That nasty word “viable”

That nasty word “viable”

Blog “that which we are, we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts, Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.” Alfred Tennyson’s poem ‘Ulysses” may seem an odd way to...
by May 29, 2017
Dual Journeys

Dual Journeys

Blog As we plan for the September 2017 programme we reflected back on some of the learnings we took, not only from the programme itself but also the selection process. Commercial space In the commercial space we have always...
by May 25, 2017
The paths to creating change

The paths to creating change

Blog All social enterprise has an element of change at its heart. But change can come in different ways. The root of change is a desire to “right the wrong”, “give voice to the voiceless”, “to do good” in some way for...
by Mar 31, 2017
Commercial and Social Start-ups

Commercial and Social Start-ups

Blog As we reflect on the end of our first BNest programme we have absorbed several important lessons. Probably the chief of those is that in social, much more than in commercial, there are two parallel journeys – the...
by Mar 31, 2017
Offering Advice!

Offering Advice!

Blog Last week I was at a meeting where people were talking about how to enable business advisors to give meaningful support to social enterprises. I found myself, although speaking at the event, a tad disconcerted by the...
by Nov 2, 2016