Posts filed under "Employment"

The House of St Barnabas

Posted by editor 20/05/2013 0 Comment 3018 views

By Figen Gunes We all know the stereotype of the private members’ club where wealthy bosses dangle empty glasses at their servers, awaiting refills and attention. And celebrities meet up for fluffy chats while enjoying ‘safe zones’ of such venues away from the prying eyes of the public.   But, anyone against the idea of […]

Souper Powers

Posted by editor 24/04/2013 0 Comment 2398 views

The Bath Soup company works with homeless people in its community but also with local growers and restaurants. Big Issue vendor Frank visited to uncover the secret of their magical socially-dynamic broth. “We’re not making soup to give to the homeless as a hot meal – the company the uses soup as a way of […]

Ness Soaps

Posted by editor 19/09/2012 0 Comment 2574 views

By Jenny McBain To step into the shop front of Ness Soaps in Inverness is to enter a world of intoxicating smells and enticingly packaged products.  But it is much more than that. Ness Soaps is, in fact, a social enterprise based in the Highland capital, Inverness. The company makes luxury soaps and other toiletries […]

Made in Ullapool

Posted by editor 19/09/2012 1 Comment 3045 views

By Jenny McBain Ullapool in the Norwest Highlands of Scotland is a beautiful village bordered by traditional white washed houses dating back to the 18th century, nestled round a sea loch and overlooked by ancient, moody mountains. Although it is over fifty miles from the city of Inverness and has a population of just 1400, […]

Beyond Food Foundation

Posted by editor 18/09/2012 2 Comments 6135 views

By Big Issue vendor Sharon Payne. The Beyond Food Foundation (BFF) runs two programmes to help people who either are, have been, or could, become homeless. Started by chef Simon Boyle, the Foundation aims to provide valuable skills, along with self-confidence in order to help people to gain meaningful employment. Boyle originally invited homeless people […]

Beulah and Open Hand

Posted by editor 18/09/2012 0 Comment 2394 views

It’s rare to find a luxury womenswear label that has no black on their rails. The most striking thing about Beulah London’s dresses are the rich, deep colours and flirty prints. The signature pieces are elegant, yet striking and confident, making any girl wearing them stand out in the crowd. Beulah brings together two very […]

Trickle Out, Africa

Posted by editor 18/09/2012 0 Comment 2398 views

Can small businesses help avoid Africa’s poverty traps? A project by a University in Belfast aims to find out in the most adventurous way. Development through enterprise in Southern and Eastern Africa – the Trickle Out Africa project. Many suggest that for Africa to develop sustainably ‘Trade not Aid’ is the way forward. Yet whilst […]

Turner Contemporary Gallery

Posted by editor 18/09/2012 0 Comment 1775 views

I was born and bred in Margate and I consider myself fortunate to live in such a beautiful part of Kent. I moved away to study art at 17 years old and after graduating started working in London in the film Industry. Following various opportunities that came my way I ended up living abroad for […]

BEST of Broxstowe

Posted by editor 14/09/2012 0 Comment 3799 views

The Broxstowe Estate lies on Nottingham’s northwestern edge in the highly deprived Aspley district. Crime is high, unemployment is higher, and teenage pregnancies are the highest in Europe. Who will take on Aspley’s problems? Step forward Anna Mimms – an arts graduate with a career in further education who is now trained to hang fire […]

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