QuoLux recognised as a 'force for good' by global B Corp movement

A company responsible for helping develop some of Gloucestershire’s foremost senior business leaders has achieved an accolade many others are still seeking – B Corp status.

By Andrew Merrell  |  Published
QuoLux has become the latest Gloucestershire company singled out as a business which pursues purpose as well as profit.

Leadership development firm QuoLux has become the latest in a so far short list of businesses in Gloucestershire to achieve B Corporation (B Corp) status – marking companies out globally for pursuing purpose as well as profit.

QuoLux, which is based at Brockworth, has been certified by B Lab, the not-for-profit organisation behind the B Corp movement, as having met the rigorous social and environmental standards which represent its commitment to goals outside of shareholder profit.

Its increasingly sought after certification addresses the entirety of a business’ operations and covers key impact areas including workers, community, environment and customers.

Dr Stewart Barnes, chief executive officer of QuoLux, also the sponsors of the Family Business of the Year category in the SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards 2023said: ‘We’re delighted. We are passionate about leadership and business being a force for good and recognise that for societies and the world we live in to improve, we need more ‘purpose-led’ leadership, which is an important driver that connects social impact in the communities we live in and the value organisations deliver.’

Chris Turner, executive director of B Lab UK, said: ‘This is a movement of companies who believe business really can be a force for good. We know that QuoLux is going to be a fantastic addition to the community and will continue driving the conversation forward.’

The B Corp community in the UK, representing a broad cross section of industries and sizes, is currently made up of more than 1,300 companies, including well-known brands such as The Body Shop, Innocent Drinks and organic food pioneers Abel & Cole.

QuoLux also works with Gloucestershire-based brands who have also achieved the B Corp - including award-winning organic herbal teas and supplements business Pukka Herbs, fifth generation family bakery Hobbs House Bakery, and Optimising IT.

The business is also the sponsors of the Family Business of the Year category in the SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards 2023.

See our Hot List article 10 forward-thinking B Corps in Gloucestershire.

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