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

Book your ticket for the Greater Manchester Social Enterprise Summit – Thursday 15th November

Greater Manchester Social Enterprise Summit: Working Together to do Business For Good - Social Enterprise Day: Thursday 15th November 2018, 10.00 – 16.00 - St Peter’s House, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9GH - The event is free for delegates to attend, including lunch, due to the generosity of sponsors. Greater Manchester is the home of the co-operative … Continue reading Book your ticket for the Greater Manchester Social Enterprise Summit – Thursday 15th November

Business students aim to build understanding of the Rochdale economy

A team of MBA students from Alliance Manchester Business School have joined forces with RBH to help build a better understanding of Rochdale’s local economy, as part of the Rochdale Stronger Together project. The students, who have a diverse professional experience and cultural background, are working with RBH as part of their ten week “not … Continue reading Business students aim to build understanding of the Rochdale economy

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