Tag Archives: 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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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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Could YOU be a social entrepreneur?

Blog post by Steve McLauchlin, Social Investment Manager at Somerset Community Foundation.   For the past 25 years or so, I’ve been woken by a radio alarm at 6am and listened to the first half an hour or so of … Continue reading

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Croyde Deckchair Cinema

      Croyde Deckchair Cinema is a not-for-profit organisation that enables charities, local groups and individuals to raise money for good causes. It is run in the local village hall and provides facilities for charity screening for local people. … Continue reading

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Enhance Social Enterprise at Off Grid Festival

    I had a stand for the Enhance Social Enterprise Programme at Off Grid festival from Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th August 2018, on the recommendation of an osteopath I met at South West Business Expo earlier in the … Continue reading

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