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E3M ten years on

Author: E3M
Date: 24.05.22
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by Fay Selvan, CEO, The Big Life Group 2012 was a big year. The world was still feeling reverberations from the 2008 banking crisis, with protests against punishing fiscal policies in southern Europe. Tens of thousands marched in New York in May, in support of Occupy Wall Street’s campaign against wealth inequality. The Arab Spring […]

“Don’t think you can’t do these things, because you can” – a legal perspective on Human Learning Systems

Author: E3M
Date: 06.01.22
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This blog was written by Julian Blake of E3M partner Stone King for the Human Learning Systems (HLS) website and we are pleased to share it on ours as we believe our approach in E3M is complementary to the work of HLS. Julian, who is a public benefit lawyer and co-author of The Art of […]

Social Value: public service system tweak or transformation

Author: E3M
Date: 07.10.21

Ahead of our Social Value Webinar on 19th October, we are pleased to share some of the thoughts of Julian Blake, Partner at Stone King LLP. Social Value is established public service terminology, which is important and progressive. Largely in response to the success of the 2012 Social Value Act, in raising awareness of the […]

Learning from Catalonia – Suara Co-operative’s model of participation and inter-co-operation

Author: E3M
Date: 06.09.21

In July, E3M hosted its third online meeting between E3M social enterprise leaders and colleagues from Suara Co-operative and its partners*. In the session we explored Suara’s model of employee participation and empowerment, and how it co-operates with other social economy organisations in Catalonia through the CLADE group.An employee led co-operative based in Barcelona, Suara […]


Author: E3M
Date: 19.07.21
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It is possible to deliver better children’s services at better value for the public purse. Our webinar on 8th July examined partnerships to improve children’s services. The second of a series of webinars in support of our Procurement to Partnership Toolkit, it featured comprehensive descriptions of two partnerships which have already generated extensive benefits. By […]

Launching our Procurement to Partnership Online Toolkit

Author: E3M
Date: 13.05.21
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On Tuesday 11th May, we were delighted to launch our online resource, From Procurement to Partnership: a Practical Toolkit For Commissioners. Developed in association with E3M’s partners, Buzzacott, Stone King, The Change Coefficient and Zurich Municipal, together with colleagues from some of our member organisations, Catch22 and Kibble from the Social Enterprise Leaders Club, and […]

Answers to homelessness: from the UK & Catalonia in times of pandemic

Author: E3M
Date: 19.04.21
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UK social enterprise initiative E3M and Suara Cooperative from Catalonia recently organised an international exchange about services responding to residential exclusion during Covid-19. E3M member P3, a social enterprise in the UK, and Hàbitat3 Foundation and Suara Cooperative from Catalonia shared their experiences of how they had supported homeless people in the pandemic. All 3 […]


Author: E3M
Date: 08.12.20
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SUARA & ENGLISH SOCIAL ENTERPRISES SHARE EXPERIENCES OF COVID-19The social enterprises Sirona in the south-west of England, LEYF in London and the nursing homes and nursery schools of Suara from Barcelona exchanged innovative proposals to respond to pandemic times. A meeting earlier this year between providers of care services for people in England and Suara […]

Growing the New Economy – interviews and action plans

Author: E3M
Date: 03.03.20

Some of the participants and speakers at our Growing the New Economy event reflect on why they were so excited to attend, what they have learned and crucially, how they will put this into practice to help revitalise the communities in which they work. Around 250 participants came from all over the UK and worked […]