FINAL REPORT: A Shared Social Value Vision for Rochdale Borough

Why do we need a Share Social Value Vision? In this report an Alliance Manchester Business School MBA team uncover that 75% of the Rochdale Borough public service institutions interviewed by them had no specific social value priorities. Institutions included covered: housing, education, leisure and health as well as the local authority. The report also shows that 80% of the suppliers of public institutions interviewed wanted more training and guidance in order to properly understand social value

MBA Students Develop a Cooperative Model for Delivering Social Value in Rochdale through Procurement

For the second year running a team of MBA students from Alliance Manchester Business School have joined forces with Rochdale Stronger Together to deliver a not-for-profit consultancy project. The aim is to help the Borough to forge a good local economy and spread community wealth. This time the students, who have a diverse professional experience … Continue reading MBA Students Develop a Cooperative Model for Delivering Social Value in Rochdale through Procurement

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!

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!

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

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