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SEED win the Social Enterprise of the Year award

SEED have won the Social Enterprise of the Year – Small award! I accepted the award last week in Melbourne at an event organised by Social Traders at PwC Southbank. We employ previously long-term unemployed people in Brisbane to deliver … Continue reading

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Dear Mum …

This week I wrote this letter to my Mum in England to accompany the clipping below from the local paper (yep, she doesn’t email, tweet, facebook, or instagram so our communications are via landlines or the trusty pen and paper) … Continue reading

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The Australian Government’s approach to unemployment

I’m interested in creating employment for long term unemployed people, those people who have been unable to secure or retain paid employment even after completing training/work for the dole schemes. Over the years of running social enterprises I have seen … Continue reading

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my current booklist

I’m always reading at least one non fiction book, I rarely finish them however; I get too bored and distracted and so try and glean as much wisdom and learning from the first half to three quarters of the book … Continue reading

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Advice on starting a social enterprise

A couple of years ago I ran some social enterprise tours, taking people interested in starting one to visit successful models. To prepare for the tour I asked a few friends and colleagues from the social enterprise / business world … Continue reading

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SEED short listed for a national social enterprise award!

Fantastic news; the social enterprise I lead SEED has been short listed for a national social enterprise award! The Social Enterprise Awards received 87 applications across the six categories. Each category was assessed by a unique panel of sector experts … Continue reading

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Youth unemployment on the rise – social procurement can help

A report by the Brotherhood of St Laurence has found a double whammy in youth unemployment. The rate has risen to 12.5 per cent, more than double the overall unemployment figure and it’s rising rapidly. In Cairns it’s up 88 … Continue reading

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SEED’s Social Impact Assessment

Here’s the qualitative research from our Social Impact Assessment. Its such an honour to be in a position to offer sustainable employment to people who have done it tough for too many years. These results speak for themselves 🙂

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SEED’s social impact

So we measured our social impact in terms of hard data and this is what we found: Between 2010 to date SEED has earned $1.375 Million in income (Excluding funding, this is from providing commercially competitive services). Employed 56 people … Continue reading

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A social entrepreneurs dinner

My friend and one time intern turned employee Anya came for dinner last night as she’s back in Australia on holiday from the Philippines. Anya brought beautiful gifts made of hand loomed cotton in indigenous patterns woven by artisans which … Continue reading

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