Home > Latest updates

Latest updates

Plans for Community Business Weekend 2018 launched

5th March 2018

Power to Change has announced the dates for Community Business Weekend 2018 (#CBwkd18); running from 4-7 May and taking place across England. In 2017, more than 150 independent events took place attracting nearly 12,000 visitors in total. As a result, 96% of organisers recommended that other community businesses take part this year. Community Business Weekend, […]

Read more

Community Business Weekend 2018 dates announced

12th February 2018

Community Business Weekend 2018 will take place over the May Bank Holiday, running from 4 – 7 May 2018. Last year 228 community businesses registered to take part in Community Business Weekend, with nearly 12,000 people attending 151 events across England. The campaign was popular among the sector too, with 96% of organisers recommending that […]

Read more

Thank you!

17th October 2017

Community Business Weekend 2017 was a huge success! Around 200 community businesses opened their doors and told their story in creative ways to get more customers, volunteers and supporters. Here are some of the highlights: https://storify.com/peoplesbiz/community-business-weekend-2017

Read more

Over 200 Community Businesses set to be part of Weekend

4th September 2017

Latest figures show that more than 200 community businesses have now signed up to be part of Community Business Weekend 2017. The Weekend, which takes place from 5-8 October 2017 has seen businesses sign up from right across the country. Currently London & the South East has the most community businesses signed up, with the […]

Read more
fun palaces

Community Business Weekend teams up with Fun Palaces

1st September 2017

This year’s Community Business Weekend 5-8 October perfectly coincides with Fun Palaces Weekend (7-8 Oct), so why not combine the two? Fun Palaces are community-led events, using arts, science, craft, tech, digital and sometimes sports to bring people together. Fun Palaces give everyone a chance to try out something new and invite local people to share their skills. You could […]

Read more

Top 5 tips for window art: Why all community businesses should be doing it

24th August 2017

We caught up with Myro, illustrator and champion of window art who originally started out at Village Greens, a community shop in Prestwich, Greater Manchester. She shares why doodling on your windows is a trick not to miss for community businesses. Myro will also be delivering a professional window illustration session with the winner of […]

Read more

Over 100 community businesses sign up!

14th August 2017

The 100th community business has signed up to be part of Community Business Weekend 2017 (#CBwkd17). Sine FM 102.6 is a radio station based in Doncaster, with more than 70 local presenters presenting quality shows every week reaching 116,000 households in South Yorkshire. The station offers local organisations the chance to get community service announcements out to the region […]

Read more

First contact

4th August 2017

Our first email to those early birds who registered to take part has just gone out and the packs to help community businesses stage an event are in the post! In the emails we also let all the community businesses know about our team of communications specialists for each region who are here to help […]

Read more
Page 1 of 212