Task 1– P1
Identify the purpose of four different business organisations
Business Ownership Size Scale Purpose Employees Income/profit
Tesco PLC 260000 in the UK, 380000 worldwide £46.6b sales National and international:
1500 stores in the UK and 2700 worldwide Tesco's purpose is the make a profit. They supply goods and services to consumers. Their strapline is ‘every little helps’
Tesco is a public limited company (PLC). This means that the company has sold shares on the stock exchange to raise money.
Marie Curie Cancer Care Charitable organisation
More than 2,700 nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals The charity’s total incoming resources for the year to March 2012 totalled £138.4m Nine Hospices in: Belfast, Bradford, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London (Hampstead), Liverpool, Newcastle, Penarth (near Cardiff), and Solihull. It is a registered charitable organisation in the United Kingdom which provides nursing care, without charge, to terminally ill people at home and in hospices.
As a charitable organization is a type of non-profit organization (NPO). It differs from other types of NPOs in that it centers on non-profit and philanthropic goals as well as social well-being (e.g. charitable, educational, religious, or other activities serving the public interest or common good).
Unicorn Grocery Worker co-operative 50 £5 million 1 Shop It sells fresh, dried and processed food and drink, much of it organic and with a focus on local and Fairtrade sourcing, as well as household, bodycare and general grocery items.
It is a co-operative grocery store located in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, England. As a workers co-op, it is controlled democratically by its member/owners, who run the business with a flat management structure and with an equal rate of pay. Ethics form the foundations of the business, and Unicorn's Principles of Purpose are the framework within which the business operates.