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Prince Charles’ charity searching for ‘ambitious’ social entrepreneurs

Prince Charles’ Business in the Community charity is looking for ‘ambitious’ social entrepreneurs to take part in its annual programme. The charity is looking to support social enterprises by helping them to grow and create jobs in London and Northern England.

The programme, which is backed by BP, Asda and Interserve, provides many opportunities for entrepreneurs, including free advice from expert business leaders on subjects such as marketing, strategy and branding. Entrants of the programme will also receive training and discounts on office rates.

The programme was originally set up in London “to deliver in-depth business support to help social enterprises grow”, and it has now expanded to the Yorkshire region.


The charity is searching for entrepreneurs who are financially sustainable, have a “social or environmental purpose” and have the potential to “grow and create” jobs in East London, West London and Yorkshire.

The programme, which is run by Arc in partnership with Social Enterprise UK, has so far provided support for over a hundred social enterprises and has helped over 1,500 people to secure a job across East and West London.


Business in the Community Enterprise and Culture Director, Jane Pritchard, said of the programme: “The impact of our social enterprise programme in London provides a glimpse of the power of collaboration between big business and social enterprises, to create lasting change and vital employment in areas of need.”

The programme is now open to social enterprises in London and Yorkshire, and businesses who enter will have the chance to choose their own support package.

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