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Funding, finance and support update for Transition Enterprises

Funding, finance and support update for Transition Enterprises

Published on March 31, 2016 in Blog, Economic sector, Finance, Updates with 1 Comment

Mark Simmonds takes us on a journey through the funding, finance and support landscape for Transition Enterprises and Social Enterprises. 2016 will be an interesting year for Transition Enterprises and social enterprise in general. There is a growth in the DIY sustainable enterprise culture as a response to climate change, a broken food system, a […]

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Has Wales missed out on a golden opportunity?

Has Wales missed out on a golden opportunity?

Published on February 23, 2016 in Blog with 0 Comments

For those of us involved in the Community Energy Sector, the last few months have been a very rough ride.  It seems that every month that goes by there is another body blow to those that are desperately trying to make community owned energy a reality in Wales.  Robert Proctor shares his thoughts on the […]

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REconomy North West – ‘The Road from Wigan Pier’

REconomy North West – ‘The Road from Wigan Pier’

Published on November 23, 2015 in Blog, Economic enablers, Leadership projects, Updates with 2 Comments

Delighted to announce the next in the REconomy series of regional events in the UK. This year we have been in Devon, Powys and now looking forward to Wigan. REconomy North West – ‘The Road from Wigan Pier’ Saturday 6 February 2016, The Pier Centre, Wigan The political idea of a ‘Northern Powerhouse’ is growing. […]

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What a difference a day makes…

What a difference a day makes…

Published on October 22, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments

The REconomy Project held a Skills Day before the start of the Transition Network conference. Transition groups from UK and around the world gathered, as did people new to REconomy, working in social enterprise, community development and in academia.   The event had several purposes: to allow an in-depth introduction to REconomy for some, a […]

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An interview with Julian Dobson: “It’s time to raise a glass to the New Economy”

An interview with Julian Dobson: “It’s time to raise a glass to the New Economy”

Published on September 29, 2015 in Blog, Updates with 0 Comments

Julian Dobson is a writer and researcher, as well as one of the co-founders of New Start magazine.  His area of special interest is community regeneration and how to create better places.  We loved his recent book ‘How to Save Town Centres’ so much that we gave it a glowing review, and thought we’d chat […]

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Community supported enterprise – how’s it going?

Community supported enterprise – how’s it going?

Published on September 21, 2015 in Blog, Updates with 0 Comments

A year on from our first report back on the REconomy Project’s Community Enterprise Support and Investment (CESI) programme we have reasons to be pleased. Here’s what we’ve been up to the past year. In Totnes, the project to support the emergence of an entrepreneurial eco-system and culture was already well underway by the time […]

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Events… You’ll get what you need

Events… You’ll get what you need

Published on August 31, 2015 in Blog, Updates with 0 Comments

Those of you who are running Transition Enterprises will know that there is a lot of desk time involved in developing your business. A lot of this time is spent alone, moving the idea and the reality forward inch by inch. Because of this networking events can be a fantastic resource for people running enterprises. […]

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What does REconomy look like in … Linlithgow?

What does REconomy look like in … Linlithgow?

Published on August 27, 2015 in Blog, Updates with 0 Comments

Alan Brown of Transition Linlithgow (TL) in Scotland participated in the REconomy Event in St Andrews in October. Here, he shares his experience of the group as a start-up, and incubator and a new phase looking at longer term REconomy activities and how this feeds into other activities on the ground and regional and global issues. […]

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There’s a Quiet Energy Revolution going on

There’s a Quiet Energy Revolution going on

Published on August 23, 2015 in Blog, Updates with 0 Comments

This blog looks at the growth of community energy in the UK with Transition Network’s Naresh Giangrande and Chris Rowland of OVESCO who will be presenting at the Transition Network Conference. The DECC (UK Department of Energy and Climate Change) Community Energy Strategy in 2014 did a systematic assessment and found at least 5,000 community energy groups […]

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REconomy UK Project Manager – freelance contract on offer

REconomy UK Project Manager – freelance contract on offer

Published on July 29, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments

The REconomy Project is one of Transition Network’s most exciting developments, one being picked up by Transition groups around the UK, and increasingly, around the world. Working collaboratively, we are exploring ways to better inspire, support and connect communities (Transition-branded or otherwise) who are creating new livelihoods and enterprises, and expanding their influence deep into […]

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