CAREERS STRATEGY: The World of Work is coming to you!

A read through Rochdale Borough’s February 2019 labour statistics shows a Rochdale Borough resident is more likely to be unemployed, more likely to be less paid and more likely to have fewer skills than the regional average for the North West of England. And when compared with the national averages, the picture is even worse. … Continue reading CAREERS STRATEGY: The World of Work is coming to you!

FINAL REPORT: Understanding Rochdale Borough’s Local Economy

Last October a team of MBA students from Alliance Manchester Business School joined forces with Rochdale Stronger Together to help build a better understanding of Rochdale Borough's local economy. Over ten weeks, the five international MBA students with diverse professional experience delivered 400 hours of project work to develop and pilot a method to understand … Continue reading FINAL REPORT: Understanding Rochdale Borough’s Local Economy

2019 SET TO BE ANOTHER MOMENTOUS YEAR FOR RST

2018 has been a momentous year for Rochdale Stronger Together.   The initiative is an ambitious approach to transform Rochdale Borough and is bringing residents, communities, local institutions and businesses together to forge a good local economy and create community wealth.  The goal is to create jobs that people want, communities where people want to live … Continue reading 2019 SET TO BE ANOTHER MOMENTOUS YEAR FOR RST

Meet the Buyer – Rochdale – 22nd November

Public service providers can help grow their local economies by procuring goods and services from local suppliers. Many local suppliers however find this difficult due to the complexity of tender processes. This “Meet the Buyer” event in Rochdale Town Hall on 22nd November is an opportunity for local suppliers to come and find out what … Continue reading Meet the Buyer – Rochdale – 22nd November

Rochdale Jobs : Rochdale People

Last Tuesday, directors and managers from Rochdale’s Anchor institutions gathered at RBH’s Drake Street Offices to hold a workshop: “Rochdale Jobs: Rochdale People”.  Health, leisure, education, local government and housing Anchors were all present. As the title suggests, the aim of the workshop was to explore what actions Borough Anchors could take to increase opportunities … Continue reading Rochdale Jobs : Rochdale People

Spending FOR Rochdale People WITH Rochdale People

On 5th July at RBH’s Drake Street offices, Rochdale Stronger Together (RST) held a workshop call “Spending FOR Rochdale People WITH Rochdale People”. The workshop, facilitated by STAR Procurement (RST Partner and shared procurement service for Stockport, Trafford and Rochdale local authorities) was attended by directors and senior managers from the leading health, leisure, housing … Continue reading Spending FOR Rochdale People WITH Rochdale People

Rochdale’s Anchors Working Together for a Good Local Economy

Leaders from Rochdale’s Anchor institution met on 6th March this year at the Unique Enterprise Mill.  Health, leisure, education, housing as well as fire and rescue were represented. Anchors had previously met five months earlier and so there was plenty to catch up on what good work Anchors had been doing to create “a good … Continue reading Rochdale’s Anchors Working Together for a Good Local Economy

Desperate to GROW your SOCIAL ENTERPRISE? GM SOCIAL INVESTMENT FUND coming to ROCHDALE

23RD JANUARY 2018 – GREATER MANCHESTER SOCIAL INVESTMENT FUND coming to ROCHALE! Do you have a great idea for a business with social impact? Is your organisation already delivering social impact and you want to grow what you’re doing or expand in a new direction? GM Social Investment has opportunities for affordable and accessible loan finance … Continue reading Desperate to GROW your SOCIAL ENTERPRISE? GM SOCIAL INVESTMENT FUND coming to ROCHDALE

Local contractors invited to RBH Open Day

Rochdale Boroughwide Housing is committed to supporting the local economy. As much as they can, RBH looks to place work with local suppliers, hire local people and support local employment and training initiatives. RBH is actively looking for new contractors to work with. It works with businesses of all sizes – from ‘one man and a … Continue reading Local contractors invited to RBH Open Day

6 Steps to Build Community Wealth

“6 Steps to Build Community Wealth” is a UK Co-operative Party report by Anna Birley, hot of the press – published July 17! It’s not strictly speaking a report; more a practical guide for councillors, local authorities, public-sector institutions and those working in regional economic development. In six simple steps it sets out an Anchor … Continue reading 6 Steps to Build Community Wealth