A Social Enterprise where giving back is the best way to connect
Our Social Enterprise was started in March 2016 by me ‘Glenn Hoddy’ in Suffolk. After a couple of changes to my life I started to volunteer at a local care farm in Bury St Edmunds. It is an amazing place and makes a difference to the people that use it. One main issue it had was that a list of jobs / projects as long as your arm needed to be completed, which was something that the care farm workers were not able to achieve as it was too manual, and they did not have the volunteer man power to complete them. I had been around a few of the business networking groups and was tired of hearing the same things being spoken to the group. I was also amazed by the membership fees and some of the strict expectations from the groups of what you must bring and offer to the group…… From my experience at the farm and knowledge I decided it was time to set up an Alternative way to network with other businesses that could support local community projects. Creating an effective low-cost method for developing business connections, based on collaboration with businesses that can learn from each other in very natural & inspiring locations.
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"one thing that struck me as a really innovative idea was the way you got everyone talking about their business. Asking people questions about their business rather than the usual 60 second pitch really put a different slant on it. It made me think much more about what I was saying and also made it somehow feel more genuine. I really enjoyed the concept, certainly different and a more relaxed way to meet new people. It was great to feel that you were giving back, if only in a small way. To be a help to others, to make their lives just a little easier made a great start to the week. Very motivating , great people, great idea.".
Jane Gaynor - Auditel
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