Posts filed under "Social enterprise"

The Glad Cafe

Posted by editor 27/03/2014 0 Comment 1293 views

The Glad Café on Glasgow’s south side has many hidden aspects; aspects which are not immediately apparent as you step through the doorway away from the rumbling traffic of a busy main road, writes Jenny McBain. The large coffee bar has a rather industrial aesthetic of exposed pipe work and rough concrete flooring, softened by […]

UnLtd

Posted by editor 27/02/2014 0 Comment 1335 views

Figen Gunes talks to UnLtd, who have inspired thousands of social entrepreneurs over the years

Iglu

Posted by editor 14/02/2014 0 Comment 1837 views

Jenny McBain samples a restaurant that contributes to the greater good whilst providing great food and a SPECIAL BIG ISSUE OFFER!

Shabby 2 Chic

Posted by editor 23/01/2014 3 Comments 6305 views

Shabby2Chic helps marginalised people – and old bits of furniture for that matter – to play a useful role in society. Danielle Aumord reports

Bootstrap

Posted by editor 05/12/2013 0 Comment 1278 views

How Bootstrap is providing affordable space for other enterprises. // While Dalston in east London has seen a huge investment and regeneration programme in recent years it has made it difficult for social enterprises and creatives to find affordable space to rent. Fortunately long-running social enterprise Bootstrap is set-up to do just that. Founded in […]

Bikeworks

Posted by editor 05/12/2013 0 Comment 1717 views

Martin Kitara visits a 360-degree-spinning wheel of cycle goodness at a London social enterprise. // Bikeworks started trading in 2007 after being registered as a company in 2006. The founding partners Jim Blakemore and Zoe Portlock developed Bikeworks because they saw strong potential for the cycling to make a positive difference to the lives of […]

Social Enterprise Awards 2013

Posted by editor 28/11/2013 0 Comment 1266 views

Some of the country’s finest social enterprises gathered in London last night (November 27) to celebrate the work done in the sector and to hand out awards to some very deserving people. Baking guru, and big social enterprise supporter, Sue Perkins compered a very jolly evening put together by Social Enterprise UK ably supported by […]

PHASES

Posted by editor 26/11/2013 0 Comment 1369 views

PHASES is a construction firm with a triple bottom line. Andrew Burns finds out how they do it. // Brian Daley can relate to the ethos of The Big Issue: a hand up, not a handout. Four years ago the ex-serviceman was living in a hostel and battling an alcohol addiction after leaving the army […]

My Time

Posted by editor 26/11/2013 0 Comment 1225 views

  A unique mental health social enterprise employing former service users is covering new ground, finds Andrew Burns. // Five years ago Tony Mills was at death’s door. Having just lost his job on a building site in Birmingham and with nothing – and no one – to lean on, he developed depression and felt […]

Chocolate Films

Posted by editor 26/11/2013 0 Comment 1052 views

Andrew Burns visits Chocolate Films, who are helping a new generation get in touch with their creative selves. // Creativity is a crucial learning curve for any young person. It drives a new and often untouched train of thought through an unpredictable route – and you just never know where it could lead. This notion […]

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