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Highlights (yes, there were some) from 2020, big thank yous and plans for next year

December 22, 2020 by in category Client Work, Communications, Media Cubs, Passionate Pair, PR, Social Value, Talking About My Generation

As we close the YJ doors on 2020 and prepare for a break from helping amazing organisations tell their stories and news, we thought we’d share a few of our own.   We’ve never felt prouder of being a part of the social enterprise sector as we have done this year. As the pandemic forced organisations […]

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Is this the future of business? New data shows Greater Manchester social enterprises are on the rise to ‘build, back, better’

November 19, 2020 by in category Communications, Passionate Pair, PR, Social Value

From credit unions, support services, recycling and photography, social enterprises make-up almost 3,500 businesses in Greater Manchester. That accounts for 4% of all businesses across the region and they are on the rise – with more entrepreneurs becoming socially conscious and community focused. There have been more than 500 new social enterprise start-ups since November […]

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Special delivery for the PM from our Media Cubs mini reporters

July 23, 2020 by in category Communications, Media Cubs, Passionate Pair, PR

We could not be prouder of our Media Cubs mini reporters. It has been a rocky road for these Y6 pupils through the pandemic but school is now out for summer and it’s a wrap on their Media Cubs #RaiseYourHand campaign. Our mini reporters, led by Aisya, Sam and Jack, have conducted a successful campaign […]

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We need actions not just words to avoid ‘metropolitan elite’ media trap

July 23, 2020 by in category Communications, Media Cubs, Passionate Pair, PR, Talking About My Generation

This week, Culture Minister John Whittingdale warned the BBC about pandering to the “metropolitan elite” of Manchester, as part of discussions about the future of the licence fee. Whittingdale told the Commons he was concerned the BBC was not doing enough to reflect the lives of people who live in smaller towns and rural areas […]

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Yellow Jigsaw director announced as member of Greater Manchester Social Enterprise Group  

May 22, 2020 by in category Passionate Pair, Social Value

We are delighted to announce that our strategic director Grace Dyke has been selected as one of sixteen representatives of a new advisory group that will support the Mayor of Greater Manchester and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) leaders to include the social enterprise agenda in the delivery of the Greater Manchester Strategy and […]

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Yellow Jigsaw accepted on NatWest Accelerator Programme

March 5, 2020 by in category Client Work, Communications, Passionate Pair, PR, Social Value

Grace and Kirsty are delighted to be accepted on a business support programme that helps successful businesses to scale up. The NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator is a six-month programme for entrepreneurs with high growth businesses who are looking to increase investment or sales. The programme includes use of the Accelerator hub in Spinningfields, Manchester, one-to-one coaching support and tailored […]

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Yellow Jigsaw launches new website for Media Cubs and is set to grow with more clubs than ever in 2020

March 2, 2020 by in category Media Cubs, Passionate Pair

The Media Cubs team is set for an exciting year as a new website launches to support the growth of the programme. Media Cubs is a project of Yellow Jigsaw that was inspired by Yellow Jigsaw director Kirsty Day who, as a mum-of-two and journalist, failed to find clubs that celebrated the views, creativity and individuality of […]

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High five for Yellow Jigsaw as we celebrate our milestone birthday

September 23, 2019 by in category Communications, Events, Passionate Pair

We were delighted that friends, family, clients and colleagues joined us to celebrate our fifth birthday, which took place at The Foundry, Manchester on September 18. From clients who believed from us from the start of our journey and continue to do so – including Nichola Howard, director of Launch Events North West, Emma Smith […]

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Sporty youngsters become reporters when Media Cubs hit the road this summer

September 12, 2019 by in category Communications, Passionate Pair, PR, Social Value

*Check out our new Media Cubs site at www.mediacubs.co.uk    Dozens of sporty youngsters enjoyed a summer of fun – as well as learning new skills in communication, leadership, reading, and writing by turning them into reporters. Media Cubs went on the road in August to join the Manchester United Foundation in Partington, after being invited […]

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Yellow Jigsaw founders beat 400 to make final stages of national funding competition

June 6, 2019 by in category Passionate Pair

Kirsty and Grace are delighted to have made the final 19 of a national funding competition delivered by Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Entrepreneurs (DBACE) with their primary school literacy and media programme, Media Cubs. The project, currently piloted across Trafford thanks to funding secured by Trafford Housing Trust, transforms the classroom into the newsroom […]

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