Thursday, 28 March 2013


A quiet week by my standards, but with a theme about promoting enterprise.

First of all our social enterprise is moving forward – at last the bank account has been opened - with The Co-operative Bank. It’s taken a while as they have done due diligence as the social enterprise is sourcing goods overseas, but this is now done. The office will be based on the first floor of the Royal British Legion Industries premises in Leatherhead. The next step is to recruit the staff to set up the office and systems, and then get going. Met with a member organisation this morning who has suggested another high tech product that could be marketed.

Our next (free) workshop for young people about HOW To get into self-employment/social enterprise runs on 11 April and was of considerable interest to the Surrey Connects; Knowledge Economy working group – chaired by the Principal of NESCOT (FE college).

The development of our new website is going well – the designers are a bright young  firm in Guildford called Creativitea about which more later. Meanwhile, we launch the next issue of Surrey Youth News with our new brand with which we go live next week. The point is that the crossed keys in our current logo are really only understood by our Chairman and few others – relates back to “old Surrey” before London Boroughs. So we have strived for a more contemporary look and emphasising our role in “Improving the lives of young people by supporting our members” by championing, Inspiring and empowering.

Easter beckons, so have a great long week-end, whatever the weather!


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