Category Archives: Social Enterprise

Waste and the busyness of business

Looking back, I have been an ‘entrepreneur’ for years. People have also called me a business woman, leader, mum-preneur (oh, how I hate that word!) and intra-preneur (whatever the hell that is!) but mostly people have called me an entrepreneur and, more recently, a social entrepreneur. Continue reading

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My Fair Lady and Grayson Perry

It would be shame if, in the writing of lots of PR-spun policies and reports, the general public became cynical (imagine that!) and suspected that all your organisation was really into was maximising profits and using smoke and mirrors to make that look more acceptable… Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

I spend my time looking at social challenges and trying to find innovative, entrepreneurial paths through them. At the moment I am spending a lot of time thinking about food, its supply and production, the oversupply in the food chain and the people experiencing food poverty… Continue reading

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Shared value is not for the tight fisted

o, here is the question I am still wrestling with. Is it only charities and social enterprises which can claim the monopoly on positive impact? Continue reading

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Mr Jung and me shopping at 2 am

The eminent Swiss psychologist Carl Jung said that in most patients over forty, the majority of problems were caused by worries about the past and fear about the future. Well, although I would hate to admit it, I am over forty. Not much obviously, just a little, so I think I should take note of Mr Jung’s warning. Continue reading

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Going for gold…

There are times at which I feel as though I am seeing the world through different spectacles to everyone else, when the whole of the rest of society is in one camp and I’m in another and today is absolutely … Continue reading

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While Rome burns, pitch for the rebuilding work…

Now far be it from me to use my blog to let off a little steam or pick a fight.  Far be it from me to pick a fight with Liam Black, especially seeing as we’re having lunch in Leeds … Continue reading

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Firm Foundations?

I, like everyone else, have spent much of the last few days thinking about the earthquake in Japan.  We don’t know yet what the full extent of this tragedy will be and there are, even now, new stories unfolding which … Continue reading

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parlez vous…

It’s been a busy couple of weeks all in all.  After months of preparing for investment and planning the roll out of our business in lots of locations, we are full steam ahead! This is brilliant news and a very … Continue reading

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Thank you Mr Cameron

I am now officially a fan of the big society, although I think I probably need to add a caveat to that before I am accused of selling out. This week I received a letter and a certificate from David … Continue reading

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