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Dartington leads new partnership to support social enterprise growth in the South West

SEEDbed social incubator invests £1.75 million in the region with Cabinet Office support The SEEDbed incubator, a partnership between The Dartington Hall Trust, Plymouth University, South West Investment Group, VEX and South West Academic Health Science Network, will be investing £1.75 million to support early stage South West social enterprises to take their business to […]

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Creating the “Future You”

An event to showcase local employment and enterprise opportunities for women. Are you: • Looking for work • Looking to set up your own business • Looking for funding for work/study • Looking to change jobs • Looking to update your work based skills? If the answer to any of these is yes, please join […]

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Plymouth’s first solar share offer – investment information and networking event

Members of Plymouth’s business community are invited to attend an investment information and networking event about Plymouth’s first energy community share offer. Offer summary Plymouth Energy Community and PEC Renewables have launched a share offer to deliver FREE Solar panels on over 20 schools and community buildings across the city Investors are being offered a […]

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Network Co-ordinator Appointed

Local social enterprise, Iridescent Ideas CIC has been appointed to co-ordinate the Network. This appointment includes delivery of the Venture and Awards 4 All projects and is for an initial six month period. Gareth Hart will be responsible for the role, to which he brings his in-depth knowledge of Social Enterprise and experience of working […]

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Jobs Task Force update

I attended the second meeting of the Jobs Task Force on 3rd September. Plymouth City Council officers presented a breakdown of all the projects submitted – which we’ve been asked not to disclose at this point for reasons of commercial sensitivity, but a significant number of these came from the social enterprise sector. It’s clear […]

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Management skills for social enterprise

Zebra’s solution-focused management course builds on what we’ve learned about managing people in our eight years as a social enterprise and all the years we’ve collectively spent in management roles before that (a lot!)  If you’re managing people for the first time, or if you’re an experienced manager who’d like to explore solution-focused management, with […]

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