The Federation of Small Business (FSB) is encouraging small enterprises in Luton to get involved in a push to become the UK’s first Good Business Charter town. This is a great opportunity for small businesses to stand out from the crowd through Good Business Charter accreditation. Treacle Factory becomes one of the first to answer the call.

Good Business Charter

The Good Business Charter (GBC)

The GBC encourages and recognises responsible business practices. Luton Council has already been accredited and is now looking for other local businesses to follow suit. As Luton is making its push to become the first GBC town, local businesses will be under the spotlight on how they treat the environment, their employees and suppliers.

Due to this spotlight, it is important for local businesses to demonstrate to current and potential customers that their business is committed to operating responsibly. This comes in response to polling that found 97% of consumers think it is important for a business to act responsibly.

Even the smallest business can sign up due to a streamlined version adapted by the FSB and GBC for businesses with fewer than 50 employees. As Luton’s business makeup is majorly composed of micro businesses & SMEs, the importance of the charter providing a clear framework for businesses of all sizes is incredibly relevant for the town.

For further information about the Good Business Charter, the council is happy to support businesses looking to achieve the accreditation. If you are interested to find out more, please contact or visit the GBC website here.

Luton Business becomes Good Business Charter Accredited

Treacle Factory

Ian Abrahams and Jeremy Brown, directors of Treacle Factory in Luton has joined the calls for more organisations to sign up.

“We are passionate about providing an outstanding level of customer service and strive to achieve the best in everything we do. We heard that Luton Borough Council were encouraging more organisations to join the Charter and wanted to be among the first to register.”

Ian Abrahams
Director, Treacle Factory

About the Author
Rizwana Zaman, Programme Manager, Business and Investment at Luton Borough Council
Rizwana Zaman

Rizwana is a passionate supporter of the Step Forward Luton campaign, She is a Programme Manager for the Business and Investment team at Luton Borough Council