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New speaking event – London Learning Consortium
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London Learning Consortium London 26th November Author of How to Make a Million Jobs, Colin Crooks, will be appearing at London Learning Consortium on Monday 26th November. Colin will be speaking about the plight of the long-term unemployed and the social enterprise he is setting up to tackle the issue,...
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20 years work condensed into 232 seconds
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20 years work condensed into 232 seconds! Thank you to the fabulously creative people at Social Enterprise LiveWire especially Matt Black and Seb Hartzell.  With their help (and some red wine) I've managed to sum up 20 years of work and 200 pages of hard wrought research and writing into...
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Guardian competition for best job creator
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Guardian competition for best job creator I believe that many areas of the UK suffer from endemic unemployment that remains virtually untouched by whatever happens in the economy.  Such areas are really challenging to operate in and most SMEs prefer to invest elsewhere (only 13% of them start up in...
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Thinking positively about solving the unemployment crisis
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Thinking positively about solving the unemployment crisis Please read my latest blog on the Guardian Social enterprise network.  The crisis of unemployment is not improving.  Millions are languishing in worklessness but we can do something about it if we have the will. http://socialenterprise.guardian.co.uk/en/articles/social-enterprise-network/2012/oct/12/thinking-positively-solving-unemployemnt-crisis?CMP=  
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Colin Crooks to speak at Hampshire School for Social Entrepreneurs
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Hampshire School for Social Entrepreneurs Winchester Thursday 15th November Author of How to Make a Million Jobs, Colin Crooks, is to speak at Hampshire School for Social Entrepreneurs on Thursday 15th November. Colin has spoken as an expert witness speaker many times at School for Social Entrepreneurs, and this is...
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New event – Bloomsbury & King’s Cross Labour Party
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Bloomsbury and King's Cross Labour Party Camden Town Hall Tuesday 13th November, 7:30pm Colin Crooks will be speaking as a guest of the Bloomsbury and King's Cross Labour Party on 13th November in a newly confirmed talk on his How to Make a Million Jobs book tour. For all those...
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Are ever larger contracts really the answer?
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Colin offering advice on social enterprise I think the best way to create jobs, reduce costs and improve service levels is to set contracts on a more local basis.  Please see my recent blog "Are ever larger contracts really the answer?" on the New Start website bemoaning the way that...
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Colin Crooks to speak at Common Purpose, 31st October
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Common Purpose Shoreditch London 31st October Author of How to Make a Million Jobs, Colin Crooks, will be appearing at an event organised by Common Purpose in Shoreditch, London on Wednesday 31st October. Colin will be speaking about the problem of persistent worklessness and about the new social enterprise he...
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Colin confirmed to speak at Liberal Democrat Conference
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Liberal Democrats Party Conference 2012 Brighton 25th October 2012 Colin Crooks has confirmed that he will be speaking at a special session looking at the issue of persistent unemployment as part of the 2012 Liberal Democrats Party Conference. Colin Crooks is author of How to Make a Million Jobs and...
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New event – Lewisham Labour Party
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Lewisham Labour Party Lewisham 25th October Colin Crooks will be speaking as a guest of Lewisham Labour Party on Thursday 25th October in a newly confirmed talk on his How to Make a Million Jobs book tour. For all those interested in how social enterprise can help to address the...
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