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Dr Diane Holt, is leading the upcoming British Council Funded Researcher Links Workshop - Development through Enterprise - Inclusive and sustainable futures through entrepreneurial initiatives and cross-sector partnerships.

The Workshop will take place 22nd-26th March 2015 and is being hosted at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town South Africa.

This workshop will bring together early career researchers based in the UK and South Africa who are interested in the role that enterprise-based initiatives and associated cross-sectoral partnerships can play in addressing social and environmental issues whilst promoting economic development. Within this theme the workshop aims to support the participants' individual career development and promote international collaboration. To find out more please follow this link http://inclusivefuturesworkshop.weebly.com/

Dr David Littlewood and Dr Diane Holt  win the prize for Best Paper in the Social, Environmental and Ethical Enterprise Track at the ISBE 37th Annual Conference, Manchester 2014.

The paper was entitled: Conceptualising Social Entrepreneurship and Resilience: Perspectives from Sub-Saharan Africa. It was based upon research undertaken as part of the Trickle Out Africa Project, and explores the relationship between social entrepreneurship and resilience, outlining the significance of resilience for social entrepreneurs, for their ventures and for the individuals and communities they work with.

Dr Diane Holt and Dr David Littlewood win BAM prize for their paper "Reaching the underbanked and unbanked in subsistence markets at the nexus of the formal and informal economies"

Two members of the Trickle Out team have won the prize for Best Full Paper in Sustainable and Responsible Business at the British Academy of Management Conference (2014), hosted by the University of Ulster and held in Belfast 09-11 September 2014. Their paper explored the challenges faced by low income groups in accessing financial services, as well as opportunities for social enterprises and wider responsible businesses to work in these spaces and address these needs. The paper draws particualrly upon research data from Sub-Saharan Africa.

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