5 Disability Inclusion Tips for SMEs

By Donna | Apr 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Guest blog by Esi Hardy. For small businesses, making your business accessible and inclusive for disabled employees to succeed may seem daunting.  We see the corporates, with their unlimited budgets spend on Diversity & Inclusion strategies without batting an eyelid. However, it doesn’t have to be as hard and it’s not as costly as you […]

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Participant Story – Kirstine

By Donna | Apr 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

From a young age Kirstine had always loved jewels and gemstones, but it wasn’t until she undertook a jewellery-making course that she began to wonder if she might turn her passion into a business. At the time Kirstine was doing contract work as an organisational change manager but found this exhausting and stressful, and so […]

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KC’s Story

By Donna | Apr 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

KC enrolled in the Inspiring Enterprise programme during 2018 having been medically discharged from the Police Force after 13 years loyal service following an assault and injury sustained while on duty. After participating in a 2 ½ day Enterprise Essentials workshop KC went on to explore setting up his own Locksmith business. As well as […]

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Case Study –Anne-Marie Alonso

By Donna | Apr 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

During her recovery from a prolonged and complicated illness, which left Anna with only one kidney and PTSD, she lost her job as a Marketing and Business Development Manager for a London-based digital information service.  Anna used time and space to reflect on what she wanted to do. After deciding to set up My Pet’s […]

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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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