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The nature of business and ownership

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BTEC First Diploma in Business Unit 1 Exploring Business Purposes Task 1 a) Tesco is a public limited company organisation b) N.H.S is owned by the government c) Oxfam is a charity organisation d) Dixy chicken is a Partnership Task 2 Tesco (public limited company) The purpose of Tesco is to create value for customers to earn their lifetime loyalty. Tesco is now making moves into non-food markets with an aim of taking a leading market position. Tesco is one of the biggest supermarkets in England. Every business decision they make is driven by their customers. Tesco is selling Groceries with 1000's of great offers every week and more than 1500 wines, entertainment stuff like books, CDs, DVDs and digital stuff, phones and broadband; the also offer you insurances like car insurances home and travel insurances life insurances and many more insurances. Tesco's UK stores are divided into six formats, differentiated by size and the range of products sold, and which are: Tesco Extra This is a larger store mainly out-of-town that stocks nearly all of Tesco's product ranges. Tesco Extra stores are usually on two floors, with the ground for mainly food and the first floor for clothing, electronics and entertainment. ...read more.

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Oxfam (Oxford Committee for Famine Relief) Oxfam is a worldwide help and deployment organisation which is specialized in helping people. Oxfam was formatted in 1942 and is member by the Oxfam International. The first Oxfam store was formatted in 1947 in England in the Broad Street in Oxfam. Meanwhile there are more than 800 Oxfam stores in Great Britain. In such stores the are selling second hand things like books, clothes, shoes, CD's, household article and many things more. There are not m aking profit. Dixy chicken (was a sole trader but now it is a Partnership) Dixy chicken is a fast food restaurant chain that specialises in halal (Islamic ritual butcher) chicken and is owned by a company of Pakistani origin. The company was founded in 1986 and has 110 outlets within the UK, 6 stores in Pakistan, 1 store in France, 1 Store in Norway and is expanding its operation to India. Dixy chicken is one of the fastest growing fried chicken restaurant chains in Europe. Dixy chicken restaurants just use halal fresh meets and fresh salad prepared under quality-controlled supervision. Task 3 Public organisation (PLC) is a type of limited organisation which is permitted to offer is shares to the public. ...read more.

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The advantage of a Partnership is that they will have more capital, unlimited liability and more different ideas. But the disadvantage of a partnership is maybe disagreements between the owners and the partners are fully liable for the debts. Task 4 Business organisation can range from very small to very large. There are classified using the following criteria: MICRO - SMALL - MEDIUM - LARGE Micro 1- 5 employees Dixy chicken (pro branche) Small 6-99 employees Medium 100 - 249 employees Large 250 + employees Tesco (over 273) Oxfam (over 3000) NHS (1.3 million) Task 5 The scale refers to the area that the business covers. 1. Local 2. Regional (Essex) 3. National (England) NHS is National because it operates just in England 4. European Tesco is European and partially Global because the have other branches in other countries for example in china, France, Japan, Poland, Slovakia, India, Turkey, Dixy chicken is also European because it has branches all over European but its also partially global because it has some branches in America and Australia too. 5. Global Oxfam is Global because it is all over the World. There are also Oxfam in America, Ireland, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Austria and many more countries. ?? ?? ?? ?? Omobolanle Salami 09/02/2009 Assignment No. 01 1 ...read more.

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