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Participant Stories – Michael Hamblin

By Donna | Mar 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Michael Hamblin lives in Kingsclere between Basingstoke and Newbury. He used to work as a car mechanic and naturally has a love for cars. Due to the heavy physical work as a mechanic, unfortunately Michael developed knee problems and never really got back to normal. Finding it difficult to move he had to stay at […]

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8 lessons to help you develop your business confidence

By Donna | Mar 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Esi Hardy is the founder and Managing Director of Celebrating Disability who offer disability equality and inclusion training and consultancy for your business. She has was a participant of the Inspiring Enterprise Project. Here she gives her top lessons in developing business confidence: When developing my confidence as a new business owner, what I found […]

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Social Enterprise Explained

By Donna | Jan 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Action Hampshire is one of the delivery partners for the Inspiring Enterprise programme. their main focus is on supporting people to start up their own social enterprise. Here, business adviser Seb Mayfield explains what Social Enterprise is… “With the number of social enterprises increasing rapidly in the UK, the chances are that you will have heard […]

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The Biscuit Barrel are Comedy Gold

By Donna | Jan 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Biscuit Barrel sketch group were participants of the Inspiring Enterprise project and are going from strength to strength. The Biscuit Barrel is an outrageously hyperactive sketch group, who clocked in fifty-eight sketches in the space of an hour at last year’s Fringe; the highest sketch-rate at the festival no less! Best described as ‘the […]

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A word from Emily….

By Donna | Jan 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

  Emily Whittingham is a visual artist who is a resident at The Sorting Office, designer/maker studio in Eastleigh. Here she talks about how Inspiring Enterprise helped her….   “I’ve always loved making art but it was only really in the last year or so that I finally decided to go for it as a […]

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Project Highlights @ Team Development Day

By Henriette Reinders | Dec 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

At our recent Inspiring Enterprise Development Day we asked the teams what their highlights of the project were and here are some of the comments: “Being told by participants what difference we have made to their lives for the better” “The joy on someone’s face when they sold their first items” “My client bursting into […]

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Start-Up boost for unemployed

By Henriette Reinders | Nov 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

The WSX Enterprise-led Inspiring Enterprise programme has attracted additional backing to carry on its life-changing support to unemployed people. The contract was expected to finish in December but due to its high level of success and continuing stream of enquiries, funders have agreed to carry on supporting the project. To date Inspiring Enterprise has helped […]

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This time next year Rodney…

By Henriette Reinders | Nov 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

This is how Andy Pringle started his inspiring and motivating talk about starting a business to a group of start ups in Basingstoke. He spoke at the November networking session of Inspiring Enterprise, a project helping unemployed people become self-employed or start their own business. Andy is an experienced advisor and mentor when it comes […]

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Social Kitchen: EdAble

By Henriette Reinders | Oct 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

I am waiting in the queue at Costa’s looking at all the sugar laden cakes and tarts. Do people still eat those these days? The sugar tax, the increase in vegan and vegetarian food, obesity…you would have thought that a more healthy option would do well. Now I am not a buyer for the coffee […]

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Successful participant: Shamala Moodley

By Henriette Reinders | Oct 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

I suddenly realise I am really hungry when I walk into Shamala’s kitchen. She is cooking several dishes for our lunch today to show off her skills and discuss her options going forward. Shamala is a highly skilled senior teacher who due to ill health had to leave the teaching profession.  But she and her […]

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