Tag Archives: Local Economic Development

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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