Community business weekend is a weekend-long celebration of all things community business, organised by Power to Change, an organisation which offers advice and support to community businesses.
England is home to over 7,000 community businesses, including shops, farms, pubs, and many more, and these have a combined market income of over £1.2 billion. These community businesses employ more than 35,000 people in total, and are helped by around 120,000 volunteers.
Last week Co-operative Futures, along with iSE and Smethwick CAN, hosted an open workshop to talk about food within our local communities.
‘Feeding our Community’ was a great evening, with lots of lively discussion about activities that are already happening across West Birmingham and Smethwick, as well as hopes for the future. It was an opportunity for people to meet, share aspirations, and plan how we might work together to realise some of the ideas that were presented on the night.