New Year brings about many the thought of resolutions and whether you believe in the or not, the start of a new year can bring about a sense of new beginnings. I like the fact that there is a blank slate and an opportunity to change the way that we can do things.

This year, I plan to take my health seriously, to take a holistic sense of self in the way I show up in the world. My journey as a human being on this planet is finite and small by way of impact, but in terms of business, the impact of what we can achieve has a ripple effect.

ABC Life Support is a business with impact at its heart and by its definition as a CIC (Community Interest Company), we do business for good and to improve the community around us.

We plan to do more this year, through our training and projects, we have things happening in the business that will make further impact. We aim to do this, not only by delivering more of our training within the workplace but also within a variety of communities across the UK.

So, what can your business do this year that is new? How can you think about business in a new unique way?

One of the ways that you could be to look at those who do Business For Good?

There has been a significant move to promote social enterprises within many businesses supply chains. Every organisation has a supply chain and this can be anything from your stationary supplier to your energy supplier and of course, your health and safety training provider!

It may be a little bit of a challenge for you to think about using a new supplier or to look at a provider who has a social impact agenda, but it is worth it. A first step could be to look at some of the companies that we are affiliated with that are:

You may be surprised how easy it is to engage with these businesses and by working with them, you could add their value to your own, as part of your CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) or ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) efforts.

It is a challenge worth under taking and a fantastic way to start 2023.