How to Make the World Better with Beer and Chocolate

How four fantastic social enterprises create positive economic, environmental and social impacts.

Knife for Life with Chef Karim Maoui – New Podcast Interview

Karim Maoui is a highly-acclaimed chef and founder of Knife Life, a community project formed to address what’s been described as a rampant epidemic of knife crime. Knife Life aims to inform young people about the positive uses of a knife as a kitchen tool rather than as a weapon, giving them valuable experience, opportunities, and more choices in life.

Podcast: independent café owner’s footfall tips plus social enterprise success

Here’s a brand new podcast of the Business Live radio show with guests Lindsay Lonchar and Claire Dove.

This episode includes powerful advice about succeeding in independent retail from Lindsay AND about winning contracts and thriving as a social enterprise from Claire.

Driving art to Monaco, growing a Thai social enterprise and festival time

Friday’s Business Live radio presenter had a voice an octave lower than mine. I’ve not been banned from the airwaves for swearing or shock-jockery. A fever and virus has proven hard to shake off, and my voice is a deep croak. But as usual the guests are the stars of the show, and once again […]

Chris Wright, CEO, Catch22 – delivering public services through social enterprise

A call for a relationship-based approach to the outsourcing of public services; Catch22’s own pivot from dependency on grants and ‘soft’ contracts to earning the majority of its income from ‘hard’ contracts; and Chris’ leadership journey.

Kickov’s Al Daw and Lucy Findlay, Social Enterprise Mark – new radio show

This week’s radio show features live studio guest Al Daw and an interview with Lucy Findlay, founder and MD of Social Enterprise Mark CIC. Al discusses his unique immersive Soviet soccer experience, Kickov. Celebrating all nations in one city, the Kickov festival at Abbeydale Picture House starts on 14 June with a World Cup opening […]

Jodie Marshall, A Mind Apart Theatre Company – interview

The founder and MD of a business which uses performing arts to “challenge, inspire, encourage and change lives,” discusses lessons learned, challenges faced, and biggest achievements in their 10 years of trading.

Interviews: Kisha Bradley, Bright Box and #girlswithdrills and Darren Chouings

Interviews with Kisha Bradley, engineer, STEAM-inist, founder of Bright Box Makerspace and #girlswithdrills collaborator; and Darren Chouings, voluntary chair of the Sheffield Social Enterprise Network.

Interview with Webmart’s Marxist Capitalist CEO Simon Biltcliffe

Interview with Simon Biltcliffe, CEO and founder of Webmart and “Marxist-Capitalist” on using business to create and share value. Plus photographer Vincent Tremeau in this latest radio show podcast.

New radio show: Jane Weston, Mo Ali, Nick Temple

Radio show covering workforce development, international aid, procurement, social enterprise trends, bidding for contacts and more – with guests Jane Weston, Mo Ali (Aid Works) and Nick Temple (SEUK).