Courteenhall Farms have recently become a member of the Good Business Charter, an accreditation which any organisation in the UK can sign up to that recognises and encourages good practice across all areas of business.
Courteenhall Farms’ Managing Partner, Johnny Wake, has been following the career of entrepreneur Julian Richer, Founder of the GBC for many years, and in 2020 we embarked on the self-accreditation process.
There are 10 components to commit to, which include paying suppliers on time, maintaining employee well-being and demonstrating environmental responsibility. Whilst we were mindful of many of these already, having to prove that we were adhering to them put us in a position where we needed to implement policies and ideas that had previously hovered on our to do list.
The list of GBC members is diverse, but Courteenhall Farms are the first landowner to join. Landowners are in a unique position of being able to look forward beyond 50 years and we wanted to apply the same long-term thinking to our business practices. Our core values include sustainability, innovation and high standards, and we can only achieve these if we commit to the people that are instrumental in getting us there: our team members, suppliers and customers.
The GBC are encouraging and forward thinking in assisting businesses of all shapes and sizes to become members and we look forward to the benefits of being part of their community.
You can find out more about the Good Business Charter by visiting their website.