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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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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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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 help boost PR skills thanks to a partnership with HSHVCA

September 9, 2019 by in category Communications, PR, Social Value

We were delighted to partner with the HSHVCA, who deliver organisational support to St Helens and Halton-based charities and not for profit groups, to deliver two communications workshops to help good causes tell their stories. Halton and St Helens Voluntary and Community Action hosted Grace to deliver the half day workshops, inviting both their members […]

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Yellow Jigsaw starts 2019 with triple contract win

January 21, 2019 by in category Client Work, PR, Social Value

New Year has started with a bang here at Yellow Jigsaw HQ! We are so excited to have secured three contracts at the start of 2019 that will see us use our PR and media talents to upskill a range of people – from aged 8 to 80 – across Greater Manchester. The three projects will see us delivering workshops, […]

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Yellow Jigsaw team nominated for Spirit of Manchester award

July 10, 2016 by in category Big Heart News Curation, I'm Not John, Passionate Pair, Social Value

The Yellow Jigsaw team is delighted to announce that we have been nominated for a Spirit of Manchester award for our successful women in business campaign. The awards, which are organised by Manchester Community Central (MCC), celebrates and highlights all the excellent work being carried out in Manchester’s voluntary and community sector. Yellow Jigsaw attended last [...]

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Yellow Jigsaw director is crowned a Northern Power Woman

March 17, 2016 by in category I'm Not John, Social Value

Yellow Jigsaw director Grace Dyke has been crowned as ‘One to Watch’ in the first Northern Power Women (NPW) awards. More than 400 people enjoyed the awards at Manchester Hilton Hotel on March 3, which saw 51 people shortlisted in nine categories that had been selected from 700 nominations. NPW awards, hosted by BBC Newsround [...]

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Why we’re putting our hands in our pockets for #InvestInWomen

March 15, 2016 by in category Big Heart News Curation, Passionate Pair, Social Value

The Yellow Jigsaw team have been beneficiaries of Women Supporting Social Entrepreneurs (WSSE) and now we’re giving back to enable Greater Manchester women to pursue their social enterprise ambitions. On International Women’s Day last week, the Women Supporting Social Entrepreneurs network launched their second Crowdfunding #InvestInWomen campaign, which will provide financial assistance and mentoring to […]

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How a social enterprise is taking on the likes of Starbucks

February 6, 2016 by in category Big Heart Top Tips, Social Value

As a Community Interest Company, the Yellow Jigsaw team are always keen to shine the spotlight on success stories that prove you can achieve commercial aims while having a ‘purpose before profit’ model. That’s why we visited Home, the Community Café creating a stir in Didsbury by turning the mainstream café culture on its head. [...]

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