Tag Archives: Gill Walker

Ex-head teacher strict on social business survival | Pioneers Post

Comment / 14.03.14 Isabelle de Grave You don’t get many head teachers turned social entrepreneurs, but when you do they take a strict approach to business survival. “In the public sector you’re constantly waiting for permission, but in business you just get on and do it,” Gill Walker, former head teacher, now chief executive of Patchwork People told me. When […]

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Social Enterprises Pick Up The Prizes – Forbes

The trouble with social enterprises is that they require businesses to sacrifice profit in favour of principle – right? Not judging by the stories of the companies that have just picked up awards from Royal Bank of Scotland, which runs the RBS SE100 Index, an index of more than 850 social enterprises active in Britain […]

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Beyond the work programme: social enterprises get people back to work | Social Enterprise Network | Guardian Professional

How social enterprises are bringing innovative approaches to the business of getting people back to work Tim Smedley Guardian Professional, Friday 2 August 2013 12.00 BST Helping people return to, or stay in, work has been dominated by the Work Programme of late. But away from the large prime contractors working for payment by results, […]

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