News and blogs
We’ve collected all of the news and blog posts from across the team at Allia – read on for insights about impact; spotlights on some of the exciting projects our tenants and partners work on; and interesting thought-pieces from across the sector
By Emma Mee
If you want to do something well, it’s a good idea to learn from someone who has been there and made all the mistakes before; experience is crucial. If you are venturing into the unknown, finding someone with experience who can act as a sounding board and advise on decisions can be invaluable – and that is where a mentor comes in.
State-of-the-art lab for developing and testing innovative products that address environmental and social challenges
Allia Future Business Centre today announces the relaunch of the Innovation Lab at its centre in Peterborough.
The business centre at Peterborough United’s stadium provides venue for free testing for the region’s care staff
Allia Future Business Centre Peterborough is proud to be supporting the NHS by providing a venue for its local Covid-19 antibody testing clinic.
Recovery. A word we’re hearing a lot right now, as we start to emerge tentatively from the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK. For some, the recovery will be a physical one, to gradually get well again after falling ill with the virus that has affected millions of people the world over.
ALLIA WORKS WITH JIMMY’S AND NEW MEANING FOUNDATION TO DESIGN, BUILD AND INSTALL MUCH NEEDED COMMUNITY HOUSING IN THE CITY
Six new homes have been built to provide supported living for homeless people in Cambridge. Led by Allia, a charity dedicated to the creation of positive impact, this innovative housing project was the result of a 12-month partnership with Jimmy’s, the Cambridge homelessness charity, and the New Meaning Foundation, an ethical construction social enterprise.
Focus on locally-sourced, freshly made food for the local business community
Allia Future Business Centre Peterborough is pleased to welcome Origin8 as its new catering partner, to run the café on the top floor of the centre, based on London Road, at the Peterborough United football stadium.
Do you run a local business and need some help in marketing or accounting? Do you need some help to get your business to grow? Allia Future Business Centre in London Fields is running its ‘Grow Your Business’ programme, and is looking for applicants in Hackney and Newham.
How do you capture the essence of your organisation – and communicate it in less than two minutes? A concise ‘elevator pitch’ can be harder than it seems. It might be straight forward if the business has a simple goal with one audience and one product line – but to articulate an ethos behind an organisation that helps others create positive impact, in different ways, in different locations, with multiple audiences is far trickier.
While the UK is fortunate to have access to the NHS, we all know that the system is currently under enormous strain, with a huge over demand for its services. London-based startup Appt think that preventative healthcare could be part of the solution.
Founded back in 2011, Disability Horizons is an online lifestyle publication that aims to give disabled people a voice, with a strong community of regular readers reaching over 500,000 people every year. Volunteers publish articles on topics that matter to them such as relationships, travel or employment to help create an inclusive community for disabled people.
The age old saying, ‘new year, new you’ rings true as entrepreneurs are more likely to start a business in January more than any other month. With increased numbers expected to register their new business ideas in the new year, entrepreneurs continue to make ‘building a business’ their new year’s resolution.
With 62% of customers wanting companies to take a stand on issues they are passionate about, businesses are becoming more purpose-driven than ever. Procurement is a great way for businesses to create positive change, by simply including the likes of social enterprises into the supply chain.