Inspiration

National Volunteers Week – Three Inspirational Stories

Volunteers are the backbone of our communities, and the work they do helps millions across the country access vital support often not provided by traditional structures.  In 2020/21, 30% of respondents reported taking part in formal volunteering at least once in the last year (approximately 14 million people in England). Volunteers are often overlooked, and…

Gender inequalities  – why do they happen?

It is well documented that there are gender-related inequalities in some of the UK’s biggest companies and industries.  For example, women make up just 0.81% of all mechanics, technicians and electricians. There is also evidence of a correlation between gender imbalances in industry and a gender pay gap; as an example, Tool makers, tool fitters…

Embracing change – why it matters 

Work IS changing.  Summarised by the Cranfield School of Management, “the nature of work, the workforce and work relations are being reshaped by changing demographics and greater diversity, increased global integration, technological advancement and increased competitive pressures for organisations, both in product markets and for employees due to socio, political and economic shifts.”  You might…

Care Leavers Week

It’s currently Care Leavers Week! At BUD, we feel everyone, regardless of upbringing, deserves the best opportunities in life. Events like this give us the opportunity to broadcast issues facing our communities, alongside some of the amazing work our team at BUD does.  According to Gov.uk, there are currently more than 80,000 children looked after…

Black History Month – History you should know

Black history is a time to reflect on the importance of Black communities, and the importance of Black figures throughout history both at home and internationally. It’s also a great time, however, to educate ourselves, and learn something new. The British curriculum has faced recent criticism in regards to teaching Black history.  Before reading ahead,…

Celebrating Black History – BUD meets Fletchers Solicitors

BUD has recently facilitated a session for Fletchers Solicitors, centering around Black History Month. The session covered hidden figures in black history, including Benjamin Banneker, Alice Ball and Gladys West. It also included a quiz, and discussions around how race is taught. BUD also provided an opportunity for employees to discuss any issues they felt…