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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Make Change with the Social Enterprise Qualification (SEQ): RIO seeks new SEQ training providers

Forging ahead with the launch of a brand new Social Enterprise Qualification (SEQ), RIO is on the hunt for SEQ training providers who can deliver SEQ mentor training across the country and help new groups get started running SEQ. The Qualification, which will be available to buy from September, pivots on a trained SEQ mentor […]

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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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Seminar on Social Entrepreneurship and Peacebuilding

The Plymouth Business School is delighted to welcome Roshan Paul of the Ashoka Foundation (www.ashoka.org) to give a seminar on Social Entrepreneurship and Peace Building on Thursday July 28th, 3pm – 4:30pm. This seminar is free to attend, however, numbers are limited so please book your place as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.  (more…) Tweet

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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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Cosmic Social Enterprise Leadership Summer School

Cosmic is holding their Social Enterprise Leadership Summer School in Plymouth this year and would love it if lots of friends, partners and supporters all came along – details here: http://www.cosmic.org.uk/news/leadership-summer-school They are lining up a great event with speakers, workshops and debates all around the future of leadership in social enterprise in all its dimensions. […]

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