Success as a Social Enterprise

Success as a Social Enterprise
Leaders who Build Businesses that Change Lives LEXXER Solutions attended a presentation and launch at the Banqueting Hall at Belfast City Hall Many of our clients are interested in: Starting, or thinking of starting, a social business. Supporting a social business (as a consultant or board member) Encouraging entrepreneurial activity within their community/network Therefore we fe...
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Why did Wrights go so Wrong?

Why did Wrights go so Wrong?
A tragic conclusion to the weeks of waiting Today has brought the sad news of Wrightbus going into administration. Our thoughts are with the workers their families and all those local businesses which rely on the work generated by Wrightbus. Our thoughts are also with Sir William Wright that rare breed of local entrepreneur who built a world class business from the ground up. The iconic Wri...
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Planning for the Future of the Past

Planning for the Future of the Past
Looking forward to a good days work with Portadown Heritage Tours as we plan for the future of their innovative heritage business in the town. We have been working together for almost two years now on a range of projects and have been able to draw down both National Lottery and local Council PEACE IV funding to support this innovative social enterprise. Fresh home grown ideas are our specialit...
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Sweet Sound of Sucess

Sweet Sound of Sucess
This year sees the start of some exciting planning for the cultural and heritage future of Belfast. Belfast is bidding to be approved as a Unesco City of Music by 2023. The bid is included in Belfast city council's 10-year cultural strategy, which is out for consultation. Have Your Say Today The bid is one of a number of big ideas out for consultation inclusing a new visitor attractio...
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The Future of Heritage Funding

The Future of Heritage Funding
Welcome to the new world of Heritage Funding from the National Lottery. In recent years many of our clients have turned to alternative sources of funding and support for projects and one area which has developed in our portfolio and practice is the area of heritage. We have helped over 2o clients develop and implement projects over the last few months and have been assessing the changes which were...
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Heritage Services

Heritage Services
In recent months much of our case work has involved heritage projects, from interpretative and cultural tourism programmes to capital build and conservation projects. We have assembled multi-disciplinary teams using our bespoke knowledge brokerage model and provided skills services and solutions to a range of clients from commercial property developers to community and cultural groups. We have ju...
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Don’t Miss the Deadline!

Don’t Miss the Deadline!
Don't forget the Deadline for Charity Commission returns. It is the worst time of the year for many charities but help is at hand. The Charity Commission has updated its guidance on how to complete the annual monitoring return with helpful screenshots of the online return. The Charity Commission has identified that October and January are two peak periods in which charities must submit their ann...
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PEACE of Mind

PEACE of Mind
At this time of great national uncertainty the prospect of BREXIT and especially a No Deal BREXIT has caused near panic in certain quarters. It is often hard to discern political spin and point scoring from genuine practical problems however it is safe to say that no other area of the UK will be as effected by BREXIT as Northern Ireland. PEACE of Mind for the Third Sector in Northern Ireland...
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War and all that Follows

War and all that Follows
Thinking of those who served in the Armed Forces and the nation's covenant with them. Making good on that national commitment. A recent Christmas present, the biography of Jason Fox entitled 'Battle Scars' set me thinking about debt owed to those who served their country. While the headlines of Iraq and Afghanistan play large in the media, we know little of these men and women's battles after ...
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Capital Idea

Capital Idea
While we may have stopped writing lists and letters to Santa many community and voluntary groups are in need of a Christmas wish come true. Let us help you this Christmas to support your work with a capital investment which will allow you to grow and develop.  The Department for Communities Small Capital Grants Programme for Northern Ireland should be at the top of your list this Christmas wit...
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