Spring into Action

Community Business News   •   8th May 2019

B-inspired, a neighbourhood based charity and community business in Braunstone, Leicester are hosting a Free Open Door Information Fair “Spring into Action”, to promote the possibilities and benefits of Community Businesses.  National organisation, Power to Change, are investing up to £1 million into Braunstone through B-inspired over the next five years through a programme called Empowering Places and the speakers and stall holders from business support organisations will tell you all about the opportunities for local people to give something back and do something amazing together!

B-inspired provide a range of services to support local people and this Free Information Fair will provide contacts and help by signposting and supporting individuals and groups to build on their ideas for what kinds of businesses the area could benefit from so that they can use their talents and skills to create successful, thriving enterprises that help shape and give back to the community.

If you are interested in hearing more, have ideas for community businesses, would like to find out about seed set-up grants or would like to support and work with those who are planning and setting up new community businesses, this event is definitely for you, whether you live in Braunstone, Leicester or Leicestershire

The vision is that in five years’ time Braunstone will boast a community business-led economy, where local people with support from others will have created their own solutions to tackle some of the most difficult issues faced by their community. They will feel strong and supported by a partnership that has developed and built local infra-structure.  B-inspired will be working with and for local people and our partnership will be inclusive and embrace everyone who wants to help Braunstone flourish, from community groups to private business.

A key outcome is, to have grown existing community businesses in Braunstone and created up to 5 new ones. Providing a self-supporting cluster of community businesses, offering a range of goods and services that local people can afford.

“We are very excited about this event, as we believe it offers a unique opportunity for people to find out about the world of community business, a movement that is growing and thriving across the country.  We hope people will come along ready to share ideas and learn about the support they need to spring into action”.                                                                                                               Angie Wright Chief Executive B-inspired 

“Communities come together and set up community businesses to address challenges they face together.  There are many types of community business, they can be shops, farms, pubs or call centres, among many other types of business. What they all have in common is that they are accountable to their community and that the profits they generate deliver positive local impact.”                                    Power to Change

The Information Fair will be held at The Brite Centre, Braunstone Avenue, Leicester, LE3 1LE on Thursday 16th May 2019 4.30pm – 7.30pm is open to residents from across Leicester and Leicestershire and is part of Community Business Weekend (Power to Change, the independent trust that supports community businesses in England, have been organising this since 2015 and it’s grown every year and helps celebrate the fantastic people making places better through community business.)

Join us for a cuppa and some food, meet and hear from some of the amazing people who will be getting involved and are looking for more pairs of hands to help to make positive changes to the things on offer in Braunstone.

Community business can help to tackle local problems and realise the potential and ambitions of local people.

For more information please call:   0116 223 2256   or   email: info@b-inspired.org.uk