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Episode 11: Hannah Bratton talks about Hand Made Smiles

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed In this week’s episode I talk to Hannah Bratton about Hand Made Smiles her project to try to ensure that all 2500 of the Royal Military Police receive a Christmas Card hand made by a child for Christmas 2014. Hannah is 11 now but started the

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Episode 10: Alana Hurd talks about My Million to One

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed In this week’s episode I talk to Alana Hurd about her My Million To One project raising money for a home for 8 orphaned children in Africa and why she decided to do things a bit differently and emphasise the positive. Alana is 32 and worked

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Episode 9: Alex Swallow talks about Young Charity Trustees

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed In this episode I talk to Alex Swallow about his involvement with not for profits and, in particular, how he came to found Young Charity Trustees. Alex Swallow is the Programme Director of the Charity Leaders’ Exchange and Assistant Editor for Good News Shared. He is

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Episode 8: Simon Weil talks about Trustees

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed In this episode for Trustees Week, I talk to Simon Weil, a partner in the Charities and Social Enterprise team at Bircham Dyson Bell, about his experience both of being a trustee and advising trustees over a period of more than 36 years. Simon specialises in

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Episode 7: Jonathan Brinsden talks about Social Enterprise

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed In this episode I ask Jonathan Brinsden, a partner in the Charities and Social Enterprise team at law firm, Bircham Dyson Bell, to talk about the topics we did not have time to cover in Episode 2 that is Social Enterprise, Social Investment and Community Interest

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Episode 6: Mark Leruste talks about Movember

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed In this episode I talk to Mark Leruste about his involvement with Movember. Mark Leruste is the Movember country manager for France & Spain and an award-winning social entrepreneur, men’s health activist and author of “It’s Not You, It’s Me” who wholeheartedly believes everyone should pursue

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Episode 5: Kate and Ben of Fabrily

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed In this episode I talk to Kate Shoaf and Ben Sandhu of Fabrily and hear about how Fabrily acts as a crowdfunding platform to help people raise money through the sale of T-shirts and similar items. This is what we cover: What Fabrily does and how

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Episode 4: Lilach Bullock talks about Social Media

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed In this episode, I talk to Lilach Bullock about how charities use social media – and discover that in many ways the principles are not that different to “for profit” businesses. Lilach, who is the co-founder of Communicastions Axis with Dan Purvis, is listed in Forbes

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Episode 3: Jo Tasker and Technopop

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed In this episode I speak to Jo Tasker, the founder and director of Technopop (www.technopop.co.uk), the social enterprise set up to engage children and young people with all things STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths). Its first event is Technopop London, a groundbreaking Science, Technology, Design and

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Episode 2: Jonathan Brinsden Introduction to Charities

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed In this episode I ask Jonathan Brinsden, partner in the Charities and Social Enterprise team at law firm, Bircham Dyson Bell, about some charity law basics: what are the requirements to be a charity in England and Wales, how are they regulated and what are the

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