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adrian ashton
Works at self-employed
Attended Anglia Ruskin University
Lives in Todmorden, UK
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The 'business muddle canvas' - brilliant! ;-)
http://bit.ly/1oB9yk2  #bizplan #startup
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the disconnect between how #startup #entrepreneur think they should behave and how they see themselves... http://bit.ly/1sjtklJ
Everyday Examples of Entrepreneurship Needed Reveals latest RBS Enterprise Tracker Survey
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wow - seminar on the why and how of measuring #socimpact I'm speaking at tommorrow is sold out! http://bit.ly/1ssC0X9 
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Happy international #coops day everyone! :-)
+Co-operatives UK

Voluntary and open membership;
Democratic member control;
Member economic participation;
Autonomy and independence;
Education, training, information;
Cooperation between coops;
Concern for community.

Selfhelp; selfresponsibility; democracy; equality; equity; solidarity.

Honesty; openness; social responsibility; caring for others.
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why plans to grow social enterprise can be fraught with danger if we're not brave enough to ask the tough and hard questions...
Most people tend to agree that social enterprise is generally a good thing because of all the positive impacts it can/does create, and that it would be great if that impact could be multiplied. Traditionally, the way social e...
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always encouraging when people share your blog with their audiences :-) 

#socimpact   #sroi   #socialaccounting   #aaimpact14  
https://twitter.com/renae_mann/status/481429331466813440
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Great declaration/manifesto of local #indiebiz from #todmorden - surely deserves a share?
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The dangers/limits of using #crowdfunding for all new products and services... ;-)
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So - a client of mine was in London recently when they saw this, and sent me a pic of it saying that it reminded them of me... should I be worried?
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Great to see extent of trength/resilience of co-operative enterprise model in latest +Co-operatives UK economic update report!
#coops #coops14 
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Another great example of why #coops rock! Well done +The Phone Co-op :-)
#coops14 #fairtax #livingwage #bicycle 
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Work
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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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Currently
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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