London-based social enterprise HireHand, which connects marginal workers with employment, launches Seedrs campaign.
London-based labour platform HireHand is using technology to enhance – instead of eliminate – human work. The intelligent staffing platform has announced that in the four years since its launch, it has helped over 2,000 Hired Hands take home over £3 million in pay, and has now launched a £1 million campaign on Seedrs.
HireHand helps fill front and back of house shifts on a regular or last-minute basis, from wait staff to cuisine chefs.
This extra income is needed, as 35% of the platform’s users are from disadvantaged backgrounds, over half could be categorised as ‘underemployed’; with many living in households where income is below the poverty threshold.
Hub for social enterprises launched in Edinburgh in groundbreaking move.
Montgomery Street Lane will bring together four leading support agencies to host social enterprises and charities.
A new hub for social entrepreneurs, start-ups charities and SMEs launches in Edinburgh.
The Montgomery Street Lane venture, based in the capital, is a collaboration between four of the country’s leading support agencies, Firstport, Challenges Group, Project Scotland and Volunteering Matters.
The aim is for Montgomery Street Lane to provide a “one-stop shop” for ambitious social businesses and charities while also acting as a focal point for impact investors targeting enterprises that are addressing social challenges.
“The vision for Montgomery Street Lane is a bold one,” said Josiah Lockhart, Firstport’s chief executive.
“We’re building an enterprise support network for social entrepreneurs and impact investors, for start-ups and SMEs looking to grow, expand and export. We’re focused on making it a place of optimism, opportunity and outcomes.”