10 November 2017
Digbeth-based Birmingham Voluntary Service Council (BVSC) has come up with a new service which will not only support small businesses but also help them meet corporate social responsibility objectives.
The new service is being offered via the organisation’s newly-launched social enterprise, BVSC Business Solutions, and is actually an extension of the back office function it provides to local charities.
This includes a payroll bureau, finance services, and HR consultancy and advice, and has allowed community groups to focus their resources on their main activities, rather than become bogged down in administration requirements.
BVSC is now offering this service to the wider business sector, so that SMEs and other private sector companies will have the option of outsourcing their support needs to BVSC Business Solutions whilst meeting their own corporate social responsibility objectives.
All profits generated through the enterprise are ploughed back into resourcing BVSC’s charitable aims of providing support to local community groups and volunteers.
BVSC directly supports disadvantaged young people, isolated older people, and adults working to overcome homelessness, offending, substance misuse, and mental ill-health.
BVSC chief executive Brian Carr (pictured) said: “We are often approached by businesses looking for ways for to make a wider contribution to social good in Birmingham.
“Now, in addition to our established employee volunteering and skills brokerage programmes for private sector companies, we are offering businesses the opportunity to purchase from a local social enterprise that actively generates income to support voluntary and community action throughout the city. They can access high quality back office support at the same time as helping us to achieve real social good in local communities.”
The professional services delivered through BVSC Solutions can be tailored to unique business needs, and the level of support can be scaled up or down as required.