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Leadership in Social Enterprise Programme

Are you a social entrepreneur or a social enterprise looking to enhance your own or a colleague’s leadership skills? Or Are looking to lead your business into the social enterprise arena? Cosmic is a College of the University of Plymouth and offers the first nationally accredited course for Leaders in Social Enterprise. The Pioneer Programme […]

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£10 million Investment and Contract Readiness Fund

You may have seen the government’s  announcement about the £10m Investment and Contract Readiness Fund here: http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/news/%C2%A310million-kick-start-big-society-public-services Some of the key points raised in the minister’s letter (available here) were: £10m for Investment and Contract Readiness – a programme to help frontline civil society organisations grasp the new opportunities arising from: New markets in public […]

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Iridescent Ideas CIC achieves ‘ethical’ business award in first month of trading

Plymouth based Community Interest Company, Iridescent Ideas, has been recognised for its work in providing business services to community groups in its first month of trading. The Iridescent Ideas CIC team was presented with the prestigious, national Social Enterprise Mark by the Plymouth Social Enterprise Network on 12th July 2011. Gareth Hart, Director at Iridescent […]

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