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Plunkett talking community-owned business in Northern Ireland

2023-11-10T16:04:42+00:00

Plunkett's project manager, Diane Cameron shares her account of a recent community ownership event in Northern Ireland. At the end of October, Plunkett Foundation was delighted to accept a kind invitation from Development Trusts Northern Ireland (DTNI) to lead a session at its Rural Community Ownership Conference in a beautiful purpose-built community-owned [...]

Plunkett talking community-owned business in Northern Ireland2023-11-10T16:04:42+00:00

Democratic Business Summit

2023-11-30T09:57:21+00:00

Chris Cowcher, Head of Policy and Communications reflects on representing Plunkett and rural community-owned businesses at this ‘first of its kind’ summit in Manchester. It was my first visit to the beautiful, community-owned Stretford Public Hall and it was a very fitting venue for the first ever Democratic Business Summit. The hall [...]

Democratic Business Summit2023-11-30T09:57:21+00:00

Plunkett visit Amberley Community Shop & Cafe

2023-10-26T14:42:10+00:00

Plunkett's project support officer, George Ogier, provides an overview of the team's recent visit to Amberley, near Stroud in Gloucestershire. At Plunkett, with the generous support of Benefact Trust, we want to bring places of worship and community businesses together – so that they can utilise underused space whilst kick-starting businesses that can [...]

Plunkett visit Amberley Community Shop & Cafe2023-10-26T14:42:10+00:00

Funding from Benefact Trust supports new community business setting up in Easington, County Durham

2023-10-20T15:43:21+00:00

As part of Plunkett's ambition to support more community businesses to set up in active places of worship we are delighted to announce the first group in County Durham to benefit from a grant, thanks to our programme of support funded by Benefact Trust. In July Plunkett travelled to Peterlee in County [...]

Funding from Benefact Trust supports new community business setting up in Easington, County Durham2023-10-20T15:43:21+00:00

A tale of two cities: Plunkett Foundation at the party conferences

2023-10-18T08:05:40+00:00

Head of Policy and Communications, Chris Cowcher shares his thoughts on the Conservative and Labour conferences. If I’m honest, the past fortnight went by in a bit of blur. Now I’m back in to somewhat more of a normal weekly routine I wanted to take stock of my experiences at the party [...]

A tale of two cities: Plunkett Foundation at the party conferences2023-10-18T08:05:40+00:00

National Work Life Week – Chris

2023-10-05T11:30:25+00:00

Chris Cowcher, Head of Policy and Communications shares his experiences as part of National Work Life Week This week is National Work Life Week, an initiative of Working Families, (the UK’s national charity for working parents and carers), which aims to get both employers and employees talking about wellbeing at work and [...]

National Work Life Week – Chris2023-10-05T11:30:25+00:00

National Work Life Week – Claire

2023-10-05T09:14:41+00:00

Claire Spendley, Head of Community Business shares her experiences at the beginning of National Work Life Week This week is National Work Life Week, an initiative of Working Families, (the UK’s national charity for working parents and carers), which aims to get both employers and employees talking about wellbeing at work and [...]

National Work Life Week – Claire2023-10-05T09:14:41+00:00

Protecting community assets (in England)

2023-09-29T10:01:24+00:00

Head of Policy and Communications, Chris Cowcher considers if enough is being done to support communities wanting to protect local assets? If the recent story of the fire at the Crooked House has taught us anything it is that there is still an interest in, and recognition of the importance of assets, [...]

Protecting community assets (in England)2023-09-29T10:01:24+00:00

Plunkett joins the Future Economy Alliance

2023-09-28T13:25:31+00:00

Plunkett joins new campaign to build an economy where society profits With a General Election approaching, Plunkett Foundation has joined forces with dozens of organisations in the Future Economy Alliance to make sure the next Government has a new business plan for Britain - one where profits also benefit people and planet. [...]

Plunkett joins the Future Economy Alliance2023-09-28T13:25:31+00:00

New research shows community businesses are committed to social and environmental action

2023-10-29T21:11:51+00:00

Plunkett’s annual 'Community ownership: A Better form of Business' research provides a state-of-the-sector view on how community businesses are responding to the cost of living and climate crises In its latest research report, Plunkett Foundation has found that community-owned businesses remain committed to delivering social and environmental action despite facing multiple challenges, [...]

New research shows community businesses are committed to social and environmental action2023-10-29T21:11:51+00:00
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