Manchester Business School REAL Social Value project kicks off in Rochdale!

Rochdale Stronger Together (RST) has secured its second consecutive Alliance Manchester Business School MBA Not for Profit project which kicked off last Thursday, 5th September. Link to last year’s project. Powering this exciting and pioneering opportunity for the Borough is a highly experienced international MBA student team spanning from UK, Brunei, Japan, India, to Myanmar. … Continue reading Manchester Business School REAL Social Value project kicks off in Rochdale!

RBH Apprenticeships 2019

<<< CLICK here to apply for an RBH Apprenticeship !  >>> Rochdale Boroughwide Housing (RBH), one of Rochdale’s largest employers, is launching its annual apprenticeship recruitment campaign on Friday 24 May 2019. RBH has a strong history of recruiting trade apprentices and trainees across its business areas and, as an anchor member of Rochdale Stronger … Continue reading RBH Apprenticeships 2019

CO-OP PARTY CASE STUDY : Transforming Rochdale the co-operative way!

< CLICK HERE for original article on Co-operative Party website > In Rochdale, anchor institutions are coming together to build community wealth and grow their local co-operative economy. This case study explores how their initiative, Rochdale Stronger Together, is creating the jobs that people want, the services that they need, communities where people want to … Continue reading CO-OP PARTY CASE STUDY : Transforming Rochdale the co-operative way!

Hopwood Students Deliver for Rochdale!

Hopwood Hall Graphic Design Students have taken part in a competition to design the future look of Rochdale Stronger Together; the whole community initiative working to create a good local economy in Rochdale Borough. Launched in 2016, Rochdale Stronger Together established a formal leadership group last November with representation from Hopwood Hall, Rochdale Sixth Form … Continue reading Hopwood Students Deliver for Rochdale!

A Shout Out from America!

Community Wealth Building is a growing movement. Originally surfacing in the United States, it has more recently taken hold in UK – Rochdale Stronger Together being a key example! A key driver of this movement is the Democracy Collaborative, a US based research centre, founded in 2000.  The centre is dedicated to the pursuit of … Continue reading A Shout Out from America!

Rochdale Stronger Together: Leadership Group formally agreed…

Rochdale Stronger Together partners met on 26th November at Rochdale Infirmary.  The third meeting for 2018, was no exception in that it was packed with reports on progress made and decisions on how to continue building a good local economy across Rochdale Borough. Key highlights: Alliance Manchester Business School identifies opportunities for Rochdale based suppliers … Continue reading Rochdale Stronger Together: Leadership Group formally agreed…

RBH introduces new Social Value Strategy

As an anchor institution in Rochdale Borough, RBH believes it has a role to play in the functioning of the economy and tackling of social issues in its neighbourhoods.  This is even more important for RBH because it is a Community Benefit Society. This means its core purpose is to serve the broader interests of … Continue reading RBH introduces new Social Value Strategy

RBH Launch New Guide on Social Value for Prospective Suppliers

As a significant employer and purchaser, Rochdale Boroughwide Housing (RBH) recognises that it has a key role in helping to directly build the local economy across Rochdale Borough.  RBH wants to encourage local businesses, social and community enterprises to be able to collaboratively bid for contracts and work with it. To help make this happen, RBH has … Continue reading RBH Launch New Guide on Social Value for Prospective Suppliers

Hopwood Hall College invites businesses to Shape the Future of Skills in Rochdale

On 22nd November, Hopwood Hall College organised the Shape the Future of Skills in Rochdale event at their Middleton Campus.  Attended by the Andy Burnham, Greater Manchester Mayor, Liz McInnes & Tony Lloyd, the Borough’s MPs as well as a wide selection of local businesses and organisations, it covered recent research and initiatives to better … Continue reading Hopwood Hall College invites businesses to Shape the Future of Skills in Rochdale

PRESTON CITY: Most rapidly improving urban area in the UK – 2018

Preston City hit rock bottom in 2011 before deciding to adopt an anchor approach to community wealth building.  Seven years later it has been named top of the 2018 Good Growth for Cities index for being the most rapidly improving urban area in the UK to live and work. Unemployment in 2017 is down to … Continue reading PRESTON CITY: Most rapidly improving urban area in the UK – 2018