For social enterprises and entrepreneurs who aim to innovate and grow
Welcome to our community for social enterprises created by Knowing and Growing Ltd and by The Social Innovation in Business Partnership.
This project has been made possible through generous funding from the UK Intellectual Property Office.
Knowing and Growing Ltd is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee founded in June 2011 by individuals dedicated to supporting the growth of social enterprise and to creating impact and growth through innovation.
Our much awaited Expert Panel introductions start NOW!
1. Robert Looker
Watch Rob's Interview with i-genius today:
Check Out Rob's Profile HERE .
2. Christi Mitchell
We are back with our second introduction as promised today.
View Christi's Profile HERE
For all those who would like to know more about Social enterprise 100 UK Index. Watch an overview of the awards ceremony by clicking the link below.
Get Inspired. Go To School for Social Entrepreneurs!
Register for open days here
This week's inspirational video
Belu Water demonstrate the importance of being a brand oriented winner!
This section is to update everyone with interesting articles, blogs and websites about social enterprises.
Failure to enforce Trademarks: If you snooze, do you lose? A Fascinating read on Forbes sheds light on a real life battle in the courts. Read it here.
Do you work for a social enterprise in any of the following areas: Bath & NE Somerset, Bristol, N Somerset, or South Gloucestershire?
Social Enterprise Works are working with the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership to map social enterprise activity in the West of England.
To participate in this initiative all you have to do is click on the link below and submit a few details about your social enterprise. This information will be used to plot the location of social enterprises in the West of England on a map that will be available online. You can also submit your information for use in an online social enterprise directory.
Don’t miss out – Get on the map – Pass it on
Good news for those of you on the go. UK Intellectual Property Office now offers an 'IP App' .
A brilliant article by Erica Dhawan on Forbes, discussing the take on Social Entrepreneurship from the World Economic Forum this January 2013.
This article from i-genius sums talks on the January 2013 World Economic Forum's uptake on Social Enterprise in Europe.
This terrific article by Kim Christiansen about 10 funding models for social enterprise.
There is a website that is about supporting innovation in high growth environmental businesses, it also has information about events that could be useful for your business and information about funding for social enterprises. Have a look: http://www.inets-sw.co.uk/environmental/
Social Enterprise Mark also have a facebook page, it is also worth having a look at, The link is:
We are very grateful for the funding and support we have received for our first annual exhibition Knowing and Growing 2011 (Bristol).
Our partners and sponsors logos are posted in photos below.
Our sincere thanks go to:
UK Intellectual Property Office - Major Funder
RISE-SW - Strategic Partner
University of the West of England - Strategic Partner
Knowing and Growing 2011 (Bristol)
Saffrey-Champness - Accounting Partner
Veale Wasbrough Vizards - Legal Partner
Moon Recruiting Ltd - Recruitment Partner
Good Deals - Media Partner