Then One Day… explores the moment when communities come together. From saving local landmarks, to creating life changing services in times of need – we’ll be meeting leaders from across the community business world who have spotted extraordinary opportunities to create positive change in their own neighbourhoods. Join host Veronica Gordon as she finds out what it takes to launch a successful community-led organisation and hear about the passion, grit and collective spirit that goes into getting these inspiring projects off the ground.
Brought to you by Power to Change, the independent trust supporting community businesses in England. A Pixiu Production
Life out of lockdown
In the final episode of the series, Notts County Foundation's CEO, Ian Boyd, is back to tell us what he's learnt whilst trying to run a charity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The business of wellbeing
In this episode of Then One Day, Veronica is joined by three community business champions to discuss nurturing wellbeing in our neighbourhoods and protecting the mental health of those who are making a difference.
Panelists include: Lucy Dosser (Growing Sudley), Jabo Butera (Diversity Business Incubator) and Rachael Welford (Welford Wellbeing).
How to engage with your local community
Community businesses rely on local people getting involved whether as volunteers, staff, or service users. But how do you encourage people from the community to take part? It could be things like referrals, advertising or making sure your staff team represents your area. In this episode, Veronica Gordon is joined by Krysia Williams, Community Coordinator at the Bristol Bike Project, to explore how best to spread the word about your business.
More than football
Veronica meets the people behind Notts County Foundation, the charitable arm of the oldest football club in the world, Notts County FC. Over the past two years the foundation has been on a mission to prove that they are more than just football after discovering that many locals did not know what they did. In this episode we discover how the charity is helping people recover from cancer, Altzheimers and in one instance, even saving a lives.
How to run a business that can brave the elements
Today, we’re taking the plunge and exploring how to run a community business that’s focused on outdoor activity and sport. Veronica Gordon speaks to Nick Jones, Co-Founder of South Shields Surf School.
How does he navigate the health and safety issues linked to running a surf school? How does he persuade locals to give surfing a go? And what happens to the business when winter comes around?
Bikes without barriers
In this episode, Veronica Gordon hears from two organisations who are harnessing the freedom and joy of cycling to help people in their communities.
We’re heading into the workshop of a fantastic organisation called the Bristol Bike Project to meet Krysia Williams, their Community and Communications Coordinator and pedalling onto the cycle track at the Capital of Cycling in Bradford to speak to their Director David Robinson.