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AGM 2017

We welcomed a full house of local members to our AGM on Monday as well as speakers from across the UK, Europe and from as far away as Brazil. There was an unanimous re-election of the Executive board and Ian Smith from Food Plymouth joined as a director. Our keynote presentation from Manda Brookman of Coast:One Planet […]

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Plymouth – Good Growth in the Coolest Place

I attended the Plymouth Growth Board on Monday. The highlight for me was a presentation by the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) about the Productivity Plan for Devon and Somerset. As you know we submitted a response on behalf of Plymouth’s social enterprises. The LEP welcomed our submission and also suggested that whilst there is a […]

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Members help members at our Network Meeting

Our Network Meeting this week demonstrated the benefits of collaborative working. It was proof that if someone in our meeting can’t help, they know someone that can. Representatives from a range of organisations gathered to hear Penny Tarrant of Pedalbins and Mark Hodgson of Co cars speak about their social enterprises and members were able […]

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Network Meeting Tuesday 24th January

Our Network Meeting will take place on Tuesday 24th January at Genesis, Union Street. We will hear from Penny Tarrant, Chair of Plymouth Food Waste Partnership who has been working on setting up a new social enterprise looking at food waste collection on bikes! Mark of PSEN members Co Cars talks to us about the social enterprise […]

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Share inspirational ideas at University’s TEDx talks

From a new take on a theory, to profiling a local project, the University of Plymouth is inviting local people to share their ideas at TEDxPlymouthUniversity on 9 March. Taking on the theme of ‘evolution of inspiration’, the event is independently organised under license from international non-profit organisation, TED – which is devoted to spreading […]

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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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