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.
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?
Veronica meets the people behind Notts County Foundation, the charitable arm of the oldest football club in the world, Notts County FC.
Today, we’re taking the plunge and exploring how to run a community business that’s focused on outdoor activity and sport.
One Voice Blackburn’s chairman, Abrar Hussain, offers up some tips on how to adapt your business model to the ever changing needs of your local community.
In this episode, Veronica Gordon hears from two organisations who are harnessing the freedom and joy of cycling to help people in their communities.
Passionate surfer Nick Jones runs South Shields Surf School on Sandhaven beach in the North East of the UK.
In our latest mini-episode, Nudge’s Hannah Sloggett is back to give us some insider tips on how to buy community assets and give them a new lease of life.
In this episode, we hear from an organisation that is changing the aspirations and mental health of their local young people…One Voice at a time. One Voice Blackburn was set up in 2011 by a group of locals who wanted to inspire their young people to believe in themselves and value their local community through activities, events, support and charitable campaigns.
In this bonus episode, we hear from Caroline Afolabi-Deleu, the Founding Director of Success4All, a Newcastle-based charity that is fighting for education equality. Caroline will be offering up her top tips on how to set up a community business that puts children first.
This week, we head to Veronica’s hometown of Southampton, to learn about October Books, a bookshop that has been serving it’s local community for 44 years. We’ll find out how the shop has had to adapt through the ages, from fending off bailiffs to making international news.
This week, we are joined by Farhad Negipooran from Derby’s Food and Education Enterprise. He offers up his top 5 tips on what to look out for when setting up a community food business.
In 2020, businesses have had to rely on their staff to motivate and manage themselves. From CEOs to the most junior members of the team, everyone has had to adapt to keep the wheels turning throughout this pandemic.
In this episode, we meet Hannah Sloggett and Wendy Hart, from Nudge Community Builders and learn how they’re reviving Plymouth’s neglected Union Street by nudging along one building at a time.
Today, we head to North East Dartmoor to hear from a community who took care work into their own hands after being let down by external care providers.
As we’re in the depths of another lockdown, you might be wondering how your organisation can connect with and serve your community in new and safe ways.
Today, we are joined again by Abigail Holsborough from Brixton Windmill to give us her top 5 tips on how to get the best out of your volunteers.
In our last episode, we learnt about a Windmill that had taken on charity status to better serve the local community. In this bonus episode, Sheffield Live’s Steve Buckley gives us a gentle introduction to legal structures.
In our latest episode, we heard from Rebecca McIntyre from the Anglers Rest pub in Derbyshire.
In this episode, we’re heading to South London. We’re learning how a group of locals united to restore an unusual local landmark and more recently, supply hundreds of bags of flour for a community in lockdown.
In this episode, we learn about a group of women who are fighting against the growing fast fashion industry in Manchester by creating Stitched Up.
Jubilee Pool in Penzance is a striking art deco salt-water lido, built in the 1930s. It has always been a very special part of the Cornish community until disaster struck in 2014.
The Anglers Rest in Bamford is a treasured pub where people from around the Peak District go not only to eat and drink, but to socialise, share stories and listen to live music.
In this episode, we explore how communities can run their own renewable energy projects, such as YEALM and Brighton Energy, and reinvest the profits into their community.
In this episode, we visit the Proud Trust’s Sidney Street community café in Manchester to find out how this LGBTQ+ venue creates opportunities for everyone.
With councils struggling to keep libraries open, communities across the country are stepping in to save and manage them. In our latest episode, we visit some of these community-managed libraries, like Corbett Community Library in London, to understand the impact a...
Join us in the next episode when we visit Bentley Urban farm and hear how this community business is improving the lives of people living in Doncaster.
We talk to Homebaked – a community-run bakery in Anfield, as well as Vidhya Alakeson and Sir John Timpson about their work on the government’s panel on the future of the great British high street.
From condemned streets to the Turner Prize – find out how the residents of Granby Four Streets transformed their condemned terraced homes, creating a thriving market, affordable housing and winning the biggest prize in British art.
How do community business leaders balance the pressures of their work with their personal life and wellbeing? We talk to Shotley Pier and our very own Fergus Arkley to find out.
Café INDIEpendent is not only a great place to grab a coffee in Scunthorpe, it is helping to tackle social isolation and providing training opportunities for young people. Find out how they do it and get some top tips on setting up a community café from Buzz Lockleaze...
The team who rescued Stretford Public Hall near Manchester explain how they raised vital funds by selling community shares. Want to set up your own share offer? Our top tips make essential listening.