My oh my, what a box of goodies!
Our friends at Storybox NI are excited to share that the 'Kids box' is now live & available to order!
Featuring three fantastic social enterprise, all of whom were supported via Work West : )
Best brownies in the world recipe kit - Refuge Chocolate
Grow your own herb garden - Science Starz
Little WayMaker adjustable apron - WayMaker Child Therapy
A fun activity/gift idea with 100% social value behind it! This box has been brought together to encourage little ones to get creative through baking some yummy brownies or by putting together their very own herb garden which they can see grow and eventually be used in some of their parent or guardian’s cooking. These kits are accompanied with a Little Waymaker adjustable apron to help keep clothes nice and clean through those hands on activities!
A fun and worthwhile pastime sorted for some of those rainy days during summer!
All goods within this box have been sourced from social enterprises based in Northern Ireland.
Find out more: bit.ly/3rTMIrp
Having worked to support new start social enterprise in the Ards & North Down area for over 20 years the Work West team are excited to continue our partnership with Ards & North Down Borough Council to deliver the ANDSEP programme 2021-23.
Fully funded by Ards & North Down Borough Council the programme offers a flexible programme of mentoring support to social enterprises in the borough complemented by a series of group workshops.
So, if you are and existing social enterprise but need some support to develop or if you have an idea for a new social enterprise, the ANDSEP Programme is here to help.
Contact email@example.com to find out more.
We are delighted to see our colleague Stephen McGarry be recognised on the 2020 SEUK Roll of Honour at the Social Enterprise Futures event.
Stephen has been an integral part of the Work West team since 2002 supporting new start and growing social enterprise with great skill, expert knowledge and understanding of the sector.
Stephen's work was celebrated along with all the others on the Social Enterprise Roll of Honour, by a session hosted by actor, comedian and director, Chris Addison. The Roll of Honour acknowledges those individuals and businesses which, over the course of an extremely challenging year. Over 400 nominations were received from those within the social enterprise sector as well as supporters of the sector.
For more details and to see the entire Roll of Honour click on the image opposite.
Work West were delighted to welcome Laura Barbero Switalski to Northern Ireland for the first time for a 2-day workshop in Creative Problem Solving workshop.
At Work West we have trained hundreds of educators, professionals and Students over the past four years through our Design Thinking workshops, promoting break-through innovations and developing creative problem-solving skills.
Laura, a leading trainer, facilitator and coach from Darwin Associates, Buffalo, New York facilitated the group of enterprise, education and impact focused organisations to develop their skills as we continue to support the development of innovation and creative problem-solving skills.
Visit our Design Thinking page for more on our work in this field.