Lee Petts, managing director at Preston-based Remsol, is to chair a Question Time themed event for local schools as part of a series of activities to mark Responsible Business Week.
Organised by Business in the Community (BITC) and taking place at Fulwood Academy on 6th April, the event aims to give secondary school pupils the opportunity to quiz a panel of Lancashire business leaders about the importance of doing business responsibly, and to hear about their experiences.
“Doing business in a way that enhances the contribution a company can make to society and its surroundings is increasingly important if you want to grow and thrive,” says Lee.
“Each of the businesses represented on the panel has a track record of trying to make things better, whether that’s by investing in their people to help improve life chances or by working with local community groups.
“The Question Time event will give local children a fascinating insight into what motivates people and businesses to go the extra mile in pursuing a purpose beyond profit. They’ll also hear real examples of how responsible practices have helped local businesses to get ahead.”
Commenting on Remsolâ€™s involvement, Grace Butler, education manager for BITC in the North West that is coordinating the event, says â€œWe are delighted to have Lee Petts supporting us with our Responsible Business Question Time in Preston.
“His commitment to the community and passion for responsible business is clear and he has added great value in the run up to the event, contributing to the content and helping us to secure fantastic panellists.
“His involvement has without a doubt strengthened the quality of this event which will lead to a richer student experience.â€
The schools taking part in the event are part of the Preston Business Class Cluster, a group of schools and businesses involved in BITC’s Business Class.
The panellists that can expect a grilling from pupils include Tyrone Jones from the business law firm DWF, Francis Egan from Cuadrilla Resources, Alasdair Jackson from Recycling Lives, Daniel Halenko from Blackburn Alarms, and Louise Potter from Taylor Patterson.
Responsible Business Week takes place between 18-22 April 2016.Â It represents a high profile opportunity for businesses and organisations of all sorts to demonstrate the many ways that they can work together to turn ambition into positive action for a fairer society and a more sustainable future.