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Red Ochre News for 2013
Ochre continue to be recognized as experts in the sector and during 2013
were once more invited to be involved in a number of social enterprise
competitions and awards as judges. Click to find out more about our work
with Santander, the British Chambers of Commerce and the RSA.
to Martin Cooper for working hard to make our European green job
placement programme Get Seville an exemplar of its type.
Read more here.
are still a couple of places left for a placement on the scheme from
January - April, but these will go very quickly! We are looking for a
marketing intern for the National Scientific Research Council in
Spain and a Part 2 architect for a large sustainable architecture
practice. Applicants should send a CV and email to Martin asap. If you can’t do January,
look out for another 10 placements starting in April.
the last year we have continued to spread our wings overseas to spread
the good word on social enterprise and blended value businesses. We have
visited Beijing, Amsterdam, Chongqing,
Guangzhou, Zhuhai, Utrecht and Tianjin.
We have also continued to strengthen our links with South Korea.
In the last 12 months we have received and entertained six official
delegations from South Korea. The various delegations have included
senior civil servants from central government, representatives from city
administrations and social enterprise practitioners.
read more about what we did, how we did it and the impact it's had click here.
Audience numbers for people attending workshops, seminars and conferences
that Red Ochre ran or spoke at exceeded 4,500 for 2013 – a new record for
tips on how to grow your business
and Sabina Ali founder of luxury womenswear label Sabina Motasem, have shared their top
tips on how to write a winning business strategy. This is a summary of
the session they gave on 29th November at the Business Start-up
Show at Olympia, London.
Sabina increased her sales by 400% by implementing an effective strategy,
which she created while on the Innovating for Growth programme. Get your top tips now.
Mayor’s Appeal toolkit released
City Of London Corporation has launched
a pioneering guide with practical advice on how the private and social
sectors can work together to address social challenges. Click here to learn more about the Joining
Forces: a good practice guide for corporate community partnerships.
digital technology report finds heritage creating content but not raising
organisations are producing more work specifically for the digital
environment than their cultural peers but are less likely to report a
major positive impact on their revenues from digital technologies. Click here for more detail or to download the
Support for our clients
the last year we became members of, and providers for, the Co-operative Enterprise Hub, The Big Assist, The National Enterprise Network, and
formalised our relationship with Crowdfunder and PeopleFundIt.
Don't forget we are also able to help high growth innovative businesses and potentially social enterprises in East and West London.
been a year of great business development, increased sales and large
scale impact for many of our clients. To find out more about the
successes and great work our clients click here.
is some client news from this month.
Ethical Property Foundation
Taylor, Chief Executive of
Red Ochre client the Ethical
is leaving after eight successful growing the foundation into one of the
preeminent charities in the sector.
In our last meeting together she was gracious in her praise. “Robert
of Red Ochre was recommended to the Foundation in 2011 to advise on
income diversification strategies.Two years on, the Foundation has just
completed its first full year of consultancy work – in which we have
earned over 20% of our income from consultancy. I found Robert thought
provoking, insightful and fun to work with.” Read more here.
done to an old friend of ours, Peter Mant of Chess in Schools and Communities. Peter
is involved in a research project with the Institute of Education to
teach Year 5 students chess during curriculum time and see at the end of
the year if their grades have exceeded expectations. To read more about
what Peter is doing in inner London schools click here.
& Fulham Brilliant Business Awards 2013
Congratulations to Elisicia Moore and her team for winning the Best
Creative Business. Petit Miracle Interiors a social enterprise
and long time client of Red Ochre won the award on the 7th of November at
a ceremony in Bush Hall Shepherds Bush.
Raworth, the joint owner of Bush Hall and the Bush
Diner, another enterprise that has been assisted by Red Ochre,
won the Entrepreneur of the year award – congratulations to him too.
CIC provide inclusive workforce services. Their aim is to
contribute to an equitable skilled jobs market, with particular reference
to highly skilled refugees. They tell us that it’s been a good but
challenging year, with increasing numbers of employers engaging but still
a long list of candidates who we’re looking for internships for,
engineers in particular. To find out more or to discuss taking on a
highly skilled and motivated intern visit Transitions.
Do you want to enhance your digital storytelling?
Social Media Exchange takes place on Monday 27th January
and is a series of bitesized interactive masterclasses, practical
creative surgeries and networking opportunities to help charities
navigate the changing media landscape - both on and offline - and exploit
the opportunities available to tell your stories. For further information
and to book a place go to Social Media Exchange.