Quakers and Business Group
Promoting Quaker values in Business and the Workplace

News Update - June 2008

18-19 November 2008 Quaker Business Conference – The Future of Work


Book (VERY SOON) via the website: http://www.quakersandbusiness.ork.uk/

It’s our midweek, 2 day face to face event for networking, meeting and making new work and business Friends. Workshops include the sharing of expertise on ‘starting up in business’, ‘creating an action plan’, ‘looking at expansion and long term goals’, ‘ethical and profitable ways of working’, and ‘major ethical and practical business issues of our age’. These workshops will prove invaluable for you and your business, whether you are just starting out, you are a ‘one man band’ or part of a major organisation, social enterprise or charitable body. – The conference is there to support ALL Quakers in business, at every level, including yours.

Starting Up in Business


Are you or one of your friends starting up in business, or moving your best activity into a sort of more business mode? Q&B has members who have done just that, some several times. Would you like to join such a Q&B group? Let me know, on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – lets bring it on!

Website


Adrian Melia is our new member voluntarily running the website: http://www.quakersandbusiness.org.uk/ Have a look. It has a public news and info area and a Q&B full members only area. Members, you can get your password from Adrian on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Mailing list members – why not join? £25 pa, via John Lovatt our membership Sec via the website or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Adrian is developing our website to have yet greater capabilities and plans it to be ready by September ’08. Thank you to Hilary and others who moved it to its present, much more useful stage.

Please tell Tim, Sue and Adrian what you want the Q&B website to do for you, via: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;

What Else is cooking?

Quaker Business Direct

On our website, in the open area, we will have a current version of the long standing but not very accessible directory of businesses run by Friends and those in sympathy. Want to be in it? Contact Jo Poole via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Coming soon…

Spiritual accompaniment


Use a partner to work with on your own spiritual and ethical issues in your business and work life. It’s a well proven method we use within Q&B. For more, see: website Live Projects page then contact Eoin McCarthy via: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. +44 (0)1684 891566

The Little Green Book


We are updating Q&B’s ethical practices guide book ‘Good Business’ for a non-Quaker audience. Want to help? Contact Jane Dahill via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For your own copy, purchase via the friends House Bookshop…

Non-executive Directors


You may have seen the item written by John Meadley in last week’s Friend. The NxD Group’s next meeting is on 8/9 June 2009, at Woodbrooke. It’s for all interested in the non-executive director role as it is known in the private sector. It’s also called committee member, governor, trustee, in other sectors. For more, contact John Meadley on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Big Picture Project, variously called Moral Compass, Wealth or Riches


Q&B will always be interested in the business or economic context within which we all seek to earn our livings and make our contributions. Presently Eoin Mcarthy is leading the work in this broad area. For more, contact Eoin via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Paul Moxey on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

When-In… Doing Business with THEM


Having business or professional dealings with people of other faiths or cultures or nationalities or even ethnicities can be fraught with unintended, unexpected misunderstandings. To link into our discussion of this eternal topic from the Quaker viewpoint, contact Eoin McCarthy on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kalamazoo Bequest: £20,000


Originally founder owners of the Quaker firm of their name, Kalamazoo have a £20k bequest available for “a project about Quakers as employers”. If you are a Quaker employer, or even if you aren’t would you like to suggest how the bequest might with great benefit be spent, so long as it is about Quakers as employers? Contact Q&B Clerk This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will approach the Trustees with our suggestions from Q&B, as invited to do so by the Recording Clerk….

Get Involved – Contact Us!!


Q&B Management Committee - We run things for the network

Tim Phillips (Clerk) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Eoin McCarthy (Asst Clerk) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Paul Whitehouse (Treasurer) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
John Lovatt (Membership Sec) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Adrian Melia (Website manager) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Andrew James This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jane Dahill This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jo Poole This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sue Dawson (Communications) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In attendance:


Kitty McVey (Wiki Coach) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Q&B Nominations Cttee - We nominate members to help with Q&B activities

Hilary Pinder (Clerk) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Paul Moxey This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Penny Osborne This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Scotland Rep:


Daphne Wasserman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

That’s all for now folks. Any ideas, suggestions, - get in touch with any of us as per above.

Tim Phillips 07904 12 12 43