Unit number and title
Unit 1: The Business Environment
BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business
Mr Taylor / Ms Martin
P1, P2, P3, P4, M1, D1
Two Businesses on our Doorstep.
The main purpose of this assignment is to: enable you to describe the different types, purposes and ownership of businesses and to evaluate the influence exerted by stakeholders. Scenario
You have been asked to prepare background material for a Reporter who is planning a new feature article. The reporter wants to focus on two contrasting business organisations with a presence in your local area, and has asked you for information on them, covering their purpose, ownership and the roles of different stakeholders. Task 1
You need to select two local organisations for your research. One should be a small organisation in the private sector- (Marks & Spencer’s). Your large organisation should be in the public sector (Shell). These two organisations must have a presence in your local area, although this could just be a branch (or shop or office) of your larger organisation.
Your are required to describe each business according to the following:
Type: Does it belong to the public, private or not-for profit (voluntary) sector? Is it local, national, or international? What about its business activities: does it belong in the primary, secondary or tertiary sector? Purposes: What are its business purposes, in terms of products and services, and how does the business interact with its customers? Ownership: Describe the type of the business’s ownership, and the implications of this for the way it does business. This provides evidence for P1
Every business has several stakeholders who influence its operations in different ways and to varying degrees. For both your businesses, identify and describe the different stakeholder...
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