Social Enterprise

Five Tips to Managing Stress and Anxiety

Katie Buckingham | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Buckingham

Starting a mental health project in order to help others really supported me through my recovery from anxiety. I found that helping others gave me a purpose, increased my self-confidence and generally made me feel good about myself.

Ask the Expert: What Is a Social Enterprise?

Dr Hinnah Rafique | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK
Dr Hinnah Rafique

As Director of a multi-award-winning UK social enterprise I get asked this question at least few times a week and have been meaning to write this blog...

John Lewis - Is Huge Spend on Festive Advertising a Waste of Money?

Leeanne Boulton | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK
Leeanne Boulton

The Christmas commercials have landed, and with them the moral outrage and corporate cynicism of the masses, not ironically in the lazy, easy-activism format of internet meme.

Sustainable Business - These Are The Startups You Need To Know About

The Huffington Post UK | Shihab S Joi | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

At a time of austerity when big businesses are being judged for crossing the line, there’s something heartening happening in the world of startups. ...

Let's Release Public Services From the 'Computer Says No' Culture

Andrew Laird | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK
Andrew Laird

There's a widespread discussion going on about how robots, machines and computers are replacing humans in the workplace. I watched the recent Panorama...

What Can We Learn From the Failure at Addenbrooke's Hospital?

Andrew Laird | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK
Andrew Laird

That one of the jewels in the NHS's crown has ended up on a list of high-profile failures has come as a shock to many. The branding of Addenbrooke's Hospital as 'inadequate' by health regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), raises serious issues about the way hospitals are run. How can a hospital that was considered one of the safest two years ago, now be in special measures?

Changing the World of Social Enterprise Governance

June O'Sullivan MBE | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK
June O'Sullivan MBE

Governance is rarely high on a social business' agenda. In fact when setting up a social enterprise, the CEO or Director gets a business plan together...

Confronting the Education Gap

One Young World | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
One Young World

After meeting at the One Young World Summit in Johannesburg in 2013, Vugar Adigozalov from Azerbaijan and Tamila Mukhamedyarova from Tajikistan combin...

You Can Actually Change the World and Make Money From It!

Adam Bradford | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK
Adam Bradford

I've been taking a look into purpose beyond profit, opportunities and career paths which take you beyond the boardroom and to the heart of the world in which we live. I think you'll find it extremely fulfilling just like I did.

What Can We Learn From Kids Company?

June O'Sullivan MBE | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK
June O'Sullivan MBE

There is no doubt that some people are sitting smugly thinking 'this would never happen to us' however I think we all need to recognise that this could happen to any of us. This situation poses some questions?

Lucy Sherriff

Young Entrepreneur Of The Week: Julius Ibrahim Is Training Up The Homeless To Work In His Cafe | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Julius Ibrahim is a final year student at UCL, with a big love of food - and an even bigger passion for social enterprise. And now the 20-year-old ...

The Test of a One Nation Budget

Chris Mould | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Politics
Chris Mould

As we digest the results of the budget today, the words seem as good a test to judge it by as any. To be true to the One Nation ideal the budget must answer a simple question those of us in the foodbanks movement ponder every day. What can be done to reduce the number of people in poverty and hunger?

Partners in Development: the Recipe for Win-Win-Win Partnerships

Rajeeb Dey | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK
Rajeeb Dey

Within the social enterprise arena Partnerships are certainly a key vehicle for scaling ventures and achieving greater social impact. Exploring the to...

Is Religion the World's Largest Social Enterprise Accelerator?

Rajeeb Dey | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK
Rajeeb Dey

Religion and its role within business is something which fascinates me and is not a topic I feel is widely discussed.

Meet The People Ready To Fund Your Social Enterprise

The Huffington Post UK | Shihab S Joi | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK

The word ‘grant’ usually precedes the word ‘wish’, and for many social enterprise ventures, it can feel like you'll need a huge sprinkling of ...

This Socially Responsible Beer Brand Is In The Running To Win A Share Of $1M In Funding From Chivas

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK

Back in October 2014, Chivas launched a competition to find the UK's most inspirational social enterprise. And who came out on top in the UK? Two F...

Social Impact Insights: Iqbal Wahhab, Founder and CEO, Roast Restaurant

Carlos Miranda | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK
Carlos Miranda

As much as "social enterprise" is a buzzword these days, there are people who reject this label entirely. 'Reluctant social entrepreneur,' Iqbal Wahhab is one such person. Sitting in Roast Restaurant in Borough Market, London, enjoying a delicious macchiato and the exceptional service of their highly-rated staff, I questioned Iqbal's hesitation to embrace this categorisation of his long-standing work supporting the community.

Self-Limitless Belief: The Time to Believe and Achieve

Rajeeb Dey | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK
Rajeeb Dey

We are all familiar with the concept of self-limiting beliefs. I am sure there have been times where you have questioned yourself and worried about whether you can indeed accomplish something you have set out to do? It ultimately comes down to belief. Belief in yourself and the beliefs which form your modus operandi.

Sharing Is Caring: Six Top Lessons From the Skoll World Forum

Rajeeb Dey | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK
Rajeeb Dey

With one of the pre-eminent events of the Social Enterprise annual calendar just days away - the Skoll World Forum 2015 - I thought I would reflect on the lessons learnt from last year's Forum, themes I expect to emerge this year as well as offer tips to those taking part in this year's event for the first time...

Belu Water Hits £1Million - And Transforms People's Lives

Barbara Frost | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK
Barbara Frost

Belu started with a simple idea - to transform the bottled water industry by reducing the sector's environmental impact and using 100% of its profits to fund clean water projects in the world's poorest communities. From humble beginnings, this mineral water has made a huge impact.

Cashews, Co-ops and Constantine: One Woman Entrepreneur's Remarkable Story

Konaté Issa | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK
Konaté Issa

Against the odds, she completed primary school and moved to Côte d'Ivoire's second largest town, Bouaké, to become secretary to a local pharmacy and learn business administration.

What's The UK's Worthiest New Social Enterprise?

The Huffington Post UK | Shihab S Joi | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK

The search for the most deserving social enterprise in the nation has come to an end. The Venture, an initiative set up by Premium Scotch Whiskey ...

The Next Frontier for Social Impact Investment

Nick Stanhope | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK
Nick Stanhope

The prize for this collaboration would be thousands more sustainable social ventures that harness consumer markets to drive social progress and change.

Quiz: Are You Cut Out To Be An Entrepreneur?

Huffington Post UK | Shihab S Joi | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK

You like the idea of being your own boss. If you weren’t tied to your current job and had the chance to go with that killer business idea that’s b...

How iZettle Stunt Made Six Small Businesses Shine In The Very Heart Of London

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK

During six days in October, iZettle helped six of Britain’s smallest businesses open their own flagship store on bustling Oxford Street in the heart...