Slough Business Community Partnership (SBCP) was formed in 2001 as a ‘not for profit’ company limited by guarantee. Since that time, it has grown to become one of the leading Business Community Partnerships in the UK. The Partnership goes from strength to strength and now has an active membership of 40+ companies and organisations which represent large, medium and small businesses, the Council and the Voluntary Sector.
We are a unique organisation that promotes the use of business skills to support the development of community organisations by creating beneficial and meaningful relationships.
SBCP can help as we take time to understand the needs and requirements of our charity and voluntary sector and to identify suitable projects. We match the needs to the resources of local businesses that can support them or we promote a project through our extensive business network to find solution. By encouraging businesses to support vital projects we can help them to be valued and engaged in their communities.
We can help businesses to develop CSR policies and strategies and by putting into practice agreed aims and objectives businesses can instantly profit from establishing a CSR agenda. We are able to provide opportunities to help projects, offer support, time and expertise whilst giving staff the opportunity to develop their skills whilst benefitting the community.
I was appointed as the new Partnership Manager on the 1st May 2019 and have a wealth of experience in local government at Slough Borough Council, London Borough of Hounslow and Ealing Council leading on skills, employment and productivity. I am an active member of the local community and have worked with businesses o improve productivity and workforce development.
I am passionate about giving back and making a difference as this is core to my belief in building communities and giving people the opportunity to take an active role where they live and work.
I am co-founder of ‘Knit your socks off’ (KYSO) and Sakoon through cancer – supporting South Asian Women through breast cancer.
Life has taught me that ‘Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass but its learning to dance in the rain’ a great quote by Vivienne Greene.
I am passionate about connecting people and skills. Having gained a wealth of knowledge in the private sector for over 30 years, I was keen to enter into a community-based role that would use my practical and personal skills. I am thoroughly enjoying my role at SBCP, connecting our members with the wider Slough community – groups / charities and education. Looking at new ways for our members to give back to their working environment whilst benefitting this sector and raising awareness. I pull together the extensive Challenge Calendar quarterly and keep very busy with our ever-growing membership group activities. My organisational and admin skills are key to keeping this varied role afloat. I enjoy meeting new people, learning and looking at ways in which we can expand the diversity of our volunteering opportunities further.
SBCP Management Board
Bob has been with SBCP since its inception in 2001 and was previously the Partnership Manager until September 2017 when he took to up his current role. He is the Company Secretary and Chair of the Slough Working Well Group that provides advice and guidance to local businesses on Health & Wellbeing matters in the workplace.
Bob has a wealth of knowledge and experience of Slough, its businesses and the local community’.
Amjad was appointed as the Partnership Development Manager at SEGRO in July 2017. She heads SEGRO’s Skills and employment programme across the UK and manages their relationship with stakeholders including government, local authorities and universities. Amjad is responsible for shaping and delivering SEGRO’s community engagement strategy and their corporate social responsibility programme. Prior to joining SEGRO, Amjad worked in the public sector firstly in regeneration and more recently in policy and strategy.
Rajiv Joshi – Director
Rajiv is a partner at Blake Morgan specialising in employment law.
He has been a director on the board of SBCP since November 2016, although has been involved with SBCP’s activities for many years before that. Rajiv also sits on the committee for Slough Working Well, which is one of SBPC’s initiatives delivering wellbeing related knowledge for local businesses. He regularly presents at the Working Well events, and has also delivered presentations at SBCP’s Business Meetings. Rajiv is passionate about helping bring business closer to charitable causes in the community.