may be necessary to the attainment of the organisation's objects and to obtain from any such authorities such charters, contracts, rights, privileges, and concessions as the organisation may require;.. To establish, subsidise, promote, co-operate or federate with, affiliate or become affiliated to, act as trustees or agents for, or manage or lend money or offer other assistance to any association, society or other body corporate or not corporate established for charitable purposes only, or which if corporate undertakes to apply all its profits for charitable purpose;.. For the purpose of promoting any objects of the organisation, to co-operate with manufacturers, dealers or other traders and with the press and other sources of publicity;.. To employ and pay such staff (who shall not be members of the Management Committee) as are necessary for the proper pursuit of the objects and to make all reasonable and necessary provision for the payment of pensions and superannuation for staff and their dependants;.. To co-operate with other charities, voluntary bodies and statutory authorities, operating in furtherance of the objects or of similar charitable purposes, and to exchange information and advice with them;.. To establish or support any charitable trusts, associations or institutions formed for all or any of the objects;.. To appoint and constitute such advisory committees as the Management Committee may think fit;.. To collect and disseminate information on all matters affecting the objects and exchange such information with other bodies having similar objects whether in this country or overseas;.. To do all such lawful things as are necessary for the achievement of the objects.. MEMBERSHIP.. Membership of the Charity shall be open to:.. Any person over the age of 18 years interested in furthering the objects and who has paid the annual subscription laid down from time to time by the Management Committee;.. Any body corporate or unincorporated association which is interested in furthering the Charity’s work and has paid the annual subscription laid down from time to time by the Management Committee; such organisation then having responsibility to nominate a person to represent it at meetings of the Charity, the name of such person to be advised to the Clerk prior to such person attending any such meeting.. The Management Committee shall:.. Approve or reject applications for membership;.. For good and sufficient reason terminate the membership of any individual or organisation provided that the individual member concerned, or the individual representing such organisation, shall have the right (accompanied by a friend if requested) to be heard by the Management Committee before a final decision is made.. NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE.. There shall be a Nominations Committee consisting of not more than six members of the Quakers and Business Group, with two appointed in rotation each year for a three-year term.. The Nominations Committee shall nominate the honorary officers, all members of the Management Committee and the Elders.. The Nominations Committee may also nominate a Clerk Emeritus, where the provisions of 6(c) are fulfilled.. Those persons nominated by the Nominations Committee shall be appointed by the Annual General Meeting which shall retain the right to decline any nomination made and to ask the Nominations Committee to bring forward other names for consideration.. THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE.. The Management Committee shall consist of four honorary officers listed at 6(b), and up to five additional members, as shall be nominated from time to time by the Nominations Committee, and up to two co-opted members as shall be appointed under paragraph 6 (n).. The honorary officers shall be:..  ...   of the Management Committee, attend Annual General Meetings and Extraordinary General Meetings and to give such advice as the Management Committee or the Annual General Meeting or Extraordinary General Meeting shall require but staff may be asked to leave meetings for certain items at the Management Committee or Meeting's discretion.. FINANCES.. The organisation shall maintain a bank account or bank accounts at such banks as the Management Committee may from time to time decide and cheques shall be signed by the Treasurer and not less than one other member of the Management Committee authorised so to do by the Management Committee.. The funds belonging to the Charity shall be applied only in furthering the objects.. The Treasurer shall be responsible to the Management Committee for the general finances of the organisation and shall report on the financial situation at each Management Committee Meeting either in person or in writing.. Such reports shall be in any form the Management Committee deems appropriate.. PROPERTY.. Subject to the provisions of sub-clause ii) of this clause, the Management Committee shall cause the title to:.. All land held by or in trust for the charity which is not vested in the Official Custodian for Charities;.. All investments held by or on behalf of the Charity;.. to be vested either in a corporation entitled to act as custodian trustee or in not less than three individuals appointed by the Management Committee as holding trustees.. Holding trustees may be removed by the Management Committee at its pleasure and shall act in accordance with the lawful directions of the Management Committee.. Provided they act only in accordance with the lawful directions of the Management Committee, the holding trustees shall not be liable for the acts and defaults of its members.. If a corporation entitled to act as custodian trustee has not been appointed to hold the property of the Charity, the Management Committee may permit any investments held by or in trust for the Charity to be held in the name of a clearing bank, trust corporation or any stock-broking company which is a member of the London Stock Exchange (or any subsidiary of any such stock-broking company) as nominee for the Management Committee, and may pay such a nominee reasonable and proper remuneration for acting as such.. ACCOUNTS.. The Management Committee shall comply with their obligations under the Charities Act 1993 (or any statutory re-enactment or modification of that Act) with regard to:.. The keeping of accounting records for the Charity;.. The preparation of annual statements of account for the Charity;.. The auditing or independent examination of the statements of account of the Charity;.. The transmission of the statements of account of the Charity to the Charity Commission.. ANNUAL REPORT.. The Management Committee shall comply with its obligations under the Charities Act 1993 (or any statutory re-enactment or modification of that Act) with regard to the preparation of an annual report for presentation to the members prior to its transmission to the Charity Commission.. ANNUAL RETURN.. The Management Committee shall comply with its obligations under the Charities Act 1993 (or any statutory re-enactment or modification of that Act) with regard to the preparation of an annual return for presentation to the members prior to its transmission to the Charity Commission.. MEETINGS.. An Annual General Meeting shall be held once a year and 21 days notice in writing thereof shall be circulated by the Clerk by post or electronically to all members.. Members may attend the Annual General Meeting or any Extraordinary General Meeting.. The business of the Annual General Meeting shall be to adopt the annual report and statement of accounts, to appoint the Nominations Committee and the Management Committee, to appoint the independent examiner for the ensuing year and to transact such other business as may be necessary.. An Extraordinary General Meeting must be convened at the request in writing to the Clerk, signed by no fewer than ten members or the whole membership, whichever is the smaller.. Notice of an Extraordinary General Meeting shall be circulated by the Clerk by post or electronically to all members not less than 14 days prior to the meeting and shall set out the purpose for which the meeting has been called.. A total of twelve members present at an Annual General Meeting or Extraordinary General Meeting shall comprise a quorum unless there shall be less than fifty members when one quarter of their number shall comprise a quorum.. The accidental omission to give notice of a meeting to, or the non-receipt of notice of a meeting by, any person entitled to receive notice shall not invalidate the proceedings at that meeting.. The Clerk or such other person as shall be appointed by the Meeting shall keep a full record of proceedings at every general meeting of the organisation.. NOTICES.. Any notice required to be served on any member of the organisation shall be in writing or electronically and shall be served by the Clerk on any member either personally or by sending it through the post in a prepaid letter addressed to such member at his or her last known address in the United Kingdom, and any letter so sent shall be deemed to have been received within five days of posting.. AMENDMENT OF RULES.. Any one or more of these rules may be amended in accordance with the feeling of the meeting at any Annual General Meeting or at an Extraordinary General Meeting called for that purpose provided that:.. Any proposed amendment to the Objects (Clause 2) or Powers (Clause 3) shall not be put to the Annual General or Extraordinary General Meeting until it has been approved in writing by the Charity Commission;.. In the notice convening such a meeting details of the proposed amendments shall have been given;.. No amendment shall be made to these rules that shall have the effect of the organisation ceasing to be a charity at law.. WINDING UP.. If the organisation ceases to exist or it shall be decided by resolution at an Annual General Meeting or Extraordinary General Meeting to wind it up, the net assets after payment of all liabilities shall be transferred to Britain Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends and shall be used for the advancement of religion and the advancement of education according to the principles and practices of Britain Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends in Britain.. Next..

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  • Title: Subscriptions
    Descriptive info: Quakers and Business Membership -.. Individual 12 months.. GBP25.. 00.. One year's individual membership of the Quakers and Business Group, which will add you to our mailing list and entitle you to participate in our activities and events.. Some activities and events may incur an additional charge.. Choose another subscription for student, concessionary, or corporate membership.. Price: GBP25.. Details.. Subscribe.. Second Person at same address - 12 months.. GBP10.. One year's membership of the Quakers and Business Group, for a second person at the same address as another member, which will add you to our mailing list and entitle you  ...   months.. GBP15.. To qualify for the concessionary rate you should not be in paid employment.. Choose another subscription for student, individual, or corporate membership.. Price: GBP15.. Student - 12 months.. GBP5.. To qualify for the student rate you should be in full time education.. Choose another subscription for concessionary, individual, or corporate membership.. Price: GBP5.. Corporate - 12 months.. GBP75.. One year's corporate membership of the Quakers and Business Group, which will add you to our mailing list and entitle your representative(s) to participate in our activities and events.. Choose another subscription for individual, concessionary, or student membership.. Price: GBP75..

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