Plunkett's community business manager Alison Macklin looks at the importance of choosing a legal structure.
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Church kitchen proves perfect place to bake community's daily bread Coventry-based Chernise Neo has a passion for baking. When she talks about the mouth-watering cinnamon buns enriched with milk, butter and eggs - or the Middle Eastern-inspired lemon, almond and coconut sweet treats that she regularly bakes - her sheer enthusiasm and [...]
The Future Needs of the Community Pub Sector In response to a dramatic rise in the numbers of communities seeking to safeguard their valued pubs, and to identify the future growth requirements of the community-owned pub sector, the Plunkett Foundation, hosted a roundtable discussion in June for key sector stakeholders and partners. Chaired [...]
Unlocking the potential of community business to boost the rural economy Plunkett Foundation has submitted a response to an inquiry into rural productivity by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Rural Business and the Rural Powerhouse. The inquiry seeks to investigate ways to bridge the 18% disparity in productivity between rural and [...]
Becoming a member of the Plunkett Foundation means you join a growing number of like minded people and organisations all working together to help communities set up and run community businesses as a way of overcoming a range of challenges. Plunkett's membership manager Claire Spendley looks at the benefits of joining a gorwing number o like-minded people and organisations.
Plunkett Foundation’s Annual General Meeting took place online on Wednesday 14 July 2021. Chaired by Stephen Nicol, Plunkett Foundation’s Chair of Trustees, members, supporters and representatives from across the community business sector reflected on the extraordinary experiences of 2020 and looked forward with confidence at the growing network of community businesses across the [...]
Read our case study for Candover Valley Community Store, a community shop in Hampshire.
Community Spirit & Daily Mirror Readers Secure the Future for The Trawden Arms Trawden Forest Community Pub Group has announced that with the support of over 320 shareholders and its recent partnership with the Daily Mirror they have agreed to purchase the Trawden Arms, Trawden in Lancashire. In [...]
As the national lockdown closed the doors of businesses across the country, one newly opened rural community shop in East Yorkshire showed innovation and adaptability to remain open and provide community spirit and vital supplies to those who needed them more than ever.
Plunkett response to the extension of Covid restrictions in England The announcement that communities in England will now have to wait until 19 July 2021, before progressing to Level 4 of the Government’s roadmap came as no real surprise given the coverage in the media over the past week. However it is now [...]