Category: Partnerships

Three ways economic development can help business today

  What are the three ways economic development can help business today? Collecting the bins and planning are statutory functions at most local authorities in England, economic development  (ED) function is not a statutory function.  So it is right that we ask what is the value of economic development and what contribution does it make…
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A1M Growth Area

A1M Growth Area Meeting It seems like things are happening along the A1M Growth Area.  Here is a report from the A1M Growth Area Forum meeting for businesses. [View the story “A1(M) Forum: how can we plan for future growth?” on Storify]

Could young people run your local hospital?

  Well we will soon find out because that is just what is going to happen on the 20th November! Red Potato are working with local schools and the NHS to enable young people to give their perspective on how they would like to be treated by the NHS.  On Friday November 20th (#Takeover Day)…
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Welwyn Hatfield

Welwyn Hatfield Alliance

The Welwyn Hatfield Alliance (LSP) is based in Hertfordshire, England.  Members of the Alliance include key public sector organisations, businesses, community groups and voluntary groups who have a shared vision: to improve the quality of life for all in Welwyn Hatfield. Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council has a key role in economic development and supporting the Welwyn Hatfield Alliance. …
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HAD

Herts Action on Disability (HAD)

 HAD is a charity which helps older and disabled people to lead an independent life. HAD Occupational Therapists work closely with clients to diagnose mobility issues. Disabled and older people can attend the HAD Chair Clinic to assess their mobility.HAD wanted to promote the Chair Clinic to a wider audience and chose Red Potato to…
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What does the business value? The 3 reasons why clear values are essential for business profitability

Jay Wheeler, Red Potato.   www.red-potato.com Why would an independent business owner want to take the time-consuming, uncomfortable journey of developing, interpreting and running a business in accordance with clear values? Because ultimately it effects the bottom line.  This article shows why, when it comes to business values, the journey is as important as the…
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Promoting apprenticeships to SMEs: Training providers need to wake up and smell the roses

The florist said “they never send me anyone who can work out the cost of half a dozen flower stems to make a bouquet and be trusted to write a greetings card without making a spelling mistake”. Everyone nodded their heads in agreement and the discussion moved on. We were talking about apprenticeships at one…
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Welwyn Hatfield Alliance Annual Conference 22nd November “Strengthening Partnerships”

Strengthening Parternships, preparing for change Annual Conference at the Focolare Centre, Welwyn Garden City 22nd November Full Programme details below 09.15 Registration and refreshments 09.30 Welcome 09.35 Speed dating! 09.45 Welfare Reform & Universal Credit briefing: Gary Vaux Head of Money Advice Unit Herts County Council 10.25 Round table responses Map key issues and themes…
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How Local Strategic Partnerships can help stimulate (very) local economic change

Much of the economic debate is about the role of Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPS).  LEPs have the critical mass and potential access to resources to drive change and attract major investment to an area.  So what role if any do the Local Strategic Partnerships (LSP) have?  At a time of pressure on public sector finances, some local authorities…
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So how’s the business going?

If you are a new business owner how do you answer this question?   Most people who ask the question “How is business going for you?”  are genuinely interested in what you’re doing and want to see you do well.   There maybe a couple of people who are looking to you to fail so that they can say “I…
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