Thanks to Deanne at iSE for this snippet. Call Britannia, a new UK social enterprise call centre has become the first business to secure funding from the Bridges Social Entrepreneurs Fund, according to Social Enterprise magazine.
The new business, which is headed by Karen Darby, the founder of price comparison site Simply Switch, has secured a total of almost £1.3m in investment and funding to help it set up work training call centres in some of the most deprived neighbourhoods.
The Bridges Social Entrepreneurs Fund has invested £500,000, Big Issue Invest has invested £350,000 and the management team of Call Britannia has itself invested £150,000.
Call Britannia’s strapline says “talking jobs for Britain” and its Mission — with equal, elegant simplicity, reads: “Our aim is simple: To create 10,000 jobs.”
I love the clarity of those messages. Watch with interest!