Category Archives: Enhance social enterprise

Creating a human economy: the power of purpose properly certified

Blog post by Gareth Hart, Director of Iridescent Ideas and chair of Plymouth Social Enterprise Network.   We recently attended the  Social Enterprise Mark conference in Birmingham. This annual event brings together people from all over the UK and beyond. … Continue reading

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Management and Leadership Apprenticeships and Social Enterprise

  Blog post by Steve McLauchlin, Social Investment Manager at Somerset Community Foundation.   Besides working with Somerset Community Foundation – managing a social investment fund and supporting delivery of the Enhance Social Enterprise Programme – I also work as … Continue reading

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Make Your Community Hub Fit for the Future

    Video from our ‘Make Your Community Hub Fit for the Future’ event held on 14 March 2019. We have another ‘Make Your Community Hub Fit for the Future’ event coming up at Ivybridge, Devon on 23 May 2019. … Continue reading

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Five steps to combating loneliness as a social entrepreneur

  Blog post by Chloe Tingle, Learning Manager at School for Social Entrepreneurs – Dartington.   As a Learning Manager at School for Social Entrepreneurs – Dartington, the thing we hear over and over from our students is how lonely … Continue reading

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Socially Enterprise Women: Soo Brizell, Shekinah

  Q&A Between Mark Cotton from Devon Community Foundation, a Delivery Partner of the Enhance Social Enterprise Programme and Soo Brizell, Head of Strategic Partnerships & Contracts at Shekinah.   Tell us a bit about your organisation, what it does, … Continue reading

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Socially Enterprising Women: Caroline Blackler, Red Velvet Cinema and Samantha Norris & Aynsley Jones, Axminster Health & Wellbeing Centre

  Blog post by Mark Cotton, Financial Sustainability and Social Investment Mentor at Devon Community Foundation. A Delivery Partner of the Enhance Social Enterprise Programme.   So it seems it’s my turn to take up the Enhance Social Enterprise blog … Continue reading

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Get steady – the key to being sustainable

    Blog post by Andy Stuart, Consultant at Real Ideas Organisation (RIO).   I have been involved in the Enhance Social Enterprise programme for the past few months after having supported dozens of clients in Cornwall on our equivalent … Continue reading

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Measuring the impact of social enterprises – a novel approach

The CAG team is excited to be working with Devon County Council to develop an innovative method for testing the impact of social enterprises. The aim is to support the future growth of the sector by providing a way of … Continue reading

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Christmas shopping with purpose!

  It’s December, I can no longer avoid the fact that Christmas is mere days away, and my Bah Humbug avoidance of shops decked in holly and tinsel since August may now be inadvertently contributing to a rising panic that … Continue reading

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Make Your Pre-School Fit for the Future event on 22 October 2018

  We recently held a Enhance Social Enterprise training event for social enterprise pre-schools at Monks Yard in Somerset. Watch this video to find out more about the event and the experiences of those who attended.  

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