"I went to the meeting about the Essex SIB - I covered it in this blog post if you're interested and would be happy to discuss it further.
I went to the meeting about the Essex SIB - I covered it in this blog post if you're…"
"Mentors wanted! - on a different but related subject I'm developing a programme to support start up enterprises in Lambeth. Already the programme is supporting 40+ enterprises and social enterprises at different stages of…"
that is very kind. My questions at the moment are pretty general as I haven't been able to get into the detail of these things as yet. One question that does spring to mind is about whether a local authority would be…"
"Hi Jennifer, thanks for the note, I think I was a bit ambiguous in my comment. I'm planning a meeting with Ian Marr in London late in November and he is going to share the inside track and the actual contracts with me as part of the…"
"Hello, I've just got onto to the catalyst programme which is very exciting and I would value any help to develop the project. I'm researching the area of Social Impact Bonds (from a very low knowledge base!) as a…"
"Hello Lisa I'm afraid that is quite a common experience unfortunately. most business people can only understand one metric - profit. I think the most powerful dataset is held by SE UK in their Fightback Britain report which is…"
"Hi Colin, I'm completely hooked and can't put it down, so would be a pleasure to write a review. You've articulated what I intuitively believed from running production workshops with unemployed young people, that the practical hands…"
"Hi Lisa glad you got the book and delighted to me your RSA friend! I'm not a facebooker so its still new to me!
I was wondering (very cheekily) if you would be able/willing to write a short review on my book? Good or…"
"Pre-order my book I cant actually believe this but after more than a year of nailing myself to a computer my book is being published in September. I think we really need to change our approach to employment especially in very deprived…"
"Social Enterprise and the unemployment crisis my latest blog has just been published on the Guardian website. I think people are slowly beginning to realise how deep and tragic the unemployment crisis really is. The key point is that its…"
"My book "How to make a million jobs - A charter for Social Enterprise" is about finished but the real challenge is to get the message to key policy makers. I believe that social enterprise can make a tremendous difference to the…"
I have recently become the Social Entrepreneur in Residence for Lambeth. My role is to increase local employment through promoting and developing the local economy. Amongst a range of activities we are running a Start Your own Enterprise course (primarily targeted at people on benefits), providing on-going support to new entrepreneurs, attracting new investment and working with large employers to refine their procurement practices to be more supportive of local suppliers. I've been a social entrepreneur for 20 years setting up and operating 6 social enterprises and advising many others.
Hi Colin, I'm completely hooked and can't put it down, so would be a pleasure to write a review. You've articulated what I intuitively believed from running production workshops with unemployed young people, that the practical hands on experience should come first, followed by training once trust and confidence have built up - and a reason to learn things becomes clear. Really useful overview and fair critique of the recent history of government initiatives too. I'm only half way through, but will be recommending it to everyone!
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