The 'Connect' website
Supporting your commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility.
The Business Forum launched www.hbfconnect.com to encourage local businesses to get involved with the regeneration and development of the city by sharing their skills and experiences with voluntary, community and public sector organisations.
Businesses do not exist in isolation to their surroundings, they are integral parts of the communities in which they are situated and the location of any business is a major factor in its success. For many years the private sector has been engaging with local communities in a socially responsible way and they do this because they have realised the direct benefits it can bring to their businesses as well as their city.
The Forum recognised the huge role businesses are already playing by supporting the work of local charities, community organisations and partnerships. The Connect website makes it easier for businesses to find out how they can get involved. It also provides a free and simple mechanism for public bodies or voluntary and community sector organisations to publicise their requests to local businesses.
If you’re a business you can engage with the community across a range of areas from skills and education to health, the environment and economic development. If you’re a social enterprise, charity or a public sector organisation, this site gives you the chance to reach Hull’s business community.
Regardless of why people or businesses choose to engage with their community, the ultimate effect is the same; a better environment in which to live and work. The successful regeneration of Hull can only be achieved through the active participation of the private sector and we hope this website will explain the simple, practical steps through which business can make a difference.
Hull needs all its businesses to play their part; this website will show you how.