Posts filed under "Social enterprise"

The Hub

Posted by editor 15/11/2013 0 Comment 2409 views

  The Hub Islington is perched on the fourth floor of a converted warehouse, in an old fashioned, cobbled street behind Angel station. Blink and you might miss it.  You climb four sets of stairs taking in the surroundings: grey concrete walls, exposed gas pipes and frayed wires, reports Danielle Aumord.// By contrast, though, in […]

The Big Issue Street Team

Posted by editor 11/11/2013 0 Comment 3377 views

‘A hand up, not a handout’, the motto of the Big Issue, is evident within the activities of its lesser known ‘Street Team’, says Danielle Aumord. // The street team in London consists of three full-time members of staff, and numerous volunteers all decked out in bright red jackets. London team leader Nadia Manganello advises that […]

Elephant Branded

Posted by editor 29/10/2013 0 Comment 3692 views

    Cool, funky bags made from recycled cement packs in villages in Cambodia are soon to be filled with women’s stories with an aim of informing buyers about the social aspects of the production. Figen Gunes finds out more. // Elephant Branded, a social enterprise creating employment for widows and vulnerable women in Cambodia, […]

Rubies In The Rubble

Posted by editor 23/10/2013 0 Comment 4104 views

  Figen Gunes visits a chutney social business reducing food waste and employing disadvantaged people. // Old bananas will soon be back on the menu in the form of banana ketchups made with chilli, ginger and spices thanks to Rubies in the Rubble, an award-winning social enterprise producing premium quality chutneys from discarded food. Given […]

Bloomsbury Babies

Posted by editor 16/10/2013 0 Comment 2931 views

Bloomsbury Babies, a social enterprise supporting entrepreneurial parents, is calling for mums with kids under 5 to join their new ‘parent-cubator’ group. By Figen Gunes. // The parent-cubator is the first of its type in London, providing a 12-session ‘self-help’ action learning programme for parents who want to start their own business or enterprise, with a […]

Hebridean Chocolates

Posted by editor 26/09/2013 0 Comment 3360 views

By Jenny McBain // The sweet taste of social enterprise success Most people associate big cities with opportunities.  But Oliver*, who is in his early twenties, actually moved from a major city in the south to the Outer Hebrides off the northwest coast of Scotland in order to make progress in his life.  Happily, that […]

The Scottish Social Enterprise Academy

Posted by editor 26/09/2013 0 Comment 2832 views

                      The Scottish Social Enterprise Academy’s David Bryan talks to Jenny McBain about the making of social entrepreneurs.  Please describe the career path which has led to your current position I’ve always worked in rural development. I’ve been with the Academy for four years. My […]

Rural Media / Travellers’ Times

Posted by editor 04/07/2013 0 Comment 3042 views

  By Figen Gunes Through publishing a magazine, members of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) communities in the UK are equipping themselves with better tools to fight against misconceptions and misrepresentations in mainstream media. Travellers’ Times magazine, a quarterly publication, is a social enterprise published  by the Rural Media Company with an aim of […]

Beyond Food Foundation

Posted by editor 18/09/2012 2 Comments 8415 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 […]

Trickle Out, Africa

Posted by editor 18/09/2012 0 Comment 3282 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 […]

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