Latest News | 1 March 2023

Leisure and events venue signs up to charter

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Derby Leisure and Events Venue has joined companies such as Capita and Deloitte in signing up to a charter, which aims to raise the bar on business practices for employees, customers, suppliers and the environment.

The complex, on Moor Lane, formerly known as Rolls-Royce Leisure, has signed up to the Good Business Charter.

The Good Business Charter is open to all companies, charities and public sector organisations across all industries and sectors.

It offers a straightforward accreditation, which recognises organisations who prioritise and care for their employees, the environment, customers, and suppliers.

Derby Leisure and Events Venue been providing leisure and recreational facilities to Rolls-Royce staff and the local community for almost 100 years.

Managing director Colin Bancroft said: “In today’s climate, it has never been more important for businesses to regain trust and show they care about more than just profit.

“Here at Derby Leisure and Events Venue, we pride ourselves on being inclusive, responsible business owners.

“We are delighted to have joined the Good Business Charter, a movement that is dedicated in raising business standards.

“This accreditation puts us in a strong position as we scale up, ensuring we continue to prioritise the needs of our colleagues and customers to give the most to our communities.”

The Good Business Charter has been set up by a charity called the Good Business Foundation and accreditation is free for the first year.

The initiative has the support of both the CBI and the TUC, which both have trustee representation on its board.

Other partners include the Living Wage Foundation and the Prompt Payment Code.

Simon Fox, chairman of the Good Business Charter board, said: “The Good Business Charter brings together 10 standards, most of which already exist, but in separate places.

“We have brought them together to give a coherent overall position for businesses to aspire to.

“We believe that the GBC has enormous potential to change business practice for good.

“We hope that because of its simplicity and cost effectiveness, it will quickly gain support.”

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