Caroline Swailes and Heather de Groot met working for a global parent company that was at the forefront of responsible business back in 2010. Both strived to impact as far and wide as possible across the Group. They understood the need to engage and empower people across the entire business to champion and share the company’s commitments to its people, communities and planet, creating a culture of responsibility owned by all.
After leaving that business, they both (separately) moved into the SME space, supporting companies as Sustainability Consultants, staying in touch to share best practice and support each other’s own personal growth.
Then, after becoming mothers and supporting one another through the pandemic, they decided to join forces once again to tackle the growing overwhelm and pressure on SMEs to navigate the minefield of sustainability.
By creating online training and investing in automation, they turned their experience into a valuable, results-driven offer, clearing a path for local businesses to showcase their contribution and impact.
This offer can now reach far and wide across the thriving SME community, supporting them to structure their ethical activities and formalise an accountable approach to map, measure and report on their impact.
Both are incredibly proud of what they have achieved to date, and they are beyond excited about where the next 12 months will take them.
A goal for the business is to also contribute a significant amount of money to Girls Out Loud, a social enterprise that Be Ethical Training has partnered with.
The more businesses that Be Ethical Training support, the more they can give back, a driving force for why they want their business to go from strength to strength.