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Investment builds local businesses thanks to Council’s investment fund

Investment builds local businesses thanks to Council’s investment fund

Published on February 6, 2017 in Updates with 0 Comments

Seven local business projects in Totnes are to benefit from the Devon County Council’s Invest in Devon Fund, thanks to Lib Dem Councillor Robert Vint, who said, “The hope is that these investments will help create local jobs and provide for local needs while benefitting local communities”. The projects were chosen because they support the local food economy, […]

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Reality leaves a lot to the imagination

Published on December 13, 2016 in Updates with 0 Comments

Remade in Edinburgh won Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award in October. Sophie Unwin, Founder and Director is excited about the next steps – to share the idea with other places and create a network of repair and reuse centres across the UK. She tells us about the challenges and what she’s planning next! The […]

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Renewing REconomy

Renewing REconomy

Published on December 13, 2016 in Updates with 0 Comments

This October, the REconomy Project was invited by our friends at Renew Wales to their annual conference in Wrexham, which this year focused on the power and strength of communities and the drive to create better places for future generations.   It was a really brilliant day of talks, workshops, plenty of networking and more […]

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REconomy creates new Funding Database

REconomy creates new Funding Database

Published on March 31, 2016 in Economic enablers, Project news, Updates with 2 Comments

 REconomy Funding & Investment Database We’ve scoured the fundraising landscape in the UK to pull together 280 different grants, equity programmes and other platforms open to REconomy style enterprises and projects.    The world of fundraising moves pretty fast, so we plan to launch edition two later in the year.  Please feel free to pass […]

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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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REconomy On The Road From Wigan Pier

REconomy On The Road From Wigan Pier

Published on March 30, 2016 in Updates with 0 Comments

On a wet and windy day in early-February, the energetic Billinge and Orrell in Transition Group invited over 100 community leaders, members and to take part in the first REconomy North West event.  Close to the site of George Orwell’s bleak social investigation The Road to Wigan Pier, the aim of the day was to […]

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15 minutes with Jay Tompt

15 minutes with Jay Tompt

Published on March 30, 2016 in Updates

Jay Tompt: social entrepreneur, activist, community leader based in Totnes, one of the originators of the Local Entrepreneur Forum, manager of the REconomy Centre in Totnes. Originally from California but now a proud Devonian.  “It was the 1999 WTO protest in Seattle that spurred me into action.  Before then I got my MBA and started a company […]

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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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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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