Colin Crooks – new event confirmed, Leeds 30th November

IPPR Leeds Friday 30th November Colin Crooks, author of How to Make a Million Jobs, will be speaking at IPPR in Leeds on Friday 30th November. Colin will be discussing what can be done about the rise of long-term unemployment and some of the solutions outlined in his book, How to Make a Million Jobs. The talk is free to attend. More details soon.

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New talk – SocBiz Pship, Leeds

SocBiz Pship Leeds Thursday 29th November Colin Crooks will be in Leeds on 29th November to talk about the rise of the long-term unemployed, his new social enterprise, Tree Shepherd, and his book, How to Make a Million Jobs. Attendance is free to all, and the talk will take place at Leeds Town Hall.

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New Tree Shepherd event – Selby Trust, Haringey

Selby Trust Haringey Tuesday 27th November A new event on the How to Make a Million Jobs tour has been confirmed! The book’s author, Colin Crooks, will be speaking at Selby Trust, Haringey on Tuesday 27th November. This is a chance to hear about some of Colin’s experiences as a serial social entrepreneur, and some of the solutions he proposes to deal with the problem of persistent unemployment. The talk is free to attend. All welcome. More details to come.

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Colin to speak at Brent Library, 26th November

Town Hall Library, Wembley Monday 26th November Colin Crooks will be at Town Hall Library, Wembley, on Monday 26th November to talk about Tree Shepherd, his book How to Make a Million Jobs, and what can be done about persistent unemployment in Brent. Attendance is free to all. For details of how to get there, click here.

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New speaking event – London Learning Consortium

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, Tree Shepherd. Free to attend, all welcome, more details to come.

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20 years work condensed into 232 seconds

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 3 mins and 52 seconds!  The video that they’ve created, in what must have been very challenging light and sound conditions, is superb. Check out their work and my ruminations on http://bit.ly/QFYiyU for a very useful video with simple but very effective graphics. But of course if you want to […]

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Guardian competition for best job creator

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 the most deprived areas).  As I sat down to write my book, my experience told me that social enterprises are far more likely to set up in such areas and that they seemed to employ more people that similar sized SMEs.  It was gratifying to find that SE UKs independent […]

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Thinking positively about solving the unemployment crisis

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

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 your chance to hear him speak candidly about his experiences setting up and running social enterprises, and what he thinks can be done about the problem of long-term unemployment. The talk is free to attend and open to all, and will take place at Beaconsfield House, Andover Road, Winchester SO22 […]

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New event – Bloomsbury & King’s Cross Labour Party

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 interested in how social enterprise can help to address the issue of long-term unemployment, this talk is a must! The talk starts at 7:30pm and is being held at Camden Town Hall. Free to attend, all welcome.

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