Amateur Dragons needed in the fight against Malaria
06 Sep 2011
Paint the World Ltd is selling micro shares through the UK crowd funding site www.crowdcube.com
Says Paint the World MD Mike Wall, “More and more businesses are finding it difficult to obtain funding from banks, especially ethical companies like ours. When looking for alternatives, we found crowdcube.com. Just like Dragons' Den, the site allows businesses to pitch an original idea, but this time to thousands of users. Investors can put in as little as £10, and our projected returns are 437% over the first four years."
Paint the World Ltd are developing a site called goomagooma.com, which will use amateur and celebrity paintings and doodles to cover a virtual globe with art. Users will pay to upload their pictures, and this money will be used to buy Malaria nets for Sub-Saharan Africa.
Asked if a ten pound investment will really make a difference, Mike says, “We need investors with vision to get involved, and we hope that lots of small investors will join us. Our small investors are not only raising the money to build the software, but as a group will be involved in spreading the word, and guaranteeing the sites success.”
“Profits only come from the revenues from Adverts on the site, even then 80% are ploughed back into improvement and development. We aim to use people power to make a huge difference to the lives of parents and children in Sub-Saharan Africa.”
“Malaria currently kills 1 million people a year, almost 90% of whom are children under 5. Can you imagine knowing you were involved in saving thousands of children’s lives, just by investing a tenner?”
“Nothing like this exists currently, and investors will own a part share in a site which has millions of visitors, not just this year, but way into the future. By making an investment in us, people will be saving thousands of lives each year, and it all starts here, in Ipswich.”
05 Sep 2016
The Higher Apprenticeship in Leadership & Management comprises two qualifications:
- Level 5 Diploma in Leadership & Management
- Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Leadership & Management
Qualifications are awarded by iCQ.
Delegates will typically be employed in middle management roles, or have a junior management role with the potential/aspiration to progress into a more senior role.
01 Aug 2016
The next Executive MBA Mini Masterclass will be held on Monday 1 August, 6pm - 7:30pm, in the Boardroom, Waterfront Building Ipswich. Following on from the last EMBA Mini Masterclass the topic will be Leadership in an Uncertain World, lead by Dr Tom Vine, EMBA Course Leader.
Tom says, “We regularly hear calls for 'strong leadership', not least in times of uncertainty. But what of followership? We rarely ever stop to think what followership involves. In much the same way as politicians are having to acknowledge following the EU referendum an analytical focus on followership will better equip us as leaders. This short session explores the psychological dynamics between leadership and followership and in so doing suggests ways in which we can enhance organisational cohesiveness in times of economic uncertainty.”
If you are interested in attending, please could you email Laura Messer (email@example.com) or telephone on 01473 338616.
29 Jul 2016
Since the Brexit vote, Suffolk Chamber of Commerce has been urging Government to boost business confidence by accelerating its approval of major infrastructure projects.
“Suffolk Chamber of Commerce welcomes the Board of EDF's approval of the final investment decision on Hinkley Point C. This could have helped to unlock further progress for Sizewell C. However, the UK Government’s decision to review the project is unhelpful and counter-productive. It creates unnecessary uncertainty among Suffolk’s business community at a time when they need and deserve a boost.