Professional Accreditations & Associations

The GB Group

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The GB Group are Leicester's leading one-stop-shop for those businesses and organisations outsourcing business services and seeking expert advice for better business.

Comprising of 11 like-minded Leicestershire SME business owners, Directors and senior managers with differing yet complimentary skills and proven track records, they were brought together to help businesses and not-for-profit organisations in Leicester and the surrounding area improve, achieve their objectives and raise their business value.


The Federation of Small Businesses

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The Federation of Small Businesses is the UK's largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms. Formed in 1974, it now has 215,000 members across 33 regions and 230 branches.

Their lobbying arm - led by the Westminster Press and Parliamentary office - applies pressure on MPs, Government and Whitehall and puts the FSB viewpoint over to the media. The FSB also has Press and Parliamentary Offices in Glasgow, Cardiff and Belfast to lobby the devolved assemblies. Policy Managers work alongside Regional Development Agencies to further FSB influence at a regional level.


The British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF)

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The BPIF is the principal business support organisation representing the UK print, printed packaging and graphic communication industry. It is one of the country's leading trade associations.

They provide the highest standard of support for printers to grow and develop healthy, sustainable and profitable businesses, aiming to provide an environment geared towards their businesses success. The BPIF offer practical, value-adding solutions for all areas of a print organisation, ranging from Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality issues; with the implementation of HR requirements; provide resolutions of technical or legal issues; as well as advice and support on marketing, sales and finance. This is all delivered by individuals and teams of highly skilled and experienced print industry specialists.

Mulberry Square Limited are Silver members and have held full membership of the BPIF since 2006.


Exor Management Services

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Established in 1997, Exor Management Services is the leading body specialising in Risk and Compliance throughout the UK. The company has developed a comprehensive and detailed risk management framework for the Public Sector. Exor knows that the management of risk is a central issue in the procuring of goods and services and that is why this framework enables Exor’s Clients to procure goods and services with the confidence and knowledge that the businesses they are contracting with have been fully assessed on all council spend in such key areas as Financial Stability, Health and Safety and Equal Opportunities.

Ian McKinnon, Managing Director of Exor Management Services says “Major public organisations can no longer run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have a sound range of business policies. More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that Mulberry Square Limited has done. The firms’ high standard has set an example, which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector.

Exor’s risk framework comprises of a set of standards that fit across a range of businesses from a Sole Trader to a Limited Charity to a Multinational Plc. All are assessed in a process that is transparent, administratively simple and rigorous but not onerous. To what extent a business is required to under go an assessment in all of these areas will largely depend on the level of spend and the category of work for which a business has registered.


Skills Pledge

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The Skills Pledge is a voluntary, public commitment made by an organisation to invest in the skills of its workforce. The Skills Pledge is open to organisations of all sizes, from all sectors, with a workforce in England in the private, public and voluntary sectors.

It's a promise that the employer will work to realise the potential of all their employees by developing their basic skills and working towards relevant, valuable qualifications. By making the Skills Pledge employers commit to train their workforce to at least Level 2 – the equivalent of five good GCSEs, grades A–C.

Many organisations choose to use the Skills Pledge as a starting point, going on to help employees gain higher-level qualifications. To ensure employees’ skills meet their industry standard, we encourage businesses to make this commitment a long term investment by raising their targets beyond the Level 2 benchmark.

Our Skills Pledge declaration:

On behalf of Mulberry Square Ltd., I Craig Johnstone, as Managing Director make a commitment that we shall:

  • Actively encourage and support our employees to gain the skills and qualifications that will meet the needs of the business and will support their future employability
  • Further support employees to acquire basic literacy and numeracy skills and work towards their first full Level 2 qualification
  • Demonstrably raise our employees' skills and competencies to improve their organisational performance through investing in economically valuable training and development


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Climate change is the most pressing global issue facing us all, with consequences for all communities, species and environments across the world.

To take responsibility for our impact on the climate, Mulberry Square Limited are offsetting the carbon emissions from the web hosting managed by its Mulberry Square and Industry Square brands with ClimateCare.

ClimateCare is an organisation that reduces global greenhouse gas emissions on behalf of companies and individuals.

These reductions are made through a range of projects around the world that not only make real reductions in carbon emissions, but also make a difference to people's lives.

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