Creative Exchange works with specialist partners to deliver projects in vocational training, social innovation and entrepreneurship.
The Impact Hub is a global network of centres for social innovation and social entrepreneurship. It first appeared in London in 2005, and it has since spread to 34 locations around the world, with a significant presence in Europe. It is now present in cities across most EU countries, including in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.. Altogether, the Impact Hub network has over 5000 members, half of these within the EU, and its membership is growing at a 40% rate annually.
Established in 1996, Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative (SFEDI) makes a difference through enterprise learning and skills development. It works to support the learning and skills development of prospective and current owner-managers of small businesses and those professionals supporting the development of enterprise and entrepreneurship. We do this in different ways including being the government recognised sector skills body for business enterprise and enterprise support in the United Kingdom.
There are three key elements to the business: research and standard-setting; development and delivery of regulated qualifications; and support for continuing professional development amongst enterprising individuals, organisations and communities.
Key areas of work and expertise include: the development of occupational standards; the development of qualifications; development of apprenticeship standards; development of bespoke programmes of learning; researching enterprise learning and skills development needs; mapping of business and enterprise support and learning and skills development; strategic reviews; development of enterprise learning and skills resources.