Social Impact Bootcamp: People, Planet, Profit Tue, 2 Nov 2021, 09:30 – Tue, 23 Nov 2021, 12:30

by | Sep 14, 2021

Date – From November 02, 2021 to November 23, 2021
Start Time – 09:30 am
End Time – 12:30 pm
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Venue – Online Webinar Session

​​About this Event

Social Impact Bootcamp: People, Planet, Profit

This bootcamp will take place in November, split into four 3-hour sessions: (Tues 2nd Nov, Tues 9th Nov, Tues 16th Nov and Tues 23rd Nov) 09:30 – 12:30. Attendees must be able to attend all four sessions to be eligible.

Note: There are 1-hour introductory and feedback/action planning sessions either side of the bootcamp (Tues 26th Oct and Tues 30th Nov, 09:30 – 10:30). We fully encourage all bootcamp participants to attend these to meet fellow attendees and support with accountability and learning outcomes. Please indicate your availability on the booking form.

This course talks businesses through how to grow their business with an eye on the triple bottom line, minimising their environmental impact (including reducing their carbon footprint) and maximising the positive social, economic and environmental contribution which they make.

Designed for businesses or entrepreneurs trading for 2+ years who are keen to grow their business in a responsible and sustainable way. Younger businesses may be considered.

Attendees leave this workshop with a deeper understanding of the opportunities and challenges of truly sustainable growth, and a plan for how they want to include sustainability (in all its forms) as part of their future strategy planning and operational management.

Agenda (subject to slight changes to meet the needs of the group):

  • An introduction to triple bottom line accounting
  • Carbon footprint – the basics, how can you measure, how can you reduce (and how to be more efficient), carbon credits and offsetting
  • Cost implications of improved sustainability (where can you reduce cost, where should you invest)
  • Social and economic impact – how to measure, how to improve and how communicate, reporting for sustainability, impact, reporting and transparency
  • Building sustainability into your value proposition and as part of your employee engagement
  • Your commitments and what that means for your supply chain, customers and team, accessing support and resources

Introduction to Workshop Delivery Partner

Ruby Star Associates help businesses, social enterprises and charities of all shapes and sizes grow, build accountable teams, generate more income, and innovate. We help leaders free up their time, surround themselves with brilliance and focus on the stuff that really matters. We are all about enterprise, entrepreneurship and making a massive difference.

Adrian Ashton, the Ruby Star Associate delivering this bootcamp, is an award-winning social enterprise and charity consultant who offers 16 years of expertise and insight to support a wide range of organisations of all types.

Who can attend?

You need to be registered, or be eligible to register, on the ERDF-funded Cheshire and Warrington Business Growth Programme. To be eligible you must be:

  • Small – your business must be a registered SME. An SME has under 250 staff, turnover of £45 million and any ownership by a wider commercial group is below 25%.
  • Local – your business address (registered or trading) is within the Cheshire East, the Cheshire West and Chester, or the Warrington council areas.
  • Able to commit to receiving 12 hours of support through our workshops and 1:1s before June 2023.
  • Open to pre-starts and trading businesses.

Please contact us to discuss the support if you’re unsure at or 01244 512 655.

How to join the workshop

How to join the workshop

Once you have registered your interest through Eventbrite, a member of the team will be in contact to confirm your eligibility and place on the workshop. You will then be provided with a link to join the sessions via Zoom. If you have not used Zoom before, try downloading and testing it out beforehand. Here is a link to some tutorials if you struggle or you can email us


Photographs and/or recording will take place throughout the events advertised above. The images will be used for publicity or other purposes to help achieve the UoC ERDF Funded C&W Business Growth Programme aims. This might include (but is not limited to), use in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications. If you do not wish to be photographed or filmed, please speak to a member of the Business Growth Programme Team when you join the event.


You need to be registered with the Cheshire and Warrington Business Growth Programme to attend this programme please click here to apply To register for the webinar session please visit our eventbrite page 


The Cheshire and Warrington Business Growth Programme is a consortium of North West based partners set up to deliver business growth activities across priority sectors from 2016-2021.

With a £3.85m investment of European Regional Development Funding (ERDF) matched by investment by the three partner Institutions, this innovative programme brings together three key business support providers across Cheshire and Warrington to offer businesses access to a variety of services.

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