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Leaders of impact-creating businesses and social enterprises share their practical tips and stories. Be inspired, intrigued and amazed, get advice to help your values-driven business thrive and benefit from candid conversations about how other leaders overcame challenges and built their businesses and social enterprises. New episode every Friday here and on Sheffield Live FM radio.

Business Live: for curious entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs Jamie Veitch

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Leaders of impact-creating businesses and social enterprises share their practical tips and stories. Be inspired, intrigued and amazed, get advice to help your values-driven business thrive and benefit from candid conversations about how other leaders overcame challenges and built their businesses and social enterprises. New episode every Friday here and on Sheffield Live FM radio.

    Dr Susy Ridout, Lotus Collaborations – a vision where Autistic and Neurodivergent Victim-Survivors of Sexual Violence are believed and supported

    Dr Susy Ridout, Lotus Collaborations – a vision where Autistic and Neurodivergent Victim-Survivors of Sexual Violence are believed and supported

    Lotus Collaborations is a Community Interest Company, set up to address the needs of autistic survivors of sexual violence and sexual abuse.Its directors are Neurodivergent Survivors and allies with experience in accessing and providing specialist support and mentoring to victim-survivors of sexual violence."There's big gap in understanding among service providers and the general public," says director, Dr Susy Ridout, “and our needs very often don't get addressed. The autistic vo...

    • 26 min
    How to be an HR hero, create social value and LOVE your volunteers with Diane Offers, YWCA Yorkshire

    How to be an HR hero, create social value and LOVE your volunteers with Diane Offers, YWCA Yorkshire

    YWCA Yorkshire supports over 250 young women, children and families to build better futures. They may be homeless, escaping abuse, or in financial or other difficulties. It runs programmes to assist them in living happy, fulfilled and independent lives.A charity, it has operated locally since the 1940s. This Valentine's Day it launched a campaign to "spread the love and word" about volunteering. So I invited Diane Offers, YWCA's HR Manager, on air.. She covers:YWCA Yorkshire's range of accomm...

    • 27 min
    Nurturing community assets into sustainable and impactful enterprises with Helen Allen, Community Catalysts and Harry Clarkson, Speakup

    Nurturing community assets into sustainable and impactful enterprises with Helen Allen, Community Catalysts and Harry Clarkson, Speakup

    Welcome to episode 393 of Business Live, for purpose-driven entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs. When Rotherham wanted to transform its adult social care offer for people with learning disabilities and autistic people and offer personalised services that people wanted, local social and micro-enterprises proved crucial. Helen Allen and Harry Clarkson tell me how.Community Catalysts (www.communitycatalysts.co.uk) is a thriving community interest company, running since 2010 and operating acro...

    • 57 min
    Profitable, Productive and Pioneering: why Social Enterprise is 'Mission Critical' with Dean Hochlaf PLUS lots of new funding

    Profitable, Productive and Pioneering: why Social Enterprise is 'Mission Critical' with Dean Hochlaf PLUS lots of new funding

    Social enterprises ploughed over a billion pounds into their social and environmental objectives last year. They make a vital contribution to the UK's economy, society and natural environment, as Dean Hochlaf describes today.An estimated 131,000 social enterprises in the UK collectively turn over £78 billion, representing over 3% of GDP. Many operate in the most deprived areas of the UK. They employ around 2.3 million people and made £1.2 billion in profit in the last financial year,&nb...

    • 25 min
    Open Access Factory is Makers' Paradise: Arnaud Nichols and Al Parra, BLOQS

    Open Access Factory is Makers' Paradise: Arnaud Nichols and Al Parra, BLOQS

    When I heard about the UK's first open-access factory, offering "pay-as-you go accessibility" so entrepreneurs and makers can access state-of-the-art light industrial equipment I was intrigued.Originally established in 2012, its co-founders call it the "missing link for solopreneurs and SMEs seeking to bridge the gap between start-up and producing at scale."And when I learned it was a social enterprise, with sustainability "designed in" – well, we had to get its co-founders in for a rad...

    • 47 min
    How to power-up your video content with Joe Palmer – plus new funding for businesses, social enterprises and universities and a new LGBTQIA+ networking event

    How to power-up your video content with Joe Palmer – plus new funding for businesses, social enterprises and universities and a new LGBTQIA+ networking event

    Many businesses make the same basic mistake when they want to make video content, says today's guest Joseph Palmer of Open House Pictures. His simple tip will help anyone wanting to use films to communicate, whether you want to work with a professional filmmaker, a local freelancer or even try to shoot them yourself.It's been a few years since Joe was last on the programme and Open House has achieved significant growth since then, creating jobs and taking on multiple creative and commer...

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Peter Loadman ,

Amazing insights

Always a great interesting and insighful, topical programme with informative and engaging interviewees.

Vix Sunflower ,

The most fascinating guests on the radio!

Jamie always finds and interviews the most fascinating guests – board game designers who are changing the face of education, and – most lately – a company making luxury bags from decommisisoned fire hoses and other waste products. If you're looking for new business ideas and a little smart entertainment, listen in. It'll be time well spent.

Kate Medic ,

Fab show for those who are interested in social enterprises!

This has been very enlightening to the world of business! A really great show for anyone with a start up of their own!

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