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Create happy and productive social enterprises: interviews and resources

Author: E3M
Date: 10.10.18

Leaders and senior managers in social enterprises discussed practical ways to enable and create happy workplaces at our September seminar, delivered in partnership with Happy Ltd. Social entrepreneurs including June O’Sullivan MBE (LEYF), Brendan O’Keefe (Epic CIC), Liz Mouland (First Community Health Care CIC) and Scott Darraugh (Social adVentures) shared their  experiences of creating happy, […]

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast”

Author: E3M
Date: 31.08.18

In this blog from another of our speakers at next month’s seminar, Scott Darraugh offers a glimpse of the experience he’ll be drawing on for his talk on the theme of the Peter Drucker quote that forms its title… Now the CEO of Social adVentures, Scott had a long career in the NHS but was ready to leave […]

Calm in a crisis

Author: E3M
Date: 10.08.18

We’re pleased to share some insight from another of the speakers at our seminar in conjunction with Happy on 20th September. This time, read on for more from June O’Sullivan… It’s a very lucky business that doesn’t hit a crisis. One in three businesses go bust but the two surviving will have almost certainly have […]

How to get the best out of staff

Author: E3M
Date: 19.07.18

Brendan is one of the speakers at our seminar in conjunction with Happy on 20th September. Here he provides a little insight into his topic… More than ever before, public sector managers need to rethink how they get the best out of their staff. When we created Epic CIC, we were clear that the command and […]

The Public Service Transformation Academy (PSTA)

Author: Jonathan Bland
Date: 13.02.18

I have recently joined the Board of the Public Service Transformation Academy (PSTA), a social enterprise set up to run the Government’s Commissioning Academy and, more generally, to support those responsible for public services’ transformation to meet the challenges we currently face. The PSTA is led by the consultancy Red Quadrant and the Whitehall and […]

Alchemy generates co-production

Author: E3M
Date: 24.01.18

I was lucky enough to be a part of the Alchemy workshop at Coventry City Council, where I shared with some really committed Local Authority commissioning staff the opportunity to focus on a specific problem for a full day… without too many interruptions! With the support of both legal and financial experts, we broadened the […]

E3M Local Alchemy Coventry

Author: E3M
Date: 24.11.17

On the 20th and 21st November we ran E3M Alchemy, a placed-based innovation event in Coventry. A mixed group of 33 E3M Social Enterprise Leaders, Bold Commissioners, funders and partners joined with a similar number of council commissioners and other local stakeholders, including Coventry University, to explore new ways to tackle some local challenges affecting […]

E3M Away Day 2017

Author: E3M
Date: 03.02.17

The 2017 E3M Leaders’ Away Day generated some interesting and positive conversations, and a couple of commitments to do new things among the leaders who took part. The event kicked-off with a discussion about the “New Normal” and the challenges of the current context (not just Brexit!), with its opportunities and threats, and what this […]

Money: Q&A with Numbers for Good’s Dominic Llewellyn

Author: E3M
Date: 20.12.16

Earlier this year, Chief Executive of Numbers for Good, Dominic Llewellyn, talked to Abby Mayerhoff of Impact Squared, as part its #FacesofImpact series. Answering questions about what he does, how he leads, what he values and how he strives to resolve the main issues he’s identified, he explains how, ultimately, he wants “to see finance serve the planet […]

Money: Numbers for Good joins E3M as a Core Partner

Author: E3M
Date: 28.11.16

We are delighted that Numbers for Good has joined E3M as a core partner, contributing expertise in social investment, and in supporting new models of outcomes based commissioning, to improve public services. The knowledge, skills and contacts they bring will add huge value to our work in supporting the growth of E3M members; in the wider impact we […]