Author Archive | garethhart

Lets Talk Good Finance

Let’s Talk Good Finance is a hub of regional social investment networks created to provide charities and social enterprises with a local safe space to know more about social investment and better navigate the market. We are working in partnership with Big Society Capital to hold our local event here in Social Enterprise City in […]

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Better Leaders = Better Business

Leadership at a national level has come under great scrutiny in recent months, but what makes a good leader, and what are the challenges to good leadership, particularly in a social enterprise? This workshop will explore some of the issues around leading strategic development, managing and leading teams, and leading during transition within an organisation. It will […]

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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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