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Social Enterprise City in the Houses of Parliament

I was invited by Social Enterprise UK to speak about how Plymouth is developing as a Social Enterprise City at the All Party Parliamentary Group for Social Enterprise at the Houses of Parliament this week. This group has a remit to promote social enterprise across the country. It was chaired by Chris White MP – who […]

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Facebook Fame

Jayne Hardy of PSEN member Blurt Foundation is running a new course: ‘The School of Facebook Fame‘. This will help social enterprises and social entrepreneurs with their social media. Blurt developed thousands of followers and Jayne will explain how she did this and how you can too! More details and how to book here: The School […]

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New social enterprise childcare business to launch on Social Saturday

A new childcare scheme, set up as a social enterprise, is set to offer families in Devon and Cornwall more flexibility while putting something back into the community. A contemporary twist on a traditional nanny service, Scott & May offers a flexible childcare solution for busy parents to complement existing arrangements such as nurseries, pre-schools, […]

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Get a free SROI assessment

A local student, Fabio Giraldo-Franco is looking to undertake an SROI assessment for a Plymouth social enterprise. Fabio is a Spanish citizen, born in Colombia. A group of consultants is trying to introduce the SROI methodology to Colombia (and South America), where there are businesses interested in its use for some social projects. The consultants […]

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Great night for PSEN members at Herald Awards

Social enterprise was celebrated at the Plymouth Herald’s Business Awards last night with network members winning two categories and being shortlisted in others. Congratulations to PLUSS who won the Social Enterprise of the Year (which was sponsored by Plymouth University). Runners up were Stiltskin CIC and Iridescent Ideas CIC. Congratulations to all the nominees. Also, […]

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Business Event for Employers

22nd March, 9am – 4pm. Mount Street Primary School, Mount Street, Greenbank, Plymouth PL4 8NZ A day of information and advice focussing on issues linked to employing staff. Email Carol Gallini for info and booking: Carol.Gallini@plymouth.gov.uk Event agenda and more information: Business_Event_flier Tweet

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Cultural and Creative Social Enterprises

FIRST CULTURE NETWORK MEETING: BARBICAN THEATRE, THURS 13TH MARCH 5-7 POP are calling a meeting of everyone who works in the cultural sector of the city to see what can be achieved by us all working together  WE THINK: Sharing resources Creating joint projects Having a strong voice in cultural developments  in the city WHAT THE […]

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Network Meeting 18th March: All About Money

The next network meeting is 18th March 2014. 12 noon to 2pm at Baylis 2 Suite at Tamar Science Park. Map here: http://bit.ly/MTS4xw and visit www.tamarsciencepark.com We have: 1. Tim Culverhouse of Francis Clark talking about the Social Investment Tax Relief and proposed changes to CIC legislation that should see more finance for social enterprises 2. Paul […]

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