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HMR Circle named Social Enterprise of the Year for 2017!

HMR Circle named Social Enterprise of the Year for 2017!

Monday 4 December 2017

Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale Circle has been named Social Enterprise of the Year for 2017 at the prestigious Federation of Small Business Awards held at the Deansgate Hilton in Manchester.

The event was hosted by TV Comedian Andrew Maxwell and it drew businesses from across Greater Manchester and North Cheshire.

The evening was opened by Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham who spoke with passion about the positive difference small and medium sized businesses make to region.

HMR Circle was represented by Circle Director, Mark Wynn and Operations Manager, Leanne Chorlton who were on hand to pick up the award.

Mark said 'we are really proud to pick up this award. It is a huge reflection on our fantastic Members and superb staff team who work so hard to amke Circle the success it is.'

Leanne added 'we are really fortunate to have a fabulous pool of volunteers who give up so much time and effort into making Circle the local success story it is.'

The 2017 FSB Social Enterprise Award makes for a fitting finale to the year which also saw HMR Circle being winning finalists in the HACT Social Innovation Competition, featuring as one of the 10 best People Powered Projects across Greater Manchester as well as being runners-up in Venturefest 2017.

2017 has been a great year for HMR Circle and here is to even bigger and better things in 2018!

Turn On and Tune In - Circle on the Radio

Turn On and Tune In - Circle on the Radio

Tuesday 28 November 2017

Our very own Mark Wynn featured on Roch Valley Radio this weekend - talking about Circle!

Listen to what Mark had to say, and hear his very own Desert Island Discs choices.

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Circle is Creative & Innovative in its Design of Solutions

Circle is Creative & Innovative in its Design of Solutions

Wednesday 1 November 2017

We've been working with GM Business Growth Hub to help improve what we do here at HMR Circle. Find out more about what they had to say about us, in this brilliant case study.

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HMR Circle up for more awards!

HMR Circle up for more awards!

Friday 20 October 2017

Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale Circle has been nominated in two catagories in the 2017 Federation Of Small Businesses Awards!

Coming on the back of recent successes at the HACT Social Innoavtion competition and at Venturefest, the Business Growth Hubs Business Innoavtion Awards, HMR Circle has been nominted in the following catagories at this years FSB Awards

HEALTH, WELLBEING & CARE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE/NOT-FOR-PROFIT BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

HMR Circle Director, Mark Wynn said 'We have a fantastic team here at Circle and its thanks to their hard work, the help and support of our superb volunteers and the hundreds of HMR Circle Members that we continue to grow and develop as an organisation. Getting nominated for awards like this really does giev us all a boost and shows that we are making a real difference to the lives of Older Peopl in the Borough. We will all be keeping our fingers crossed come awards night!'

The awards themselves take place on the 30th Of November at the prestigious Hilton Deansgate in Manchester.

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HMR Circle launches Give and Take Care

HMR Circle launches Give and Take Care

Tuesday 10 October 2017

Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale Circle have launched  an new scheme called Give & Take Care.

Give and Take Care is the brainchild of renowed academic and former TV presenter Professor Heinz Wolff and his colleague Dr. Gabriella Spinelli.

The launch took place the the Rochdale Pioneers Museum, Toad Lane.

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Circle is People Powered!

Circle is People Powered!

Wednesday 27 September 2017

Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale Circle has been selected to feature in a new publication about the rise of People Powered Projects across Greater Manchester.

HMR Circle is selected as one of the ten best examples across the 10 Greater Manchester Boroughs.

The publication supported by Nesta-The Innovation Foundation was complied with the support of the VCSE.

Here at Circle we are really proud of the recognition and acclaim we receive and it helps drive us on to even greater things.

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HMR Circle feature on Official Government Website

HMR Circle feature on Official Government Website

Thursday 21 September 2017

Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale Circle was approached by the the official Government Regulator for Community Interest Companies to write a blog about the work we do here at HMR Circle to possibly encourage others to adopt the CIC Model.

The Blog features some great pictures and also the positive impact we are having on older peoples lives here in the Rochdale Borough.

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Photo Gallery Jun-Aug 2017

Photo Gallery Jun-Aug 2017

Thursday 31 August 2017

Our Members have been here, there and everywhere! Take a look at some of our photographs:

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We're in the finals!

We're in the finals!

Thursday 3 August 2017

We have been shortlisted in the Best Established Business category of the prestigious Venturefest Manchester 2017 Innovation Showcase contest.

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Our Latest News

Our Latest News

Monday 31 July 2017

There's so much happening at Circle at the moment... read on to find out more!

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