Tag Archives: Birmingham

Highly committed worker cooperative Bike Foundry provides quality bike repair and cycle sales in Stirchley

My final visit in Birmingham, was to the worker cooperative Birmingham Bike Foundry, where I met with coop member Chris Tomlinson. Based in Stirchley, this business with 4 dedicated worker members, reconditions and sells second-hand bicycles, services and repairs bikes and … Continue reading

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Inspiring urban gardening project close to Birmingham City Centre: Edible Eastside in Digbeth

I met Jayne Bradley at Edible Eastside on my third Social Enterprise visit. Based in Digbeth, this is a vibrant urban gardening project, with 2 members of staff, on a gated plot of land, running alongside the Digbeth Branch of the Birmingham … Continue reading

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Bringing people together, ethical vegan-vegetarian events catering and pop-up cafes, Change Kitchen in Balsall Heath

My second visit was to Change Kitchen, a Social Enterprise which is a vegan/vegetarian events catering company, now based in the Balsall Heath area of Birmingham. Bringing a philosophy of ethical, locally sourced food to a wide range of events, … Continue reading

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Tasty breads and cakes – produced for locals in Stirchley by Loaf Workers Cooperative and Social Enterprise

I’m undertaking some research on Social Enterprises and Workers’ Cooperatives in Birmingham. I made a four day visit to the city in early July. Firstly, I met with Tom Baker of Loaf, a workers cooperative with 6 members, based in … Continue reading

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