We're delighted to announce that we're a part of the Good Business Charter (GBC), an accreditation that seeks to raise the bar on business practices for employees, tax, the environment, customers and suppliers.
As a cash flow support service to hundreds of B2B SMEs, we felt it was important to show our commitment to helping businesses thrive and grow. The Good Business Charter is an independently accredited platform that recognises responsible business practices.
The Good Business Charter exists for all companies, charities and public sector organisations across all industries and sectors. At a time when people are caring more about who they work for and who they buy from, the Good Business Charter offers a straightforward accreditation. It recognises organisations which prioritise and care for their employees, the environment, customers and suppliers, whilst also paying their taxes according to the spirit of the law. The GBC and its members seek to inspire many other businesses to follow suit.
Ant Persse, CEO of Optimum Finance, said:
“The Good Business Charter echoes our own commitments to support the UK business community and so joining was an obvious decision. Areas of the code such as prompt payment, commitment to customers and ethical sourcing are integral to our business. We want to help as many businesses as possible achieve this with improved cash flow and having this GBC accreditation will instill trust in our ability to do so.
“This is all supported, of course, by our dedicated team. We want them to be happy and productive in their jobs and removing stresses associated with wellbeing, pay, and diversity and inclusion is key to this.”
Chairman of the GBC board, Simon Fox, said:
“The Good Business Charter brings together 10 standards, most of which already exist, but in separate places. We have brought them together to give a coherent overall position for businesses to aspire to. We believe that the GBC has enormous potential to change business practice for good. We hope that because of its simplicity and cost effectiveness, it will quickly gain support.”
The Good Business Charter has the support of both the CBI and the TUC which both have trustee representation on its board. Other partners of the GBC include the Living Wage Foundation and the Prompt Payment Code. The GBC has been set up by a charity called the Good Business Foundation.
At Optimum Finance, we utilise innovative technology to offer a range of flexible funding solutions, which grow alongside your business. Get an instant estimate for the amount of funding you could access with our finance calculator. Products include invoice discounting and factoring that can boost your cashflow and give you access to a dedicated credit control team.
Email or call us to speak to our experienced team of experts and find out how invoice finance could help your business. We pride ourselves on getting things done quickly and providing access to cash within 24 hours of approval. We are passionate about finding solutions and delivering to clients’ needs.