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Anthony talking to students about Elephant Branded
Anthony showcasing Social Enterprise at Boston College
Anthony talking about Give Me Tap at Go Social, Boston College
Anthony showcasing Elephant Branded to students at Boston College
Anthony with Melody, Founder of Inspire Engage International at the end of Go Social
At the end of Anthony's talk, all delegates were given a custom Give Me Tap bottle to celebrate the event
Anthony, along with two student helpers, showcasing Give Me Tap & LSTN on the day
Anthony met ex badminton player Jenny Wallwork at NCS and presented her with a Give Me Tap bottle
Anthony's social media entry for Social Enterprise Day
Presenting the business challenge on NCS to young people across Lincolnshire at Bishop Grosseteste
Group photo at the end of the NCS business challenge at Bishop Grosseteste
One team running through their idea to the panel
Time to pitch to the panel
A team pitching their idea at the University of Nottingham
One team with their idea "teach the people"
One team with their idea "Shack Skaters"
Challenge brief outlined, teams in brainstorming mode
This NCS team shooting their marketing video for the business challenge
Take 17... this NCS group have yet to nail their marketing video on the NCS busines challenge
This team, Freddies, pitching their business idea
It's these guys time to pitch
Q&A with the judges
Getting stuck in with the business challenge
Listening to eachothers ideas
Young people with their certificates at the end of the challenge
Anthony becoming a mentor for Coventry University London, Enactus. Posing here with the Vice President of Coventry University of London Enactus, Ratiul
The Socent Connection getting recognised for their work with young people by receiving an investors in Education Award from the Education Business Partnership
This team showing their marketing video during their pitch
These guys have created their own website
Lighter Living - This group have come up with a healthy fast food restaurant idea, plus classes and workshops to promote healthy eating
The pitchers make their introductions
Canis Frenos - This team have come up with a company that makes and sells dog harnesses. Their profits are donated to animal charities
The Canis Frenos team showing Anthony their website (which is still live). Please note that you can't buy the products as the business was just for business challenge purposes
Teach The People - Selling merchandise to fund courses abroad to teach skill sets in areas such as coaching, plumbing and business etc
Teach The People showing their promo video
One team with a custom jumper business idea tailored to special occasions. They used lego to show what their jumpers would look like
Angle #2 - One team with a custom jumper business idea tailored to special occasions. They used lego to show what their jumpers would look like
Using lego to illustrate their ideas
There are several building blocks to business, so why not use lego to build them?
Compiling workshops for NCS and schools
This team carrying out market research for the business idea
Our work takes us all ove rthe UK... where next?
Social Enterprise products on display for the NCS students as a reference for inspiration
Elephant Branded products on show during Go Social
Someone taking an interest in LSTN Sound Co. Anthony telling their story so far
Educating young people on Social Enterprise
Anthony presenting the NCS group with their all day business challenge
Interest has been shown in Social Enterprises. Anthony making some recommendations for Social Enterprises to get in touch with (Just like our slogan, connecting the future)
This groups team leader checking on progress
One of the teams brainstorming with eachother - communication is key
These girls getting creative, starting to build prototypes for their business idea
Design team at work
#Take2, design team at work
Finance officers counting the numbers
Compiling a lecture to deliver at the University of Lincoln. Inspired by Social Enterprises such as Give Me Tap, Elephant Branded and Snacet. Their products are on display
Delivering mini business challenges to year 5's at SIr Thomas Wharton Business Academy for World Skills Day
This team came up with Roaring Records and created their own Twitter page. All amazing designs and artwork were done by one of the young people in the team
A viking themed cafe that supports the local community. This team created their own Instagram page
This group came up with a juice bar idea and created an Instagram page
This team made their own loyalty cards for their social enterprise cafe
The young people showing off their artistic skills during the business challenge
Great digital marketing by the team, Chill Out, creating their own logo
This team came up with a presentation for their Youth Coaching idea for their local area, Market Deeping
One all-girl team came up with an idea for an ethical fashion brand - Fashion Unity. Not only did they create their own posters, they also created a t-shirt for their pitch!
Prizes for both the business challenge and side challenge (GiveMeTap box challenge)
Anthony giving a talk to business students at the University of Lincoln
Me being caught in the action at Social Saturday by Social Enterprise UK
Business challenge promo photo pre-challenge
Ready to start the day...
"If you smile then that should set the tone" (Justin Timberlake)
Look around and take in the moment
Anthony in action
SEUK video featuring Michael Sheen (SEUK Patron)
Explaining the challenge in detail
NCS participants taking it all in
The explaining continues...
Wow, social enterprise is cool...it's always a pleasure to see the audience engaged
Wow, great idea!
This future entrepreneur has some well thought out ideas...
Really impressed with their approach for change
Business is a force for good...it all starts with a "Yes"
Future change maker...watch this space
Why this is a good idea...
It all starts with a "Yes", stay focused
Giving guidance during the day
The responsibility lays on the shoulders of this project manager
Teamwork and resourcefulness is key...always be prepared
Change is easier with enthusiasm
Checking in on progress
"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter" (E.E.Cummings)
Jotting down ideas always helps
A winning idea starts with brainstorming
Loving the ideas
This project manager is stepping up
Be sure to make calculated decisions
Team discussion in action
Keeping on task
Digital creativity in action
It's always good to think through an idea
Always listen to others, like this group did
Thinking outside the box...can you spot the box?
Update on progress
Sleeves up, lets get stuck in
Measuring up ideas
This team is showing off their website so far
You have two ears and one mouth for a reason. Here Anthony is putting it into action...
Great minds think alike
We like our business challenges to be fun and to put a smile on your face
Anthony checking out websites that groups have built
Teamwork makes the dream work
It is always good to see our participants immersed
Continuing the feedback for this future entrepreneur
Checking out presentation scripts
"So go ahead and smile" (Lily Allen)
Never underestimate the power of feedback
It's always good to love what you do
Work hard play hard
Leaping into the business challenge
Strike a pose...
Girl power ready for the business challenge presentation
Take a step in the right direction with these flip flops (these are a prototype)
Who says you have to work inside?
Our business challenge adding to this young person's NCS experience
Impressed by the brand designs the young people have come up with...creative talent at its finest
Marketing team at work
Last minute preparation before the pitch
One of the winning teams. Well done!
This team is in the zone...
It's all in the detail (floor plans)
Behind the scenes of this group's pitch presentation
Marketing video production and editing
Modelling for the marketing campaign
Promo pic for the marketing campaign
The price for a great ad
"Don't you just love it when a plan comes together" (The A Team)
A step closer...to win the business challenge
The making of a mascot
The marketing team is hard at work
Michael (find him on our team page) delivering the business challenge
Merchandise ideas...what do you think?
The branding is coming to life
Make sure that you fuel up before you pitch...like this team did
How did the pitch go?
This group thinks it is time for a change...we agree
Looking at things from a different perspective
"Who run the world? Girls" (Beyonce) - Another one of our winning teams
Proud to be Lincolnshire based, especially on Lincolnshire Day
Do you ever have those lightbulb moments where you think you can change the world? Well you can!
We celebrate social enterprise daily...but even more on a day like today.
Did you know that we provide services for businesses? You are in luck, as we do!
Do you know what we do? If not, you do now!
1st December, you know what that means...advent calendar time
Gift your loved ones and also someone in need with these Christmas present ideas that make a difference!
What presents are you asking for under your Christmas tree? Anything that would make a difference?
We are getting festive by dressing up for the holiday season...and we mean business!
Hmm...if we compile a Christmas hit next year, we may have ourselves a record cover
Buy Social. Be Good
Stop waiting for good things. We don't.
When you are good, take a moment. We do at The Socent Connection HQ!
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