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adrian ashton
Works at self-employed
Attended Anglia Ruskin University
Lives in Todmorden, UK
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the impact of the floods that no-one talks about, but which are more devastating than the initial waters...
We're fast approaching 2 months since Todmorden and the rest of the Calder Valley got hard hit by the floods that washed out last year's Christmas. It's a good time to pause and reflect on not just how far we've come in o...
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Great to have been part of #MicroBizMattersDay last week, sharing stories of how business in #todmorden and the #caldervalley have been affected by flooding, and how #microbiz are supporting the recovery of each others' livelihoods;
The day was recorded to watch again, (although sadly the recording starts with the hosts saying goodbye to me as they weren't able to capture the day from the very start... but there's still lots of good stuff nontheless!) 
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#YouRock  Adrian - thanks for your awesome support #PowerOfPlenty  :-) 
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Could these be the ultimate Christmas #venndiagram?

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many of my #selfemployed  and #freelance  peers set themselves up as limited companies, but after 10 years, I'm still keeping things as a sole trader (even though it may be riskier and cost me more...)
Many freelancers and the self-employed are also limited companies – while this isn’t a pre-requisite for anyone wanting to go into business for themselves, many see it as an attractive option for all sorts of reasons includin...
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Great start to the day with the inaugural #todmorden #localbiz #breakfast #networking event 
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I was asked to help a group of social entrepreneurs reflect on what they'd gotten out of being part of a 12 month growth programme - what could possibly go wrong...? 
I had the pleasure this afternoon of spending time with the soon-to-be-graduating cohort of the School for Social Entrepreneurs North West's #scaleup programme - over the last year, this group of social entrepreneurs and soci...
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recovering from flooding isn't just a case of 'mopping out' - it can be months before homes and livelihoods are able to be restored...
Along with thousands of others across the North of England at Christmas last year, my home was 'washed out' by the worst floods on record - and I suspect that a significant proportion of my fellow flood victims will, like me,...
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Like so many other people who are self-employed, freelancers, and micro business across the North of England, I and my family in Todmorden have suffered flooding after the worst rainfall and storms on record.

While others are reinstating and making safe road, rail, and utilities, I and countless others like me, now begin striving to restore our homes and livelihoods over the coming months...

Hopes, prayers, and thoughts with us all...
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all the best, must be very challenging :(
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christmas cards are a chance to give to charity AND strengthen relationships with clients and partners AND cultivate an attitude of gratefulness - so why don't more people do it?
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which is more important to an #entrepreneur  or #startup? 
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is the new Big Potential support programme for #socent  revealing a sector more widely polarised than is believed?
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advice & training to social enterprise, charities, and traditional businesses
Employment
  • self-employed
    advice & training to social enterprise, charities, and traditional businesses, 2005 - present
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Todmorden, UK
Previously
Cambridge, UK
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insight, development and encouragement
Introduction

After  reading  business  in  Cambridge,  I  worked  with  one  of  the  top 100  PR  consultancies  in  the  UK  before  taking  on  various management  roles  within  a  wide  variety  of  social  enterprises, community  organisations and more ‘traditional’ enterprise support bodies.

These  experiences  enabled  me  to  ‘turn around’  an  ailing  specialist social  enterprise  support  agency  into  a  nationally  recognised  body and  gained  me  recognition  as  an  authority  on  social  enterprises  from  local,  regional  and  national  organisations including the DTI and Bank of England. 

 

I  have  used  this position,  along  with  my  knowledge  of  the  changing  environment  and  policy  context  in  which  social  enterprises  operate,  to  deliver support  to  local  groups  and  national  projects  to  high  acclaim. This appreciation has been not only from the direct individuals and communities my work has impacted upon, but others, including support agencies and international governments. It has also led to my being invited to be an occasional writer for national and regional publications.

 
Education
  • Anglia Ruskin University
    Business, 1992 - 1997
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