Our Charity

Charity of the year

ISSBA’s Charity of the Year 2017-2018

Every year, the ISSBA committee selects a charity from amongst our members to become our Charity ofLogo 2 the Year. This year we are supporting I Roll Up My Sleeves who are making a big difference in our local area via ethical business networking.

I Roll Up My Sleeves is a Social Enterprise that is helping businesses maximise their Social Impact through Ethical Business Networking. Networking is all about connecting with other businesses in the right way. They have taken an entirely refreshing approach than is already established around the UK. Their event format appeals to any size businesses because it is an event that is more relaxed and as far away from normal business networking as you can get, but it is a much better way to connect that creates positive results for Photo 6you, your business, your Corporate Social Responsibility and your community.

I Roll Up My Sleeves brings the local business community and local community projects together. Many community organisations survive through a small army of volunteers who put as much time into them as they can to complete most of the jobs that need doing. These volunteers never seem to be together at the same time and projects stay on the to-do list for weeks, months or never get completed. The beneficiaries are also unable to complete these tasks so engaging with the business community and bringing them to these projects makes a massive difference.

Some of the benefits to your business are:

  • You do not have to be a member to attend their events although membership gives you a cost effective way to pay once and attend events for freePhoto 4
  • Fulfil your Corporate Social Responsibility policy and make a real difference
  • They will give you positive PR across their social media, website & blogs
  • Listing in their business directory with full business profile
  • You get to connect with like minded businesses

I Roll Up My Sleeves Founder, Glenn Hoddy said "Our Alternative Business Networking approach has recently been tried out first-hand by Scrutton Bland staff. Charity Insurance executive Barry Davis and senior partner Tim Mulley have both been along to events organised by I Roll Up my Sleeves. “I needed to have the experience to ‘get it’,” says Tim. “The conversation was much more natural than at other networking events, and the whole experience works really well. It’s a great way to give something back.” Scrutton Bland is increasingly involved with the charity sector and also take a proactive view of its corporate responsibility. As a result they have decided to sponsor I Roll Up My Sleeves to help them develop further."

For further information please visit www.irollupmysleeves.co.uk.

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