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adrian ashton
Works at self-employed
Attended Anglia Ruskin University
Lives in Todmorden, UK
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after far too long - the first guest blog I've hosted!
Well dear reader - after far too long, here's the first guest blog I've ever hosted! If you'd like your name to appear here next, feel free to get in touch. But for now, it's over to Simon Lee of Hempsons Solicitors whom I f...
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am I an entrepreneur or a social entrepreneur? (and should it matter?)
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In some instances it's good to distinguish between the two.
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could this change the way that #socvalue   #socimpact  is reported by everyone?
It's that time of year again - the end of most groups' financial reporting period and the start of their thinking about collating all their records into the annual accounts for filing with various bodies. It's also the time o...
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great to have the opportunity to share how the history and legacy of #coops enterprises is impacting upon local communities today as part of the 'social history' segment in today's #BBC Heir Hunters programme
(skip forward to about 21:30 in the programme's run time!)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b05515gq/heir-hunters-series-9-9-lennonhartley 
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Got a new 'office paperweight' in the post today... 
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I can't think why anyone would want to do that. 
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for everyone who's just managed to #taxreturn in time before +HMRC's deadline ;-)
http://bit.ly/MpaXsP 
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very excited to be speaking at the first 5-day  #socent  festival in Greenwich in May - not only sharing some learning about legal structures and #governance  but also #socinv  and #socimpact  reporting.

Will also be using it as an opportunity to launch my latest #socvalue  report on myself too! (see http://bit.ly/1yolhrC

#SEfestival2015  
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Great initiative being shown by food #startup ventures at +dotforge​ pitch panel I was supporting today :-) #freelunch 
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Part of the way I offer my support to clients is as an associate of various other agencies and sector bodies, so very excited to the first chosen by one of them (Intentionality CIC) to be featured in their newsletter!

http://bit.ly/1ACEGoB 
Intentionality CIC Newsletter - Winter 2015. Welcome to the Winter Edition of our quarterly newsletter. We hope 2015 has got off to a good start for you! We've had a busy few weeks supporting UnLtd in their Big Venture Challenge and Fast Growth programmes, while Steve has been here, ...
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Very chuffed to be named as a 'Gold Star' in +Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce​'s latest magazine after winning an international award for my support to social enterprise :-)

(Wonder if they've noticed I've also just be named as one of the UK's top10 business advisors?)
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just been sent this fetching badge by +Enterprise Nation in recognition of my being named as one of the UK's top business advisers (in case you missed it I managed to make the top10 within it!)

 - now, where to put it...?
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Well done, Adrian :-) Here seems like a good place.
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advice & training to social enterprise, charities, and traditional businesses
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  • self-employed
    advice & training to social enterprise, charities, and traditional businesses, 2005 - present
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Todmorden, UK
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Cambridge, UK
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insight, development and encouragement
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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.

 
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  • Anglia Ruskin University
    Business, 1992 - 1997
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