Source: (1999) In , Community Safety, Citizenship and Social Inclusion. Chilton, Buckinghamshire, UK: Thames Valley Partnership. Pp. 69-76. Downloaded 29 January 2004.

Geoff Sherley writes on community partnerships from the perspective of both the private sector and the nonprofit sector: he is a director of Kawasaki Motors (UK) Ltd and a trustee of the Thames Valley Partnership. In discussing the crucial role for business in community partnerships, he begins with the background to Kawasaki’s involvement to explain what his company gains from its local partnership. From that experience Sherley asserts that businesses should be involved in community partnerships because every business is part of and has a responsibility to the community. Businesses in turn benefit for various reasons. For example, employees are part of the community, and business involvement in the community encourages and motivates employees.