May 4th, 2012

Big Society? Don’t bank on it

by Emma Gowing


I saw Sir Ronald Cohen on Channel 4 news a couple of weeks ago talking about the launch of Big Society Capital (BSC), of which he is the chairman. There was something about the interview that didn’t ring quite true. Not that Cohen said anything especially controversial or problematic – it was the concept of the fund that just seemed like a mistake to me.

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January 25th, 2012

Caught in the crossfire

Phillip Ward

by Phillip Ward


For those who don’t know it, Rezolve is a social enterprise based in Bodmin. It has a number of lines of business based around the re-use of furniture, white goods and bikes. It prevents around 30 tonnes of waste each month from going to landfill, thereby avoiding 120 tonnes of CO2 emissions. Integral to all this are its training activities. Until recently Rezolve has been very successful – winning the award for the best third sector business in Cornwall and being shortlisted for the equivalent England-wide award last year. I am proud to be a non-executive director.

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