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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 […]

Money: Capital for growth: meeting the needs of social enterprises delivering health and care

Author: E3M
Date: 07.03.16

Guest Blog from Christine Chang, Senior Director, Investment at Big Society Capital… One in four charities and one in three social enterprises are involved in the provision of health and social care support. In the current environment, the trend for outsourcing will continue, and with austerity there will be increasing pressure for cost savings and […]

Markets: Business ‘as usual’ no longer an option for Northern Ireland

Author: E3M
Date: 27.01.16

John McMullan, CEO of Bryson Charitable Group, shares the challenges and opportunities for pubic service delivery in Northern Ireland… As we approach the Northern Ireland (NI) Assembly elections in May 2016, we are entering challenging and perhaps unchartered ‘economic and political waters’. Our politics, which are always challenging, are witnessing for the first time in […]

E3M: A catalyst for change

Author: E3M
Date: 19.01.16

E3M is an initiative that promotes social innovation in the way we run public services. In particular, it supports the growth and scale and impact of social enterprises that trade in public service markets. This short film shows how the E3M members and partners work collectively to make a difference. There are over 30 social enterprise members […]

E3M Member Case Study: LEYF

Author: E3M
Date: 19.01.16

London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) looks after 3,500 children in 34 nurseries across London, and that number is growing. While the organisation still has charitable status, it became a social business in order to move away from a sole focus on grant dependency and build a business that trades in the ‘market place’, i.e. directly with […]