Future UK business entrepreneurs from Plymouth attended San Nicola d’ell Alto (Crotonia, Italy) earlier this month to train with their peers from Greece, Italy, Lithuania and Poland. Dr David Carter accompanied the diverse group to provide non-formal training alongside other European trainers. The Italian hosts were very welcoming and many firm friendships were established while working together over the week, interspersed with visits to local business and historical sites on this Erasmus Plus programme.
Jabo Butera (right), our YOU ACE ambassador at DBI, pictured with Dr Jonathan Moizer (left) attending the BAME Entrepreneurship Awards where University of Plymouth were one of the sponsors for this black tie event.
Dr Su Maddock at Ashburton Arts Centre argues that social enterprise businesses help scale the divide between the large city investment model favoured by government where investors rejuvenate an area (realestate becoming affordable for redevelopment schemes as an example) and tacking social deprivation in smaller towns, as reported in her Western Morning News article today. Perhaps now is time for government to recognise the value they provide to communities, whether urban or rural to get people working together?
Following on from surveys and interviews, focus groups have started to find out how young adults feel about getting involved with business as they are seeking work. A big thank you to Plymouth’s universal credit team at the large Job Centre Plus.
YouACE social enterprise businesses offer insights on new ways of growing plants indoors. Dave Carter provided a modelling insight into how plants have been used in the past and what is now due on November 8 at the University of Plymouth.
The YOUACE project team are holding focus groups in the University of Plymouth’s Fitzroy Building: 307 at 10am 24&25 October 2018. Young adults not in employment education or training are welcome to give their views including new ideas from social enterprise work in Plymouth. Refreshments available & some travel cost help from Erasmus plus UK-based research.
See you there…
Are you wondering how to kick start your career in Plymouth with endless possibilities? Send us your completed YouACE Consent Form and join us for a free session at 10am on 24/10/18 where others will add their views to our You Ace Focus Group. Contact David.Carter@plymouth.ac.uk for further details.
Big thank you to Edmond Davari for hosting the DBI Champions meeting in his Plymouth restaurant, Toot, the other week. Nice to get innovate business views across the Westcountry from Southwest Business Council, Plymouth City Council, PSEN, Dartington SSE, Plymouth Octopus, ODILS amongst others. Hope to catch-up in October.