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Building resilience for local businesses over lockdown

Building resilience for local businesses over lockdown

Participants got expert advice in legal issues, HR, finance, strategy, marketing, productivity and coaching, with intensive and flexible 1-to-1 mentor support – through 17 workshops all delivered within one month. Two month-long programmes were run between May and July, and the cohort were able to form a tight-knit and supportive peer community, whilst learning practical skills such as how to take their business online, or to navigate a huge decrease in income.

Impact Accelerator kicks off in East London

Impact Accelerator kicks off in East London

And we’re off! Our latest Impact Accelerator in East London has just launched. We’re delighted to welcome 15 exciting ventures from across a range of diverse sectors – such as fashion, Fintech, health and wellbeing, transport, and more – that all focus on addressing global or local challenges in some way. 

Five ways to get the most out of your mentor

Five ways to get the most out of your mentor

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.

Bringing a business to life – animating Allia Future Business Centre’s story

Bringing a business to life – animating Allia Future Business Centre’s story

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.

Future 20 spotlight: Appt

Future 20 spotlight: Appt

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.

Future 20 spotlight: Disability Horizons

Future 20 spotlight: Disability Horizons

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.

Future 20 spotlight: Supply Change

Future 20 spotlight: Supply Change

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. 

Future 20 spotlight: Phycofeeds

Future 20 spotlight: Phycofeeds

Globally, we produce 2.12 billion tons of waste each year. It is then sent to landfill, where it produces toxins and gases which contribute to global warming and damage our environment. But what if waste could be recycled and used again instead?

The future of co-working is bright

The future of co-working is bright

If you believed everything you read in the news at the moment, you’d be forgiven for finding the closest sandpit and burying your head in it! In amidst the columns of doom and gloom reporting from home and abroad, there’s much to be read about the tailspin that companies like WeWork and Central Working are finding themselves in.