Free, business consultancy advice from Plymouth Business School students

Opportunity for free, business consultancy advice from Plymouth Business School students In today’s globalised world, more students are going to university than ever before and graduates need more than just their degree to stand out from the crowd to potential employers. They need the work-ready skills essential for entering into graduate roles. Inspiring Futures enhances […]

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Where there’s a will there’s a way: the social enterprise response to Brexit

Brexit and Beyond was the result of several months of agonising over the impact of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union on our opportunities for working productively together with other social purpose organisations across Europe. We started from the position that if there’s one thing that social entrepreneurs are good at, it’s finding creative and […]

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The Future of Social Enterprise. It’s the sixth Plymouth Social Enterprise Festival

For the sixth year Plymouth will hold its week long social enterprise festival from Monday 14th November. Organised by the Plymouth Social Enterprise Network (PSEN), the festival coincides with Global Entrepreneurship Week and this year focuses on the future of social enterprise in the city. The series of events takes place during the week of […]

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Plymouth offers a variety of events for Social Saturday

Plymouth will host a number of events this Saturday, 15th October, to celebrate Social Saturday 2016 – a nationwide day of events and activities which celebrate the country’s growing social enterprise sector. Social enterprises of the Plymouth Social Enterprise Network (PSEN) will be hosting various events across the city. In 2015, Social Saturday saw more […]

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PSEN member secures funding for Autism Audit

PSEN member, Working Well with Autism, a not for profit co-operative based in Plympton, is delighted to announce their successful bid to map autism services across Plymouth. Thanks to a grant from the National Lottery Awards for All fund, they will spend the coming year bringing together people on the autism spectrum aged 16 and […]

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Could you be a Peer Connector?

RIO and PSEN are on the look-out for Peer Connectors – people within the communities of Devonport or Stonehouse who are interested in connecting people, gathering opinions and being part of making great stuff happen. The roles start in August, are flexible and part of developing a vision for community enterprise in Devonport and Stonehouse and they […]

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Celebrate the Ernesettle Community Solar Array

Plymouth Energy Community would like to invite you to join the celebration at the site on Ernesettle Lane, on Tuesday 7 June between 4 and 7pm. Plymouth Energy Community (PEC) have partnered with Plymouth City Council and Four Greens Community Trust to build a 4.1MW solar array on derelict land in Ernesettle. Already built and generating […]

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Social Enterprise in the Netherlands

  The third ESSE Europe management meeting was held in ‘s-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands in May 2016. PSEN was represented by Gareth Hart and Michelle Virgo and most of the time was taken up with meetings about ESSE outputs: the Train the Trainer course aimed at teachers and vocational educators; the Best Practice case studies; and […]

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