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Wates Group puts the planet first

Construction, property services and development company, Wates Group, has supported the creation of, and appointed, an independent Social Enterprise – Planet First Energy (PFE) – to help it reduce CO2 emissions and meet long-term sustainability goals. Planet First Energy will ...

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Lexington makes social enterprise the focus of 2019 leadership conference

Contract catering and reception services organisation, Lexington, hosted a conference last week for over 250 head chefs, managers and operations managers where the teams discussed the projects they are working on with charities and social enterprises including, Change Please, Heads ...

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Amey increases social enterprise spend in 2018

During the 2018 financial year, infrastructure provider and consultancy Amey spent over £2 million across its supply chain on companies who use their profits to create positive, social change in communities across the UK and overseas. The figure is more ...

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Sodexo supports mental health awareness among young people

Sodexo Schools and Universities is supporting the next generation of socially-minded leaders by raising awareness of mental health issues, as part of its platinum partnership with Enactus UK. Students from Enactus teams across the country were asked to come up ...

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Sodexo partners with international charity group to reach young entrepreneurs

Sodexo has announced a partnership with Enactus UK, a social enterprise and educational charity which works with students to encourage the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders and social innovators. Each year, Enactus in 36 countries works with 72,000 students across the ...

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£45 million spent by Corporates on social enterprises to change lives for marginalised communities

More than £45 million has been spent by UK Corporates on social enterprises, according to a new report from Social Enterprise UK (SEUK), on its pioneering initiative, the Buy Social Corporate Challenge, which is changing lives by redirecting Corporate supply ...

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Mitie’s catering arm backs social enterprise programme

Well Grounded, London’s first social enterprise to solely focus on developing talent within the Speciality Coffee industry, has partnered with contract caterer, Gather & Gather to offer more opportunities into paid employment within the coffee industry. Well Grounded, based in ...

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Game changer

Services and recruitment supplier the Cordant Group has just become the UK’s largest organisation to transition from a corporate to a social enterprise concept. Chief Energiser Phillip Ullmann and CEO Chris Kenneally explain why this is a game changer The ...

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Cordant Group takes on social enterprise status

Recruitment and services company, Cordant Group, has announced it is to refocus the business as a social enterprise. Framed around a five-year plan, the Group will reinvest the majority of its profits in due course into social programmes across education, employment, ...

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Fusion 21 appoints 105 contractors to its Compliance and FM Framework

Fusion 21, a specialist in the procurement of services for property, construction and the built environment has appointed a total of 105 firms from across the UK – including a number of SMEs – to its national Compliance and Facilities ...

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