We help organisations to start up, grow and develop, finding new ways of delivering services and doing business differently

From training and development to business planning and funding strategies, RIO supports organisations to grow, develop and succeed, particularly those who are exploring new ways of working through social enterprise, devolution, education and skills, digital and the creative industries.

Whilst we have a broad range of cross sector clients who approach us to work with them directly, some of our work in this space is subsidised by national and regional partners and funders, so your organisation might be able to access our support for free.

Explore our services and the programmes we are currently delivering below and contact us  if we can help design and deliver a project or programme that works for your organisation:

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South West Bridge

An Arts Council England funded programme to support the cultural sector across the south west to deliver excellence in cultural education for young people.

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Connected Schools

A national programme funded by Power to Change designed to support schools to develop community business ideas to create jobs, learning opportunities and generate revenue.

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Surplus for Purpose

A structured programme of practical support, advice and skills development designed initially for local government and public sector organisations looking to generate revenue streams. This programme is also applicable for schools, creative organisations, the voluntary sector and more.

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VCSE Skills

Support for the voluntary sector in Cornwall to open up ideas around income generation and funding, with lots of practical tools and advice to implement back in your organisation. This programme is subsidised by ESF.

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Consultancy

Our team offers a broad range of expertise from education, skills, training and development through to marketing, business planning, commercial strategy and capacity building at Board level.  Our consultancy clients span a broad range of sectors from housing, regeneration and local government to the creative, voluntary and community sectors. If you would like to discuss how RIO could support your development through consultancy please talk to us.

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One off Project Design, Development and delivery

We have designed and delivered a broad range of projects for our clients, from innovative learning programmes for young people in schools to large scale public events. If you have an idea for a project and are looking for a partner to collaborate with, or even to deliver it on your behalf, then contact us to see if we can help. 

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British Council Social Enterprise in Schools

a mix of digital online resources and one to one consultancy designed to help schools in British Council locations right around the world introduce and embed social enterprise in their curriculum. For more visit here  

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SEQ

the world’s first social enterprise qualification. Developed by RIO with SFEDI awards and launched in 2012, the SEQ is a progression ladder of UK qualifications that accredit learners who have set up and run their own social enterprise activity. Designed to be run in a range of setting from schools and colleges to community organisations, justice settings and even professional sports clubs.

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Case studies

Pilgrim Primary School

Pilgrim Primary School

29th March 2017

Marine Academy Plymouth

Marine Academy Plymouth

28th March 2017

A Driven Force

A Driven Force

8th October 2016