Collaborate to Innovate Learning Programme – Helping local business remain sustainable

Three Somerset business entrepreneurs have collaborated to deliver a solution to help people and organisations overcome some of the hardest workplace challenges they have faced in decades.
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Jan. 21, 2013 - PRLog -- New Leaf Life Design, Foot Anstey and Somerset County Council have teamed up to provide a three-part workshop, which aims to promote a collaborative business model.  This model can help the creative industries and mainstream business to form sustainable and productive collaborations, helping the sector respond to economic pressures.

This work is 25% funded by Somerset County Council through the additional monies available for collaboration.

The first of three free workshops is on 21 February, 10am – 1pm at Foot Anstey’s Taunton office, with the remaining workshops scheduled for 18 April and 16 May.  To find further details and to register, please visit:

Becky Wright from New Leaf Life Design said, “Future workplaces will require, shared decision making, sustainable leadership, community engagement, faster communication and active citizenship as their key priorities. Small business success will be employing teams of talented experts and professionals who can fill niche markets and have the ability to form strong collaborations with other companies, this model will give them the structure to employ this tactic and succeed.”

Al Goodwin from Foot Anstey added, “Working in partnership with clients, suppliers and the community to be an agile, innovative business is critical in today’s business environment.  We are delighted  to be working with New Leaf and Somerset County Council to help people achieve this.”

Cabinet Member for Economic Development, David Hall, said: “The County Council is committed to helping grow the creative industries which account for about eight per cent of the county’s workforce and £400 million a year for the local economy. This grant for New Leaf Design will encourage collaboration for much needed new jobs, skills and products.”



This work is a collaboration between:

Becky Wright and Jeanette Western from New Leaf Life Design 07590684888

Al Goodwin, Partner, Foot Anstey, 01823 625655,

Somerset County Council Economic Development Group, John Carter and Paul Chadwick 01823 355664
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