"On the 9th February 2012, Mary Portas launched her 'Kinky Knickers' range at Liberty, London, and 'turned the lights back on' for Great British Manufacturing, after four months in development and training apprentices.
"Only went to the local network meeting once - maybe I should give it another go sometime. However, be interested to know what you go to in the House - havent managed to get past the tea room yet. Would you let me know next time you are…"
"Hi Becky - I think we did meet at the 3Market event at Southampton Uni - but, of course. I know about you and your wonderfully named social enterprise. How is business going? Maybe we'll meet up at the RSA…"
I'm really interested in this group and really pleased to see it being lively! We are tiny tiny manufacturer in Southampton and I'm aware that we are probably 'reinventing the wheel' a bit so I'd be really keen,…"
Just tried to message you but can't so will leave this here! I have a great contact at Olmec http://www.olmec-ec.org.uk/main.cfm have asked if they have anyone available and let you know
Glad you've heard of us - please share the news as we are tiny and need love and help!
I found the group when I set up my online profile. I get up to the house once or twice a month but as we're based in Southampton and poor, I…"
"I'd love to join you as I'm a Fellow running a manufacturing social enterprise in the UK - we make fab pants from upcycled lingerie trade leftovers and create jobs for refugees. But I'm in Southampton and busy that night... If…"
"As a social enterprise focused on job creation and empowerment through work, I'd have liked to see some financial support around PAYE and NICS. A reduction in these costs or a waiver on them until trading starts, perhaps.
Thanks for your response. We're listed on buyse and other directories but I was thinking more of something within the RSA that all RSA Fellows would know about and could go to as a one stop shop to find just RSA connections.…"
there are a number of social enterprise trade directories out there already (the most recent of which being http://www.buyse.co.uk/)
if Fellows are looking to support fellow Fellows by intertrading, maybe we should be looking…"
Hi everyone I was wondering if there is anywhere within the RSA that Fellows can list/highlight/promote products or services sold by the social enterprises they run to other Fellows.Ours is a B2C offer not B2B - a product not a service (and *cough* perfect for Christmas gifts) I run a social enterprise called Who Made Your Pants? We create jobs for refugees in Southampton, making lovely pants for women which we then sell, and the purchaser gets to find out who made the pants. It's pro women,…See More
Where have you gone, 'manufactures'?I know there are changes in the way the RSA positions itself through the new vision, but I really was interested when I joined in the manufactures side of the full title of the RSA. Anyone feel the same?See More
Only went to the local network meeting once - maybe I should give it another go sometime. However, be interested to know what you go to in the House - havent managed to get past the tea room yet. Would you let me know next time you are attending?
Hi Becky - I think we did meet at the 3Market event at Southampton Uni - but, of course. I know about you and your wonderfully named social enterprise. How is business going? Maybe we'll meet up at the RSA sometime?