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March 2014-Newsletter







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Red Ochre News

Fifteen Young Changemakers from China Visit on Social Enterprise Tour

In February we ran another social enterprise study tour for the British Council China and China Youth Development Foundation.

Fifteen university students from across China and all running their own impressive social projects came to the UK on the tour. They wanted to get up close to social enterprises and see them in action so they could better understand and experience what they are all about.

We arranged a week long tour for the group, and a  a day long workshop at Maida Hill Place. For a quick recap of the trip click here.

Social Enterprise Summit for Lithuania: 2014 and Beyond

The first national event of this kind in Vilnius is being sponsored by the British Council, NVO Avilys, the Lithuanian Ministry of Economy and the British Embassy. The event has been initiated by Phil Tulba a Red Ochre associate.

The summit will take place over the 20th and 21st of March. Uday Thakkar will be presenting a workshop on “Support for the Social Economy” on the 21st and will facilitate a group discussion on the subject that afternoon.

Further details are available here.

Recent Feedback

Read recent feedback for Uday  and Robert here.


Free Lean Start Up Workshop

Uday Thakkar will be facilitating a free half day workshop on the principles of “Lean Start Up” on behalf of Startup Direct. The workshop takes place on the 31st of March. Book using the eventbrite link.

The workshop registration starts at 1 p.m. and a £10 refundable deposit is required to be paid. The event takes place at International House (Rainmaking Loft),1 St Katharine's Way, London, E1W 1UN

Special Offer on UCL Supply Chain Training

UCL Advances and Robert Foster of Red Ochre are delivering a full day interactive workshop on Managing supply Chains. Red Ochre is pleased to be able to offer a 50% discount on the course.

Just enter ‘Ochre’ on the eventbrite booking page and you will be able to access the discounted Standard ticket.

Click here for more information and to book.

Finding Business for your Business

Uday Thakkar will be running this workshop on the 25th of March on behalf of Newham College CIPS’s Make it Global Programme for female entrepreneurs.

Eligibility criteria are: Women led small to medium sized businesses (less than 250 employees) in London. No retailers may apply. Business must be a registered company or sole trader.

See here for more details.

Income Generation and Sustainability Workshops

Uday Thakkar will be running a workshop on Collaborative working to improve sustainability for Migrant and Refugee Community Organisations at Barnet CVS on the 17th and 26th of March. This follows similar workshops in Islington and Barking & Dagenham.

The workshops are in a series for a support programme supported by the GLA and the Refugee Council.

"Ask the Expert" on Crowd Funding

Uday Thakkar will be presenting a workshop on Crowd Funding followed by an extended Q & A session at a half day “Ask the Expert” event on Friday 28th March, to be held at Imperial College, 170 Queens Gate, London SW7 from 9am (registration) through to 12.45pm.

The cost of attending this event is just £20 and will include light refreshments.

Click here for further details.





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