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2015 Scottish Social Enterprise Census

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Social enterprise – a recognised partner in the economy The 2015 Scottish Social Enterprise Census was undertaken as a collaborative project between a group of agencies with a shared interest in promoting social enterprise in Scotland. Key goals of the project included identifying the number of social enterprises, building a comprehensive understanding of their activity, assessing […]

Speedpak Hosts Minister Michael Ring for Social Enterprise Announcement

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We were delighted to host Minister Michael Ring T.D. at Speedpak on Tuesday 12th September where he announced the development of a National Policy on Social Enterprise. This is a major initiative to support and develop the sector and involved the establishment of a steering group comprising experienced social enterprise practitioners and representatives of a variety of government departments. […]

Victoria Strategy Supports Social Enterprises in Accessing Public Procurement Projects

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A landmark strategy to boost its thriving social enterprise sector has been launched by the regional government of Victoria, Australia. Announced by Minister for Industry and Employment, Wade Noonan and featuring an injection of AU$5m, the strategy is aimed at increasing the impact of social enterprises in the state, encouraging innovation in the sector, building […]

Data Collection and the GDPR – What Charities Need to Know

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Plan your future protection compliance strategy now The General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR] covering the collection, storage and use of personal data by organisations, will come into force, EU-wide, on 25 May 2018 and will have significant implications for charities, not-for-profits and voluntary organisations. A helpful four-page document outlining the new legislation has been created by […]

Product Development for Continued Success at Shuttleknit

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As we expand our networks and commercial activity we regularly encounter other social enterprises. These interactions provide an opportunity for sharing information and for making links that ultimately help to strengthen the sector. Of great interest in such encounters is discovering the strategy by which each organisation effectively achieves its social mission, while at the […]

RaiSE – Enhancing social enterprise competitiveness through improved business support policies

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Increasing co-operation between social enterprises across Europe is helping to boost the visibility of the social enterprise sector and to highlight the social benefits it brings. The RaiSE programme launched in January 2017 under the Interreg Europe policy learning programme has been designed to further this momentum by bringing together organisations from Catalonia, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, […]

J.P. Morgan Careers Workshop – Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Action

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Our Enhanced Skills Programme [ESP] is a series of tailor-made, work-based training programmes that provide long-term unemployed people with the skills they need to gain employment in the logistics and manufacturing sectors. This programme is supported by J.P. Morgan as part of a global philanthropic investment of JPMorgan Chase of 200 million USD each year […]

Speedpak Group 2016 Enhanced Skills Programme Awards Ceremony

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The first of Speedpak Group’s new Enhanced Skills Programme participants were presented with their certificates by Minister for Education & Skills, Richard Bruton, T.D. at an awards ceremony held in Speedpak on Tuesday 20 September 2016. Developed by Speedpak Group, the programme delivers industry-specific training and mentoring and develops increased relationships with local businesses and […]

Workplace Coaching in a Social Enterprise

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Coaching at Speedpak Group is delivered as part of the social enterprise dividend to the employees we set out to support. It is part of our ideal consumer journey that enables long-term unemployed people to fully participate in work experience and training programmes. Coaching also helps produce commercial dividends through the increased productivity that results […]

 
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