The overriding culture in public services is "to avoid failure at all costs rather than chasing the next big idea". Andrew Laird argues this must change and looks to the likes of Dyson and the traditional design and manufacturing sector for inspiration.
Payment by results sounds straightforward, right? But if you get involved in one of these contracts you need to ditch traditional costing and pricing models for a new way of looking at things, warns consultant Nicolas Ponset.
As part of our new investment readiness series in partnership with the Social Investment Business and Big Potential, we present the story of Chime – the trailblazing NHS spin out with its sights set on nationwide expansion.
With weeks to go until the UK general election, Nicky Stevenson and Helen Fitzhugh were at the Houses of Parliament to launch their new book exploring definition debates, political narratives – and the future of social enterprise.
Founder of Power2Inspire and chairman of Provide CIC John Willis talks to Pioneers Post about the challenges facing the UK healthcare sector over the next 12 months and about the importance of start-up incubation for UK social enterprises.