Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Red Button Design feature in the first ever Social Investment Almanack

The first ever Social Investment Almanack, which features a double page spread on Red Button Design's flagship 3-in-1 water purification product, was launched today by third sector minister Angela Smith.

You can find us in the chapter entitled "Shiny and New" (and how I do love that title) on pages 86 & 87.

The following excerpt is taken from from the Social Enterprise Live webiste:

"The first ever Social Investment Almanack was launched today by third sector minister Angela Smith.

Good Deals 2009: the Social Investment Almanack is published by Social Enterprise magazine and supported by the Office of the Third Sector and NESTA.

Speaking at the City Seminar on Social Investment at Mansion House, Smith said:

'This is an unprecedented collection of think pieces and case studies that aims to build knowledge and inspiration among those investment space as well as those looking in with curiousity from the outside.'"
You can download the Social Investment Almanack here

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Wildcard voting opens for "The Pitch"

Back in June I took part in a business competition, aptly called The Pitch, that had me filmed live "Dragons' Den" style with a four minute time limit, tasked to convince 5 judges of Red Button Design's worthiness to win yet another award.

Back then I made it as far as the Regional Finals, I didn't, however, quite make it through to the Grand Final, due to be held on the first day of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2009, (16 Nov for those sleeping at the back).

The Grand Final will see the winners of each regional heat (Bristol, Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham and London) PLUS the winner of a public vote, a "wildcard" entry, competing for the £50,000 worth of business support available to the lucky winner.

You can now vote for us to sneak through into the final as the wildcard, 6th entrant.

Here's how:

1) Go here:
2) Click the far right tab that says "Scotland"
3) Scroll down until you see me looking very emphatic & click me
4) Watch the video that appears and rate me from one to five stars ;-)

Also... (and I'm just mentioning) it looks as if you can vote more than once....