August 8, 2016


Creative Exchange works with specialist partners to deliver projects in vocational training, social innovation and entrepreneurship.

impact-hub-partnersThe 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.

Impact Hub website


Eastside Primetimers as partnersEastside Primetimers is a management consultancy with a difference, working exclusively for the not‐for‐profit sector.  We help Senior Managers and Boards to grow and develop pioneering organisations by advising on: mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, investment, contract readiness, business planning, board recruitment and good governance.

Eastside Primetimers website


RedOchre as partnersRed Ochre is a leading social enterprise consultancy king across the UK and over a dozen countries worldwide.

Acknowledged by name in the UK parliament as experts in social enterprise, and recipients of numerous awards they have supported hundreds of social enterprises to achieve trading success. Each year Red Ochre trains more than 2,500 people around the world.


Red Ochre website


Engim as partnersENGIM Piemonte is a vocational training organization located in Turin (Italy). Its main activities have always been devoted to young people and their initial vocational training but recently a lot of actions have been developed also in the field of adult education.

The main fields of training are: environment, ICT and communication, management and social care. In order to have the funds for its activities ENGIM participates every year to the calls for proposals of the local authorities and the ESF.

Engim’s main networks are in the field of young people education, adult education, ICT, Energy and environment, sustainable mobility. The networks involve other educational organizations, companies, universities, local authorities and European organizations.

ENGIM has also know how in e-learning and content management system developing on-line courses and providing tools for distance learning using web 2.0 tools and devices.

Since 2012 ENGIM is collaborating with its partner “Social Fare” to foster social innovation for growth and jobs. Engim has – in its Torino main centre only – around 50 employees full time and around 700 learners.

ENGIM website


sfedigroupEstablished 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.