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Design 4 A.C.T.I.O.N. free taster event

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Design 4 A.C.T.I.O.N! FREE Taster event with Graham Burnett at The Hive Enterprise Centre, Southend on Sea, Dec 1 2015. Permaculture is an ecological design system often associated with gardening and food growing – but its principles of earth care, people care and fair shares can also be applied to ethical business, communities and organisations.

Visit the website or facebook page for more information.

Lets Improve Public Speaking in Southend-on-Sea

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Lets Improve:- Public Speaking in Southend-on-Sea

The Best way to improve public speaking in Southend-on-Sea, Essex

Our Next Event:

24th November 2015


The Tickfield Centre

Southend on Sea



Our Website:  www.letsimprove.co.uk


Press Release

Dated 1ST October 2014

For immediate release


Ethical Business for Accountants


Accountants are invited to attend a more unusual CPD accredited training event being held in Southend this month entitled Ethical Business for Accountants.


Jill Poet, managing director of the Organisation for Responsible Businesses and an accountant by profession says that accountants need to understand the triple bottom line approach to business operations as it will benefit their practices and their clients’ businesses. As Jill explained:


“Accountants increasingly work closely with their clients to help them build profitable businesses, rather than just being year end ‘number crunchers.’  It is therefore extremely important they understand the need for their clients to demonstrate they are ethical and responsible businesses. Accountants might initially think this is soft and fluffy stuff that isn’t relevant, but they would be very wrong. Increasingly the public and the private and public sector want evidence that businesses are giving something back to society, supporting today’s youth, embracing equality and diversity, and reducing their environmental impact. All these things can lead to improved reputation, increased productivity, reduced overheads and a greater chance of winning contracts: in other words, increased profitability.”


The training is being held at the Park Inn Palace Hotel, Southend on 15th October. For more information and to book go to  http://www.orbuk.org.uk/CPD/Oct14

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Notes for Editors:


  • The Organisation for Responsible Businesses (ORB) is a national organisation with its base in Southend.
  • ORB’s mission is to “Change the world – one small business at a time.”
  • ORB also administers the Southend Business and Community Charter Awards
  • Jill Poet is a recognised specialist on CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) for SMEs and is speaking this year at both the Government Knowledge 3rd Annual Procurement Conference and the 3rd Annual Social Justice Conference.
  • For more information contact Jill on 01702 468387




Jill Poet

Managing Director

Organisation for Responsible Businesses Ltd (ORB)

Tel: 01702 468387 e-mail: jill@orbuk.org







Registered in England and Wales

Company Registration Number 6830936

Registered address: 84 Wimborne Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 4JR



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Apple Day with a Ceilidh on Friday, 22 October


South East Essex Organic Gardeners are celebrating Apple Day with a Ceilidh on Friday, 22 October (8pm – 11pm) and local band ‘GARLIC SPREAD’ with caller SIBBY.




At Hawkwell Village Hall, Main Road, Hawkwell SS5 4EH




Ticket: £11 (adult) – £5 (child under 14)

Inc. freshly-made Ploughman’s Supper and Apple Juice

Prepared by Maureen and her team!

(So you won’t need to bring additional food!)

(Vegan option available by prior request)

Bring your own drink





Carole Shorney

Tel: 01702 201914