Purpose, growth and impact: How to lock in your impact

Purpose, growth and impact: How to lock in your impact

Purpose, growth and impact: How to lock in your impact UnLtd has been testing the value of mission locks for social ventures looking to rapidly expand. Here we share some of the insights from working with our Big Venture Challenge Award Winners. Our accelerator programme Big Venture Challenge (BVC) is coming to an end. Over

From Innovation to Impact: Four years of the Big Venture Challenge

From Innovation to Impact: Four years of the Big Venture Challenge

UnLtd’s accelerator programme, Big Venture Challenge, supported 120 social ventures over 4 years. Find out the incredible impact these ventures are creating

Mind the Gap: How the social investment market is failing to support early stage ventures

Mind the Gap: How the social investment market is failing to support early stage ventures

Mind the Gap! How the social investment market is failing to support early stage ventures Our flagship accelerator programme Big Venture Challenge (BVC) is coming to an end. This week we published two research papers based on our work:    Mind the Gap: Solving the challenges of accessing capital for early stage social ventures   Purpose, Growth,

Goodwill Solutions named as one of the fastest growing businesses in Europe

Goodwill Solutions named as one of the fastest growing businesses in Europe

Goodwill Solutions named as one of the fastest growing businesses in Europe Goodwill Solutions CIC (Community Interest Company) is a warehousing and logistics company backed by UnLtd that supports disadvantaged groups towards employment. It is also one of Europe’s fastest growing businesses according to the FT1000 list. Founded by Mike Britton and Graham Tomkins in

Education Exchange – bringing together innovators, social entrepreneurs and teachers

Education Exchange – bringing together innovators, social entrepreneurs and teachers

Education Exchange – bringing together innovators, social entrepreneurs and teachers What happens when a community of innovators, social entrepreneurs and teachers get together to innovate to improve education? UnLtd is determined to find out, so we partnered with the Young Foundation to hold the Education Exchange. We began proceedings with two incredible demos from social

Social ventures must compete with corporate recruitment drives

Social ventures must compete with corporate recruitment drives

Social ventures must compete with corporate recruitment drives Finding and recruiting high quality staff is something that social ventures can struggle with. But this was not the case for UnLtd award winner John Bishop, founder of Evolve – a social enterprise with 100 staff members and growing ‘Saying “That doesn’t work for me because I’m

Oomph! keeping care home residents active and improving wellbeing

Oomph! keeping care home residents active and improving wellbeing

Oomph! keeping care home residents active and improving wellbeing Oomph! aims to improve the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of older adults through a range of specially developed exercise classes. ‘Oomph! exists to improve the quality of life of older people across the UK’ according to founder and CEO Ben Allen. Founded in 2011, Oomph!’s

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