The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has welcomed prime minister Theresa May’s call for fairer business practices that ‘work for the many, not the few’.
Responding to May’s pledge, CMI chief executive Ann Francke welcomed a greater focus on ensuring employers create more inclusive workplaces, as well as taking on key problems such as the widely reported gender pay gap and excessive executive pay at the very top end.
Francke backed the CMI’s statement by saying: "We’ll work with government, leaders and managers to make social purpose in business a priority that delivers benefits for all."
In addition to the comments from the CMI, national chairperson of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Mike Cherry said that the reshuffled government under Theresa May must now focus on key infrastructure projects to ensure that the UK economy remains robust in future.
Cherry said: "The government must get back to business on the many vital issues. These include key infrastructure projects like airport expansion, HS2, energy security and the Northern Powerhouse, as well as delivering on business rates pledges and changing plans for quarterly tax returns."
Other business owners, including Sinead Hasson of Hasson Associates, Chloe Webber of Company Check and Allison Scrivener of Diligence Services, also backed May as a catalyst for change within the business community. They also welcomed a woman as Prime Minister.
Security may be required. Product fees may apply.