Robert Ashton

Robert Ashton

Consultant and social entrepreneur

Robert Ashton is a social entrepreneur, campaigner and bestselling business author. His 12th book, How to be a Social Entrepreneur,was published by Capstone in October 2010.

He works with grassroots organisations, charities, schools, social enterprises and housing organisations, helping them become more entrepreneurial, and has advised government on the subject of social enterprise.

Locally, Robert is a vice patron of Norfolk Community Foundation, an organisation he helped establish, and chairs Human Library UK CIC, a new organisation that challenges prejudice.

 

 

 

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Why the Big Society message is falling on deaf ears

Robert Ashton says collective acts of small actions have the potential to change the world.

Three Wise Men and their community groups

Robert Ashton reflects on how a Labourite, a Ukipper and a Liberal Democrat put aside politics for the benefit of community groups in their area.

The charity sector does not give up on people

An encounter with a burglar causes Robert Ashton to reflect on a group of people who risk being forgotten by society.

 

Dig for victory!

Mary Portas failed in her endeavour to regenerate the high-street, but Robert Ashton thinks he might have more success with his new idea.

As Tories gleefully dismantle the state and public services withdraw, what's left to fill the gap? Those well-off, well-meaning people who have the spare time and energy to run a social enterprise, a school, a library and their nearest roundabout do not live in the areas that are most in need of intervention and services.

» Sweeping change: riots and the Big Society

A penny for your thoughts on the living wage

Robert Ashton’s area has a working group trying to create a ‘living wage city’, but its lack of understanding of the realities of running a business is making his blood boil.

Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone

Some people argue that social media is making us all less social. Reflecting on this, Robert Ashton decides that sometimes it is good to talk.

The time for charity cynicism over 'big corporate' is over

Large companies are increasingly viewing values and charity as critical to commercial success. Robert Ashton explains why he wants to give Nike a big tick, and why charities should too. 

Money can't buy me love

Some charities do not see the affluent middle class as their market, but the recent suicide of a friend has led Robert Ashton to reflect that sometimes they should.

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