Unit 2 Business Resources Assignment Abroad

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Btec Business Level 3 Unit 1 P1 Essay

1285 WordsJan 20th, 20136 Pages

Two businesses on our doorstep


Describe the types of business, purpose and ownership of two contrasting businesses

The National Health Service (NHS) is an organisation in the Public sector, this means that it is provided and funded by the government through taxes, and it provides a service. It is health care system, provided to anyone regardless of age, race and income; free of charge to prevent diseases and illnesses. It was founded in 1948 with the aims to improve the quality and length of life of local people; to provide better services where they are needed most; and to help people to take more control of their health. Although one of its aims is to provide a service to the local people, the NHS is a national…show more content…

The NHS is in the Tertiary sector as it only provides a service to us; it doesn’t collect raw materials or manufacture them.


A business that only operates in one area would be known to be a local business; they are usually small businesses such as a sole-trader or partnership and won’t be operating in other areas as well. A larger business that operates all over the country would be known as a national business, they would more likely be PLC’s or LTD’s; however they won’t have any other branches of their business in any other country. An international business is a business that operates in more than one country and a global business is a business that operates all over the world, examples of this include Sony, Nike and McDonalds. NHS only provides health service to the UK as it is the tax-payers who are keeping it funded, this means that the NHS is only a National business.


Describe the types of business, purpose and ownership of two contrasting businesses

Tesco is in the Private sector and its purpose is to make a profit by selling groceries and other home goods to people. Their shops are located all around the UK however it also has stores in 14 countries across Asia, Europe and North America. It was originally a national business from 1919 until 1992 when it opened its first store abroad in Poland.


Tesco is a Public

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