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Gainsborough Alchemy – Video and Case Study

Author: E3M
Date: 19.11.19

E3M Alchemy Gainsborough brought together over 70 participants over two days in July 2019. They explored ideas which could harness the power of social enterprise and social investment to help tackle some key challenges. Participants sought to complement the extensive work which has already taken place and is ongoing in support of Gainsborough’s bid to […]

9 out of 10 people want outsourced public services delivered by social enterprises

Author: E3M
Date: 08.07.19

New research conducted by YouGov shows people trust social enterprises more than private enterprises to deliver outsourced public services and believe they do so with more expertise, efficiency and value for money. The findings demonstrate the public wants a better model to deliver services, and would prefer local authorities to contract with purpose-driven organisations such […]

Rotherham Alchemy – Video and Case Study

Author: E3M
Date: 17.04.19

E3M Alchemy Rotherham brought together around 60 delegates for two days in December 2018. They explored ideas which could contribute to solutions to six challenges facing Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council. E3M Alchemy events are catalysts for change. They involve insights and application from impactful, sustainable and mature social enterprises. They promote the reformation of community […]

Oldham Alchemy – Video and Case Study

Author: E3M
Date: 17.04.19

Northern Roots is a bold initiative being supported and enabled by Oldham Council. Its ingredients: a currently underused 65-hectare site and a new brand centred on food growing and production. Together they will be a catalyst for community health and wellbeing, new leisure opportunities, skills development, employment, enterprise creation and service transformation. At the heart […]

The Art of the Possible in Public Procurement

Author: E3M
Date: 23.09.16

Written by Frank Villeneuve-Smith of HCT and Julian Blake of Stone King The innovative solutions that can tackle some of our really big social challenges are too often held back by a focus on the process, rather than the purpose, of public procurement. The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provide Commissioners with a great deal of flexibility to […]

E3M Alchemy: Partnerships for Success in Transforming Local Services

Author: Kirsten van den Hout
Date: 09.06.16
Event date: 21.09.2016 | 09.00 - 17.00
Event location: Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre

E3M Alchemy 2016 – London, 21 September This was a very successful day, spent exploring the ‘art of the possible’ in the transformation of local public services. Senior public service commissioners, leaders of commercial social enterprises and social investors came together to share perspectives and to think in new ways about local solutions. Delegates gleaned new and practical ideas about how […]

The role of social enterprise in running public services

Author: E3M
Date: 19.01.16

Social enteprise is about trading for a social purpose and using the power of business and the markets to achieve explicitly social aims. We’re seeing more and more of our public services being run by social enterprises in a wide variety of areas. But why are we seeing such a growth? Hear from Chris White MP […]