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Heart of the City

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What is Heart of the City?

“Heart of the City is the UK’s largest responsible small business network”. Although they mainly work with small businesses, they welcome organisations of all sizes. They work with these businesses to provide them with the tools that they need to improve our society and demonstrate responsibility. As a hub of information, Heart of the City makes making complex responsible business knowledge easily accessible, enabling businesses to take action quickly.

Heart of City believe in the case for responsible business practices and its endless benefits both for business and society, as such, they help to improve in these four main areas:

  • Community – helping businesses to improve their reputation by having a positive impact on the local community.
  • Environment – improving businesses environmental sustainability through better waste management, energy consumption etc.
  • Workplace – assisting businesses to improve staff retention and creating a healthy work-life balance for their employees.
  • Marketplace – helping businesses to make improvements in their products, services and supply chain to have positive impacts on society and the environment.

The Heart of City Foundation Programme

The Heart of the City Foundation Programme equips and coaches business leaders to run successful companies that make a positive difference to people, places and the planet. The Programme runs over two years and focuses on the practical, with its popular events, network and mentor programme designed for companies new to responsible business. Heart of the City’s dedicated network of Contributor companies provides members with the support and guidance they need to thrive.

A limited number of funded (i.e. free to access) places are available for qualifying companies.


Register your interest and talk to the team about whether the programme would suit you. Applications for 2019 are open now and places are limited so don’t miss out. You can read testimonials from Heart of the City members.

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Westminster City Council Commercial Waste Services and Heart of the City

Westminster City Council Commercial Waste Services and our long-term partner, Veolia, will be assisting Heart of the City to help businesses improve their environmental impact and become more environmentally sustainable. Veolia is the unrivalled world leader in providing sustainable business support services. If you want to know more about this then please read more about this here.

We’ll be helping in several ways, such as, sharing our expertise at Heart of the City’s sustainability learning events and providing practical resources, including tailored waste audits, practical advice on how to reduce and avoid waste as well as on-site training.

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