The Business Environment - P1 P2 M1

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Describe the type of business, purpose and ownership of two contrasting businesses. Introduction: In this particular unit I will be describing the type of business, purpose and ownership of two contrasting businesses. I will be describing their main purpose and goals as well as the sectors they operate in. I will also be identifying the key stake holders and analyse their point of view relative to overall organisation goals. British Heart Foundation Public Organisation The British heart foundation helps thousands of people in the UK, with heart replacements and heart operations. The British heart foundation work hard to protect heart health and fight for better services for heart patients. They are a charity organisation which depends on donations from those who have died. History The British Heart foundation was first founded in 1961 in the United Kingdom, total number of deaths from heart and circulatory disease was higher than 300,000 - over half of all deaths that year in 1961. More than half of the lives were lost from coronary heart disease, which claimed just around 500 out of every 100,000 men in the UK each year in the early 1960s. In 1961 the British heart foundation was founded, later on that year the first ever pacemaker was made and given to the British heart foundation. Two years after the charity is formed, the science committee has raised enough funds to award the first research grants and 34 research grants were funded, totalling £180,980 in total. In 1996 the first BHF nurse was employed, this improved the service of hospitals as it took responsibilities of other doctors when patients needed to be treated, nurses would take over tasks which doctors had to do. It flattens the structure of how the business operates. Mission Statement Heart disease touches us all. It is complex, indiscriminate and unpredictable. As the nation’s heart
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