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New Engine Room Project Seeks to Provide Support for Cornwall-based Enterprises

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Cornish businesses can gain a welcome helping hand in promoting their existing or start-up businesses at the first Engine Room Networking meeting in Liskeard later this month. The Engine Room is a free programme which aims to provide business support, mentoring and networking opportunities for start-ups, SMEs, social enterprises and entrepreneurs in Cornwall. Organised by the Real Ideas Organisation (RIO)…

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RIO welcomes new social enterprise supporting girls’ education in Africa

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RIO has welcomed the launch of a new social enterprise, set up to support girls in Africa to secure a better education. Founded by Claire Blackburn and Matt Lill, the social enterprise they’ve called ‘Auntie Daisy’ will offer a mail order tampon and sanitary towel delivery service and working in partnership with UK-based charity Camfed, will donate 100% of profits…

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SEQ Celebrates its Second Birthday!

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The innovative Social Enterprise Qualification (SEQ) is celebrating its second birthday this month, with a string of achievements. Developed by the Real Ideas Organisation in partnership with SFEDI awards, it was first piloted in 2010 in the UK, China and Uganda, before its official launch at the House of Commons in February 2012. Since then, it has seen 518 learners…

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Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme – Apply Now!

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Cornwall School for Social Entrepreneurs is now recruiting for the Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme for 2014/2015. New and inspiring social enterprises and existing social enterprises looking to scale up can apply! The deadline for all applications is 3rd April 2014, and the programme starts in October 2014. Taster sessions Taster sessions are being held at Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change…

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Swish and Stitching up Environmental Damage

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Swish and Stitch is a Newquay-based social enterprise created by seven young entrepreneurs that aims to tackle the mass disposal of clothes that end up in landfill. Swish and Stitch will hold events in which second hand clothes can be traded and up-cycled. Through this, Swish and Stitch aims to reduce the number of clothes disposed into landfill sites and…

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