About the event

Our Tuesday get together aims to foster relationships between members and providing a forum for the exchange of ideas, support and networking. These sessions allow plenty of space for introductions and checking in.

It’s a relaxed, non-pressured atmosphere and a great place to further your knowledge, understanding and practice of our keystone publication, Good Business:  Ethics at Work and our exploration of the Quaker Business Method.


MarchThe Conduct of Business Example Advice/Query Our discussion points
71. Business and ProfitWhat is the driving force of your business? Is it just to maximise your profit or is it to provide sustainable employment for as many people as is sensible; to build your employees’ confidence, skills and sense of worth; to provide a product or service that contributes to others’ well-being? Building networks between our aligned businesses and contacts. Systems mapping. 
142. Uncertainty and RiskThere is an element of uncertainty and risk in every business. Do you take reasonable steps to remove unnecessary risks? Resilience is not just taking out insurance: it's preparing back up plans for businesses and groups; identifying threats and preparing procedures; staging payments for work delivered; identifying stress points or even making simple behavioural changes e.g. saying thanks more often. 
213. Responsibilities of directors and managers Directors and managers benefit by holding themselves responsible to all stakeholders of the business. Are you aware of your legal responsibilities as a director or manager? Do you fulfil them?The responsibilities of a treasurer in Q&B.
284. Obligation to shareholders and investorsAny sizeable company needs outside investors in order to take advantage of opportunities for growth. Do you ensure that your shareholders receive a fair return for their investment and risk?The ethics of investment in for-profit care homes. The difference between companies that are owned and run by shareholders, and those that aren't. Not for profit. 


April The Conduct of Business pt 2Example Advice/Query 
45. Ethical tradeWages should reflect the contribution workers make to their companies. Does your company contract with companies which do not pay their employees a sustainable living wage in their own community?

6.Environmental responsibilityWe have a responsibility to care for the physical and economic environment of the whole world. Do you provide a product or service that is in any way harmful to life? 
187.Health and safetyAll employers and employees have a duty to ensure that their working practices and equipment are safe for all users and the general public. When you see something which could be a hazard, do you report it?
258.Quality and safety of products and servicesThere is plenty of evidence to show that providing good quality at a fair price is good practice for any business and pays its own dividends. Do you continually strive to improve the quality and safety of your products? 

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How to book

Members can register via the monthly newsletter. Guests and non-members are welcome to book via the form below and a registration link will be sent.    

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Book Q Connections Tuesday Free
Quakers and Business is a charitable incorporated organisation in England and Wales No. 1157008 at Unit 12272, POBox 7169, Poole, Dorset, UK, BH15 8EL. Quakers and Business Group is a Quaker Recognised Body in Britain (BYM).
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