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Introduction to Social Enterprise

Explore and understand this global phenomenon, learn how you too can change the world. WHEN 31st October 2017, 10:00 to 13:00 WHERE British Library Business & IP Centre – 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB COST £15.00, inc. VAT, inc. eventbrite fees Read more »

Leading for success

Practical steps to improve personal and organisational growth and success Leadership is a skill. As with any skill, setting the right foundations, planning and practice will result in improvement. Organisational success is a reflection of its leadership. In ever more turbulent times it is ever more important for you to establish the right foundations for moving forward. Read more »

Business Booster – The Business Model Canvas

Where: The British Library IP Centre, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB When: 10:00-13:00, Wednesday 16th August 2017 How Much: £50 inclusive of VAT More information: Eventbrite Read more »

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Teach Seville applications open

For all TEFL, CELTA, TESOL graduates who want to teach in academies and in community settings for social impact… Applications are now open for Red Ochre’s Teach Seville programme and close at 11.pm Sunday 22nd October 2017. To apply, please download and complete an application form and send it, along with your CV, to the Founder of Teach Seville – Martin: martin@redochre.org.uk   Read more »

What to expect from GDPR

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in UK law on the 25th May 2018. Here’s a quick recap of what to expect and where to get more information. Individuals to have greater control over personal data online Businesses to be held accountable for securing data New powers, sanctions and offences Important step to adapt to the digital age More information: Download guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Source: Accountancy Age for an explanatory narrative. Read more »

Trustees and volunteers wanted

Community Training Assistance and Support, CTAS operates in deprived communities in Nepal providing clean water and supporting schools. They are a small volunteer run charity based near Eastbourne and want to expand their volunteer base and board. Your experience and skill set is less important than your energy and enthusiasm but if you have a background in international development and or fundraising you will be especially welcome. For more information email CTAS directly. Read more »

Good results from our Erasmus Plus Programme

July marked the end of Red Ochre’s Erasmus Plus Programme: Teach Seville. We sent 21 people with English teaching qualifications to work in academies in Seville in 2016-2017 on two month all expenses paid placements. There was teaching and reaching different communities. There was also manzanilla, flamenco, free Spanish classes, fino, bars, football, festivals, insect bites, bla bla car journeys and forgetting to get the gas topped up. Why Teach Seville? Recent census figures showed that across England 1.7% of the population (900,000 people) have either no, or poor spoken English. These people face significant barriers in participating fully in Read more »

International Safari

Last week (12th-16th June) Red Ochre were privileged to lead the #SPARKSE International Safari. Over the course of a week social enterprises from the UK, the Netherlands and Belgium met and exchanged ideas and perspectives with policy makers and commissioners, learned about approaches to innovation and social innovation and visited innovative local social enterprises in West Sussex and Brighton. The programme is led by The Platform, Brighton and West Sussex County Council and will run to the end of September 2018. Read more »

The pros and cons of crowdfunding for small business

Listen to Robert speak on crowdfunding at the Portobello Business Centre You Tube channel. This two minute bite-size video touches on what crowdfunding us useful for, what to do to have a successful campaign and when other more traditional forms of fundraising are more appropriate. Read more »

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