Optimum Finance joins the Good Business Charter

Specialist invoice finance provider Optimum Finance is delighted to announce it has signed up to the Good Business Charter (GBC), an accreditation that seeks to raise the bar on business practices for employees, tax, the environment, customers and suppliers.

As a cash flow support service to hundreds of B2B SMEs, Optimum Finance felt it important to show their commitment to helping businesses thrive and grow. The Good Business Charter is an independently accredited platform that recognises responsible business practices.

The Good Business Charter exists for all companies, charities and public sector organisations across all industries and sectors.  At a time when people are caring more about who they work for and who they buy from, the Good Business Charter offers a straightforward accreditation. It recognises organisations which prioritise and care for their employees, the environment, customers and suppliers, whilst also paying their taxes according to the spirit of the law. The GBC and its members seek to inspire many other businesses to follow suit.

Ant Persse, CEO of Optimum Finance, said: “The Good Business Charter echoes our own commitments to support the UK business community and so joining was an obvious decision. Areas of the code such as prompt payment, commitment to customers and ethical sourcing are integral to our business. We want to help as many businesses as possible achieve this with improved cash flow and having this GBC accreditation will instill trust in our ability to do so.

“This is all supported, of course, by our dedicated team. We want them to be happy and productive in their jobs and removing stresses associated with wellbeing, pay, and diversity and inclusion is key to this.”

Chairman of the GBC board, Simon Fox, said: The Good Business Charter brings together 10 standards, most of which already exist, but in separate places. We have brought them together to give a coherent overall position for businesses to aspire to. We believe that the GBC has enormous potential to change business practice for good.  We hope that because of its simplicity and cost effectiveness, it will quickly gain support.”