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How To Create A Social Echo – Strengthening Communities Through Local Trading
November 22, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The Big Issue Group wants to forge new ways of thinking, connecting and trading, helping to build up local trading ecosystems which put the needs of the community first.
On 22 November 2018, The Big Issue Group in association with the University of Northampton, Northampton Hope Centre, Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce and Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire will host the UK’s first social trading conference at Northampton’s historic Guildhall.
The inaugural event, How to Create a Social Echo, will demonstrate how local organisations in Northampton can make better choices about the goods and services they purchase, and help them realise – and maximise – the value of the ‘social pound’. It will be the first of a series of nationwide events which bring together representatives of local businesses, charities, social enterprises and public sector bodies with a simple aim: to create a more vibrant local economy through trade, not aid.