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P1 UNIT 1 Exploring Business Purpose Introduction: In this assignment I will be focusing on 4 different organizations and explaining their purpose, ownership, size and scale in full detail. Organization 1 ASDA: ASDA is a huge British supermarket which retails Mediterranean Food, CDs, Books, Videos, Clothing, Jewellery and House wares. ASDA is the UKs second largest food retailer after Tesco, ASDA was owned by Wal-Mart in 199ASDA is Wal-Marts largest non-US subsidiary. Furthermore ASDA is a private sector business (a business run for private profit and it is not controlled by the government). Purpose of ASDA: The purpose of ASDA is mainly to make profit but apart from that ASDA's purpose is to provide goods and services that are cheap and affordable to consumers or the public. Also to reduce the cost of their products, in addition ASDA has another purpose which is packaging their products well and to support voluntary sector services. ASDA lives by a set of values that makes them unique, the company's values include respect for individuals (staff, and customers) and good customer service and a try hard for excellence. ...read more.


Ownership: Richer Sounds is in the private sector, however in1987 they have decided to become an unlisted Public Limited Company (PLC) and since 1990 they have been an unlisted plc. Richer Sounds is 100% owned by Julian Richer (the founder and managing director of the company), Richer sounds decided to become an unlisted PLC because they did not want to offer any shares to the public. Size/Scale: Richer Sounds is a medium sized business, it currently has 48 stores nation wide 10 stores in London and 38 stores out of London. It has around 500 employees, 180 workers in their office or in their management and 320 employee's works in retailing and warehousing. Moreover in 2003 Richer Sounds sales turnover was nearly �87 billion and their profit before tax was �4.5 million this means Richer Sounds has sold almost �280,000 of goods (in 2003). Richer Sounds is a nationwide business (businesses owned through out the whole nation). Organization 3 Royal Mail/Post Office: Royal Mail is the national postal service of the United Kingdom, the Post Office is a retail company in the United Kingdom formerly part of the postal service Royal Mail. ...read more.


Oxfam does not just receive donations they also have stores which sales second hand clothing for a very cheap price, the money they receive is given to people in need. Ownership: Oxfam is a Voluntary Sector business (Business that involves workers who do not work for profit and operate with a meaningful degree of volunteer involvement) because it is done for the sake of helping people, private sector is mainly done for profit and to supply goods, so therefore I think that Oxfam is a voluntary sector business because it is a business organized to help people and it is not done for profit. Size/Scale: Oxfam is a medium-large business but it is not as large as other businesses e.g. ASDA and Post Office however Oxfam is a very important business. Oxfam has more than 13 organizations working with over 3,000 partners in more than 100 countries to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. Oxfam is a Global organization because it has 13 stores in different places all around the world. ?? ?? ?? ?? Serkan Colak COL08073163 BTEC 1st Diploma Business 4 ...read more.

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