CAG Consultants were commissioned to work with social enterprises across the Heart of the South West to find out how they measure their social impact. CAG produced a report on there findings, Enhance Social Enterprise: Social Impact Final Report. Read … Continue reading
What’s in a network?
Blog post by Jessica Holliland, Partnership Development Associate at School for Social Entrepreneurs Dartington and Communications and Membership Manager at Plymouth Social Enterprise Network, part of the Enhance Social Enterprise Network. Network is a bit of a buzzword the last … Continue reading
Real Food ‘Fresh Start’
“It’s an ill wind that blows nobody any good” I don’t know who first made that statement – but as I reflect on the challenges and opportunities that have come in the wake of the pandemic, I have no doubt … Continue reading
The Participation Revolution and Pandemic Resilience
We didn’t set out to create a company that would be resilient in the face of a pandemic, of course. So it’s natural that, right now, people should be asking us and we should be asking ourselves this question. What … Continue reading
Survival in a ‘New Normal’ world
By Amerie Rose Director and project manager at ESSENCE of Exeter CIC FALLING OR JUMPING? Those “all over the place” feelings you’ve been having? They are symptoms of stress, NOT personal failures of yours. Do you feel FLAKEY + INCONSISTENT? … Continue reading
Happy Birthday You First!
A personal and open-hearted reflection from Andy Robinson, CEO, a former beneficiary of Enhance Social Enterprise through the School for Social Entrepreneurs Dartington’s Devon and Somerset Social Entrepreneurs Programme. Our Sixth Birthday Incredible as it may sound You First is … Continue reading
Art and Energy video case study
Video case study featuring Chloe Uden, co-director of Art and Energy, who received business support through the Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme Start Up 2018, supported by the Enhance Social Enterprise Programme. The Heart of the … Continue reading
Politics and Christmas Cheer
The result of the general election will soon be upon us. This excellent evaluation from Nick Temple of Social Investment Business shows what’s in the various party manifestos for social enterprise. There’s more political analysis from SEUK here… Whatever your … Continue reading
Being a social entrepreneur
Blog post by Rob de Jong, ERDF Operations Manager at School for Social Entrepreneurs Dartington, a delivery partner of the Enhance Social Enterprise Programme. I’d like to share some personal insights into the highs and lows of being a social … Continue reading
How will Crowdfunding give your business the right start?
Blog post by Andy Stuart, Consultant at Real Ideas Organisation. Real Ideas Organisation are a delivery partner of the Enhance Social Enterprise Programme. Money. It is the fuel for business. Right? Well maybe, but it is not the only reason … Continue reading