From:                              Robert at Red Ochre []

Sent:                               20 November 2012 19:05

To:                                   Robert Foster

Subject:                          Red Ochre October Newsletter



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Featured in this month's newsletter:

    • Red Ochre News - Global Entrepreneurship Week at the British Library, Sticykboard success and premises survey
    • Free training from Red Ochre in November and December
    • Other news - Free premises surgeries from CAN, HR support from Roots HR, and more


Red Ochre News

Ealing gets involved!

Congratulations to Red Ochre client Stickyboard on launching Ealing Involved, an online community portal to support local residents, community groups, businesses and public bodies who are making a difference.

To find out more click here.

Premises survey to inform council of need

We need your thoughts and opinions on what sort of premises your organisation may need in the future. This 15 minute survey asks about your current premises and your future plans.

Read more here.

Complete the survey here.

Global Entrepreneurship Week

Robert and Uday, co-founders of Red Ochre were pleased to be invited to exhibit at the London Business Village at the British Library conference Centre on  Monday and Tuesday 12th and 13th November as part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week. We met and spoke with many entrepreneurs, both established and just beginning their journey. For those of you that came we hope you found our advice useful. See the British Library for more details.

Upcoming free training

Starting a Social Enterprise

Robert Foster, co-founder of Red Ochre will be running a half day session on Starting a Social Enterprise at the British Library IP Centre on 22nd  November.  Click here for more details 

Free premises training 

At West Thames College, Isleworth, 10-1pm inc Lunch 7th December. Click here for more details.

Social Enterprise - The new business model?  

On 12th December Robert will be running a two hour workshop on Social Enterprise - The new business model? For more details and to register, click here.

Other news and support

FREE Premises surgeries by CAN 

For full details on all events and surgeries, how to book and to take part in the feasibility study survey, visit the CAN website or email Kirstin Ross. Events will be held on the following dates and locations:

  • Wednesday 28th November 10am – 4pm (pre-book 30 min session) Hounslow Civic Centre
  • Wednesday 5th December 10am – 4pm (pre-book 30 min session) Hounslow Civic Centre
  • Tuesday 11th December 10am – 4pm (pre-book 30 min session) Isleworth Public Hall

Calling all Hackney residents age 18-25 

Enrol now for Shoreditch Trust’s British Council Active Citizens Programme. Shoreditch Trust is delivering the Active Citizens programme in partnership with the British Council. Active Citizens is a non-profit initiative that  promotes community cohesion and improvement through civic engagement or volunteering across the world. 

The programme aims to increase the contribution of community leaders towards improving the environment around them, setting up enterprising initiatives to  solve problems and creating sustainable change both locally and globally.

They are offering a free course to Hackney residents aged between 18 – 25 years old. If you are interested, email by Friday 30 November and ask for an enrolment form.

For further information, please call Lorraine Lecky on 020-7033-8549.

Useful links

Shoreditch Trust

British Council

Support from Roots HR

This year Roots HR CIC are delighted to celebrate Social Enterprise Day 2012 by offering pro bono (free) HR services funded through Roots HR’s trading  surpluses to civil society organizations that meet the terms of the offer. This year on offer are six free HR Healthchecks throughout the year. 

For more information about the HR Healthchecks and to see if your organisation meets the terms of the offer please go to RootsHR website.  

Existing clients of Roots HR may also apply for this fantastic offer.

For any enquiries please contact our Marketing, PR and Admin Intern, Charlotte Badger on 0845 543 8429.




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