Young people from both the Manchester and Oldham groups came down to support Greater Manchester Youth Network this week at the… Continue
Added by Kate Evans on November 21, 2013 at 11:30 —
The Manchester Not Just a Trading Co. group headed to yet another fantastic enterprise evening, this time held at Manchester Metropolitan University. To celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week 2013 we heard from 4 highly successful entrepreneurs; all of them spoke openly about their… Continue
Added by Kate Evans on November 21, 2013 at 11:30 —
The Manchester group got down to business this week with a session on Social Enterprise.
The group was tasked with creating Social Enterprises to tackle problems in their local…
Added by Kate Evans on October 25, 2013 at 9:30 —
The Manchester group have been busy again this time visiting Unicorn Manchester's only worker's cooperative grocery. After a guided tour of the shop, and a cheeky look behind the scenes of the packing room, we had the opportunity to ask one of Unicorn's 50 members a few… Continue
Added by Kate Evans on October 24, 2013 at 16:35 —
At the beginning of October the Not Just an Enterprise Manchester group visited the Rochdale Pioneer's Museum to learn more about their movement and the struggle they faced setting up Rochdale’s first cooperative shop.
Who are the Rochdale Pioneers?
The Rochdale… Continue
Added by Kate Evans on October 24, 2013 at 15:56 —
Co–operatives are getting more complicated. The co–operative model has already been used, among other things, for retailing (consumers as members), for housing (tenants as members), for employee-owned businesses (workers as members) and for credit unions (saver-borrowers as members). But now increasingly the co-op model is being stretched further, in the direction of what are called "multi-stakeholder" co-operatives.
These co-ops formalise the idea that more than one group of people… Continue
Added by Ian Agnew on October 10, 2013 at 13:12 —
This Sunday the Manchester Not Just an Enterprise group set off to Holmfirth, West Yorkshire (before 9am on a Sunday!!) to meet Jo for their first experience as market traders.
The weather was perfect so by 10.30am the market was already packed with people. The group quickly got the hang of… Continue
Added by Kate Evans on September 24, 2013 at 14:30 —
Yesterday afternoon, despite the pouring rain outside, Greater Manchester Youth Network's board room was awash with colour and glitter as the Not Just an Enterprise Manchester team began making a banner ready for next weekend's Fair and Funky Fairtrade market in… Continue
Added by Kate Evans on September 17, 2013 at 10:30 —
Added by Mary Boguszewski on January 8, 2013 at 18:02 —
Added by The Little Fair Trade Shop Ltd on December 17, 2012 at 16:09 —
Check out these dates online (google it, my friends!) then see if anyone else local to you is planning something..if not - why not get your own event off the ground or hook up with a like-minded organisation?
CONTACT US IF YOU LIKE THE SOUND OF THE 'DATE' OR THE 'CAUSE' and YOU WANT MORE HELP THINKING ABOUT WHAT YOU COULD *DO*!
Oct 17th 2012 - International Day for Eradication of Poverty
Oct 18th 2012 - Anti-Slavery Day (for example, I reckon the way we… Continue
Added by christina longden on July 25, 2012 at 17:19 —
Lunch with Richard Branson – Not Just a Youth Enterprise entrepreneur Blessing Maregere is recognised as a Virgin Pioneer
Blessing from the Not Just a Youth Enterprise Group in Leeds and Laura from the LYF had lunch with Sir Richard Branson last month at the final of Virgin’s ‘Pitch to Rich’ competition. Blessing Maregere from our Leeds enterprise group, entered the enterprise into the Virgin…
Added by Ian Agnew on July 4, 2012 at 14:07 —
When we met Rixonway Kitchens 3 months ago, they came up with a brilliant way to support us - by providing our Not Just brand of tea to each of their customers choosing a Rixonway Kitchen.
Rixonway Kitchens is one of the leading manufacturers of kitchens for affordable and social housing and is based in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
We have been working together to design a bespoke packet of tea which contains a blend of tea unique to Not Just a Trading Company.
Added by Laura Smith on June 27, 2012 at 18:01 —
We are offering a discount to all first-time customers to our online ethical store. http://shop.notjustawebsite.org.uk/
Did you know that we have an online store selling our own range of ethical products? The income we earn from selling these products goes back into our work to support new community enterprise groups.…
Added by Ian Agnew on June 22, 2012 at 14:59 —
It's finally arrived.
Our fabulous new Fairtrade instant coffee was delivered to our warehouse today and is now ready to order.
Don't wait, get your order in now. Visit our online shop… Continue
Added by Ian Agnew on June 20, 2012 at 18:29 —
Our very own Leeds group has been recognised by Richard Branson in a “Virgin Pioneers” business competition. The youth enterprise was one of 8 shortlisted from 100s of aspiring young entrepreneurs, and the group were invited to Richard Branson's home last week to meet the boss of Virgin and original 'entrepreneur'.
Not Just a Youth Enterprise was set up almost two years ago in Leeds and the group have been working hard…
Added by Laura Smith on May 22, 2012 at 20:30 —
If so - if you ARE this kind of person.. I have always said it...
You may well be one of the best, most NATURAL entrepreneurs and 'inventors'...
People who are difficult to get on with, who dont operate too well on the social side of things (who tend to open their gob and say what they think...as opposed to realising that they need to tailor it to social niceties. Or who don't know the art of subtlety...)
Well. Those sort of characters tend to… Continue
Added by christina longden on May 4, 2012 at 21:00 —
Have you considered what you are going to be DOING for the Jubilee as a group yet?
All across your area there are going to be DOZENS of Jubilee events. You should be thinking RIGHT NOW how you can maximise sales....start planning which will be the biggest 'hitters' for you. Get a strategy developed...get your diaries out...Come on!
And how about taking a tip from the Big Jubilee Lunch people? I have copied below what the plans are for this....any of you fancy… Continue
Added by christina longden on April 2, 2012 at 21:45 —
This morning I realised that I had totally run out of face cream AND lipstick. I mean, it was a real bummer. Kind of ruined my day. Something that men get away with, without getting all stressed about....
Life is hard being a woman...
Actually - it isn't really. Is it? I mean. As women in the UK we have just SO damned much going for us...So much to be able to do, see, buy, experience. BUT all of that 'fluff stuff' belies the truth of the matter for MANY women still in the UK. … Continue
Added by christina longden on March 8, 2012 at 15:00 —
I wonder if you all know that you are responsible for the world's first EVER Fair Trade Centre?
When we set up the 'Not Just' Youth project as an *idea* way back in 2009 - I got a bee in my bonnet about the fact that there was NOWHERE where young people and their communities could go to in… Continue
Added by christina longden on March 7, 2012 at 13:30 —