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Featured in this month's newsletter:

    • Support for Social Enterprises
    • Training Introduction to Social Enterprise at the British Library, Effective Marketing for Social Enterprises
    • Other news London Angel Network Celebrates 10 years



Are you looking for support to grow your social enterprise?

If so, Business in the Community’s initiative arc could be for you. arc is an innovative support service for social enterprises, connecting you with expert support and business opportunities to help you grow. arc’s target is to support social enterprises to create 1,000 jobs for East London residents by 2015 and 1,000 jobs for West London residents by 2016.

The programme is supported by a wide range of business partners including founding partners BP, Deloitte, Visa Europe, and support from CBS Outdoor, Freshfields, Rabbit and Workspace Group.

arc is currently working with over 50 social enterprises across East and West London. The package of support includes:

• Needs-focussed advice from senior business people from our business partners

• Professional project delivery from business specialists

• Subsidised training and social return on investment consultancy from leading providers Disclosure: Red Ochre is an arc delivery partner for the social enterprise training aspect of the support programme.

• Flexible space to work and present your business

• Access to a range of social investment organisations

The criteria for social enterprises joining arc are that they:

• are financially sustainable (not reliant on grants or other non-trading income)

• have a social or environmental purpose at their heart

• can create jobs for Olympic Borough or/and West London borough residents

The deadline for applications is Friday 3rd May.

Please get in touch with Mike Freeman, arc West London Social Enterprise Manager via email or telephone 07803-027-950 if you are interested in applying or hearing more.


Free Training: Introduction to Social Enterprise 7th May, British Library IP Centre

If you have an idea for a project with a clear social mission it is essential that you select you understand all the different structures to realise your project.

Read more here, or to book a place click

17th May: Effective marketing for social enterprises

SE UK and Red Ochre are combining to bring you a full day interactive workshop on effective marketing and communications for social enterprises.

The practical and exercise led workshop will take place on Friday, 17th May 2013 from 10:00 to 16:00 (BST) at CAN Mezzanine, London, United Kingdom.

The cost is £99+VAT for non-SE UK members or £75+VAT for SE UK members .

See eventbrite for more information or to book a place.

Other News

The London Angel Club celebrates its 10th Anniversary. The event on Wednesday 22nd May is being hosted by Taylor Wessing on. Recent successes include £750k closed in 3 deals & 3Cs 10 years.

register for this meeting please add a comment to this discussion stating that you will be attending. You are welcome to bring guests - add their names to your comment.

We will be having presentations from some of the 186 Business Pitches that have been presented at our past 86 meetings.

We have interest from a number of people that have not attended recently who are looking forward to joining us again. If you wish to attend this meeting, please register so that we are able to effectively cater for the larger numbers expected, print you a name badge and provide a list of attendees for security.

Venue: Taylor Wessing, 5 New Street Square, London EC4A 3TW. Click here for a map.

Admission: £5





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