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Boots 1A Leve1 1 Business Activities Boots is one of the best known retail names in the UK. In addition to retailing, the group includes product development and manufacturing, international marketing, and property management businesses. It was first opened as an herbalist shop by John Boot in Goose Gate, Nottingham. Inside of The Boots Company, there are many products and services they provide like toiletries, medicine, baby products, opticians, healthcare, contract manufacturing and many more. Boots The Chemists are probably the most well-known part of The Boots Company. With over 63,000 staff and over 1400 stores, Boots The Chemists is the UK's leading retailer health and beauty products. One in three people shop at Boots The Chemists every week. Boots make their own products and they also buy stock to resale, similar to Asdas. Boots business stores are located on High Streets, Retail parks and also shopping centres throughout the country. Some are also located in Airports. Ownership Boots is a public limited company (PLC). This means that they offer their shares to the public. The sector is owned by individuals or other businesses, called shareholders. Before Boots was allowed to start trading they had to fill out some extremely important paper work. The Memorandum of association, this contained the, purpose of trading, amount of capital it will raise and the name and address and also the article of association, which says things about inside the business from the rules of company meetings, the director's power and the shareholders rights. These documents are sent to a place that records all companies in Britain. ...read more.

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Before businesses can set these aims and objectives, they need to think if it is a SMART objective. This basic acronym basically means: Specific - Objectives should specify what they want to achieve. Measurable - You should be able to measure whether you are meeting the objectives or not. Achievable - Are the objectives you set, achievable and attainable? Realistic - Can you realistically achieve the objectives with the resources you have? Time - When do you want to achieve the set objectives? They need to see if there objective follows these criteria's, because if it isn't suitable to be used. Most important out of the five criteria's is that it is achievable and realistic. 1B Level 1 Functional Areas Boots has a number of departments which have specific jobs to carry out within the business. These functional areas consist of: 1. Human Resources 2. Finance 3. Administration 4. Operations/Production 5. Marketing and Sales 6. Customers Services 7. Research and development 1. Human Resources The reason Boots has a human resource department is because it is there job to recruit the best employees and make sure that they keep and maintain the high standard so they can effectively achieve the aims and objectives that they set. Also it there job to make sure all the work is done in a safe manner. Within the department various jobs or activities need to be carried out for example: > Recruiting, keeping and dismissing employees > Providing good working conditions > Training, developing and promoting employees > Health and safety This department has a major task they must choose the right employees for the future success. ...read more.

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The administrations department in Boots is all so the people who over look everything making sure everything is safe. It's the job of the human resource department to set the policies but it's the job of the administration to make sure that they are implemented. The safety issues include: > Providing, safety clothing for workers for example on building sites. > Ensure there are no dangers in the workplace, for instance by providing toughened glass in doors. > Providing regular medical checks for those working in risky environments, such as in a chemical firm. Security is an increasingly important issue for businesses, like Boots. Security duties include: > Signing visitors in and out of the premises, and issuing them with identification badges. > Ensuring that unauthorised people are kept out, perhaps by use of patrols or guard dogs. But for Boots the ID cards would do fine. Information technology is used in businesses to provide lots of things like: > Spreadsheets to record financial data, such as sales figures. > Databases for customers, employee and supplier records. > Payroll systems to calculate employees' wages and salaries and to produce pay slips. > Emails for communicating with groups such as suppliers. > Web based systems for selling goods and services on the internet and taking payment from credit cards securely. It is part of the administrations job description to help train new employees to new software being used in the department. It is also part of there job description to consult with department managers to help them find the best software they should use for what they are doing. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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