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About Us

Business 2 Business was set up 37 years ago to tackle unemployment and social exclusion. We recognised that local people were often not able to benefit from jobs in the local economy, and that additional support was needed to help bridge the gap. 

Supporting customer needs, upskilling, addressing barriers to employment and further opportunities has always remained our top priority. We have developed our services over the years with the main focus on helping individuals to flourish in employment. Our values are at the core of everything we do and we hold ourselves to extremely high standards.

Our Mission

To develop and support the delivery of quality vocational training and to address barriers which prevent access to employment.

Our Commitment

Our service standards are based on the Matrix Quality Standard and the Guidance Code of Practice.


We fulfil these commitments through the following:

  • A free and impartial service.

  • Confidentiality (personal information complient with Data Protection Act).

  • High quality help and advice tailored to your needs.

  • Extensive local knowledge and resources.

  • Referrals process if required through established partnership working.

  • Clarification on any issues discussed.

  • Friendly and helpful environment.

"achieved the highest job entry performance in Britain"

Our delivery of the DWP Ethnic Minority Outreach Programme achieved the highest job entry performance in Britain. Following our expansion into mainstream delivery, our Single Regeneration Budget 6 employment initiative was the most successful in the history of the programme.

We believe our wish to understand, and develop solutions that meet the needs of, local communities and employers underpins our success in these and the many employment, learning and IAG programmes we have delivered since, including:

  • The Work Programme

  • National Careers Service (Nextstep)

  • Flexible New Deal

  • Pathways to Work

  • City Strategy initiatives

  • ESF Jobmaets and Routeways

  • Neighbourhood Renewal Fund Initiatives

  • Working Neighbourhood Fund Initiatives

  • Skills for Jobs 


people supported since 2011


of clients achieved a learning or work outcome


of clients rated our support "excellent"

Take a look at our additional achievements here



Our carbon emission reduction commitment, enabling Business 2 Business UK Limited to be Net Zero by 2030, is described in our Carbon Reduction Plan:

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