Finding special people – Anglo Dutch Directors Club

Sustainability Dutch housing executives taking part in a study visit to Staffordshire met young people whose lives and prospects are being transformed by the vocational and life-skills training provided by PM Training. Part of  we are aspire, the Newcastle-under-Lyme based social enterprise helps around 2,500 people each year to prepare for and find work. In … Continued

The price of doing nothing – Anglo Dutch Directors Club

Regeneration Dutch housing executives taking part in a study visit to Staffordshire this month heard about the ‘patient capital’ and ‘placeshaping’ approach to regeneration led by we are aspire, and their role as a crucial community anchor in neighbourhoods hit by industrial, economic and social decline. What’s the best way to revive homes, communities and … Continued

Regenerating ‘a city full of holes’ – Anglo Dutch Directors Club

Heritage Dutch housing executives saw and heard how we are aspire and its partners are restoring hope and vitality to Stoke-on-Trent after the rapid decline of its potteries industry. Built on clay, coal and canals, the city’s industrial heritage now plays a vital part in a very different future. Ten bosses from woningstichtingen (housing associations) … Continued

Anglo Dutch Directors Club – Staffordshire, 2019

We were delighted to host the Anglo Dutch Directors Club in Staffordshire this April. With so much happening in Europe, and on the day of the EU council in Brussels, it’s never felt like a better time for us to connect and learn from each other. The Anglo Dutch Directors Club (ADDC) is a network … Continued

Top 100 social enterprises 2019

We’re delighted that we are aspire has once again been recognised as one of the top 100 social enterprises in the UK, featuring in this year’s Natwest SE100 Index. The index represents the ‘top 100’ social enterprises based on a variety of criteria. It celebrates the growth, impact, leadership and resilience of social ventures in … Continued