Our research working group includes people from academia and the workplace who are interested in furthering knowledge into ethical business and its relationship to Quakerism.


Nicholas Burton - Senior Lecturer, Strategic Management and International Business, Northumbria University

Nicholas is an experienced strategist and ethicist with an interest in the role of Quakers in business

Current projects 

  • Quaker business history in the 20th Century, so as to seek lessons from it to apply in the 21st Century business world.
    Researcher:  Nicola Sleap - Q&B sponsored PhD student
    Institution: Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre and University of Birmingham
  • Factors which first enabled, and then drove Quaker commercial successes, and the relationship between these factors and Quaker beliefs.
    Researcher: Andrew Fincham
    Institution: Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre and University of Birmingham

Proposed projects

  • Quaker spirituality in a secular world of work.
  • The Quaker Business Method: lessons for contemporary decision-making.
  • Contemporary Quaker businesses – ethics of the past or the future?

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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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