Ellie Ward

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The Review: Brand New Era

One year on Russell Brand's social enterprise café continues to symbolise the power of community action. But what's it like as a place to go for a drink and a bite to eat – is it any good?

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Miss Macaroon sets sights on national domination

The UK's leading social investment conference has announced that it is upping sticks this year, moving out of the capital to Birmingham. Ellie Ward catches up with one of the city's social entrepreneurs – Miss Macaroon herself, Rosie Ginday.

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Global social innovation round-up #37

To what extent are councils in the UK considering social value? Research from Social Enterprise UK reveals all. Elsewhere, a new survey analyses the social enterprise sector in the Netherlands and The Big Issue in Australia celebrates a big birthday.

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Social entrepreneurs all at sea

Over the bank holiday weekend the inaugural Social Enterprise Boatcamp took more than 400 social entrepreneurs, students and development practitioners from Rome to Barcelona to talk business. Pioneers Post was on board to report.