Swarm Friends & Partners
Swarm is by its very namesakes a collaboration of minds and organisations that work together to shape the direction of Swarm and grow the spirit of Enterprise, Innovation and moral responsibility across the UK. Below are our partners and friends who make all this happen.
Established in 1999, Qube Learning is a training provider specialising in vocational qualifications, core skills and short courses. We currently work with hundreds of employers across the country delivering a range of training and qualifications to a multitude of learners in a wide range of industries.
We have been awarded numerous contracts by the Skills Funding Agency and this means that many of our Training Programmes are supported by government funding.
Our programmes are related to job roles and therefore learning occurs in the workplace; Qube takes a flexible approach to ensure we fit around the needs of both the employer and the learner
The mission of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) is to enrich society through ideas and action. We believe that all human beings have creative capacities that, when understood and supported, can be mobilised to deliver a 21st century enlightenment. We work to bring about the conditions for this change, not just amongst our diverse Fellowship, but also in institutions and communities. By sharing powerful ideas and carrying out cutting-edge research, we build networks and opportunities for people to collaborate - creating fulfilling lives and a flourishing society.
Colne is a mid-sized, well established housing association with a determination to ‘do different’. It has responded positively to the challenge set by government to achieve more with their assets by defining a clear vision – enabling independent living.
‘We are a social enterprise that has, at its heart, a belief that high quality stable homes can be the foundation for individuals and families to thrive. We also believe that we have a duty to invest back into the communities in which we operate. We want local people to recognise that Colne brings a solution to affordable housing, but also encourages prosperity and vibrancy by creating new opportunities from which everybody can benefit.
In this context Swarm is a great fit for us. Apprentices with the right attitude are supported to demonstrate their worth from day one and local businesses can see the return on their investment
JRP Education is a regional education consultancy specialising in strategic education support in the key areas of behaviour, safety, SEN, inclusion and leadership.
JRP Education has worked with many schools throughout Norfolk and works alongside Norfolk County Council supporting in SEN Inclusion .
JRP Education offers Swarm insight and advice into the world of schools: safeguarding practices; post 16 transition; teaching and learning as well as being involved in the development of Swarm's classroom training.
Big Issue Invest
Big Issue Invest help scale-up social enterprises and charities by providing finance, not grants, from unsecured loans to equity investment – whatever is best for the business.
Big Issue Invest was born out of a social enterprise and is led by social entrepreneurs and experienced social financiers who have first-hand experience of setting-up and running profitable social enterprises.
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR INVESTMENT?
Get in touch with the team if you are a social enterprise or charity in the UK that can demonstrate:
High social impact
A good track record
And a plan to increase trading income
The businesses we invest in often tell us they like partnering with an organisation that shares their values. To see if we are the right partner for your social business, call us on 0207 526 3447 or email firstname.lastname@example.org