Sadly this year I was ineligible to run for Mayor of London because a) I didn’t go to Eton and b) I’m not the son of a London bus driver so my application was rejected. I also don’t own a dead cat and I think you need one of those too, from what I’ve been reading in the papers (I haven’t been paying a huge deal of attention). Hopefully rules will have changed by 2020 so I thought that now was a good opportunity to set out my manifesto.
Have a super weekend (sunshine, finally!!).
Latest in the More Expert by Experience series by @LeeInRoyston
Nurture by Nature is about connecting young people with nature and history at their stunning 6-acre site of ancient Norfolk woodland. Hannah Burns, fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs in Ipswich, is the inspiration behind the creation of an oasis of tranquillity. Exactly two years on from my first and last visit to Attleborough Wood, I get an update.
Latest in the new ‘More Expert by Experience’ series by SSE Fellow Chris Lee
The Feed is a trading arm of Community Interest Company LEAP (www.norwichleap.co.uk) providing fine food, catering services and more, in and around Norwich. They’re passionate about food and people – well, that’s what it says on their website – and nothing The Feed’s founder Barry Allard, a Fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs in Ipswich, tells me makes me think otherwise.
I’m re-interviewing Barry 18 months on from our first chat about what starting a social enterprise demands and how he and his growing team have overcome the challenges.
A key part of our programmes are ‘Witness sessions’ when students hear from inspirational speakers (witnesses) who have first-hand experience of the issues our students are facing. Like witnesses in a law court they give testimony about what it’s really like to start and grow social organisations. Our Witnesses are some of the most inspirational entrepreneurs around who take time out of their very busy lives to help our social entrepreneurs. We’d like you to meet them and be inspired!
Meet: Mary Murphy, Project Leader, The Human Touch
The Human Touch
Phew. It’s Friday. This week I managed to send an email to 1600 people addressed to <test first name> instead of their actual first name so I’m pretty keen to put this week to bed and start again on Monday.
Loads of news for you to read through this week (so much so that I don’t have a proper icon for number 11) so I’ll leave you to it. Have a great weekend!