ASSESSMENT COVER SHEET
Unit Number and TitleAssessment TitleCourse TitleAssessment Code
| Unit1 Business EnvironmentUnderstanding the Business EnvironmentHND Business HNDBUSCoreUnit1/Jan2013/
| Hand Out Date
| 1st March 2013
| Hand In Date
| 11th May 2013
| GidraphMichikuAnujaPrasharVijay ShahDaniel RukareDhanChooramunJane EvansAdrian GauciMohit PunMichael Evans SohailChoudhurySalman Khalid
| Internal Verifier
| Jonathan Cartmell
| Sources of information
| 1. Course notes 2. Recommended learning textbooksLearning Media (2012) Business Environment, BPP, London 3. The internetTutor2u (nd) Business Studies. Available at http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/business-studies/ (accessed on 1.3.13)Times 100 Case Studies(1995-2013) The External Environment. Available at http://businesscasestudies.co.uk/business-theory/external-environment.html#axzz2MHgTLH7v (accessed on 1.3.13) http://www.bized.co.uk/learn/business/index.htm (accessBiz/Ed (1996-12012) Business Studies Available at http://www.bized.co.uk/learn/business/index.htm (accessed on1.3.13)
| To be filled by the student
| Maureen Fedee
| Dhan Chooramun
| Group(e.g. BDM019)
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PART A – PASS CRITERIA ONLY
In order to achieve Pass, students must achieve all the Learning Outcomes
| Case Study - Choose an organisation in the UK which you will use as a basis for all your answers for this Assignment. It may be a company which you work for or one you would like to work for, business start-up idea or an organisation you are familiar with. What is the name of your chosen organisation? Briefly describe the organisation.
| Guidelines - Interim deadline 9th MarchYou should choose an organisation which you can easily find out about either on the internet or by some other means. It must be a different organisation from the one you choose for Business Strategy.
| Company Name: Debenhams PlcDescription: Debenhams is one of the largest fashion retailers in the United Kingdom. Its history traces back to 1778 when William Clark established a drapers store at 44 Wigmore Street in London's West End selling expensive bonnets, gloves, parasols, and fabrics. In 1813, William Debenham invested in the firm, which then became Clark & Debenhams. The first store outside London was opened in Cheltenham in 1818, an exact replica of the Wigmore Street store. In the ensuing years, the firm prospered from the Victorian fashion for family mourning by which widows and other female relatives adhered to a strict code of clothing and etiquette.When Clement Freebody invested in the firm in 1851 it was renamed Debenham & Freebody. As well as its retail stores, a...
References: [ 47 ]. www.debenhams plc annual report 2012 (11. 05.2013)
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