Tuesday night was the UnLtdWorld 1st birthday / re-launch over at Lovells' nice buildings in Holborn. Congrats to Alberto and the team, especially Nicola, who organised the event. I haven't had much chance to check out the new incarnation of the site, but I certainly prefer the design. As ever, it will be up to the individual social entrepreneur to see if it works + repays time for them…but definitely seems more practically focused and oriented towards action, which should be a good thing.
The party was fun, with some pleasant surprises. I bumped into SSE Fellow Alison Skeat, who was full of purpose and confidence about her new project, Dirty Hands (great name!: see more in this pdf), which is regenerating a piece of land in Newham in order to grow food, and nvolving the local community in doing so. Great to hear how she was being incredibly resourceful in persuading companies and councillors alike to contribute to the project.
I also met up with Fife SSE Fellow Mark Kelly, who won a Special Recognition Award at the event (hence that orange lego brick thing under his arm in the photo) for his contribution to UnLtdWorld's development. Mark was on great form, and was very kind about the impact that Fife SSE had had on setting him off in a different direction. His is a great story, and it feels like he's only at the very start of what he might achieve. Was good to see him getting the recognition he deserves.
Congrats to all….