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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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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Robert Ashton invokes Maslow's hierarchy of needs while pondering whether arts organisations should still receive public funding in the new age of austerity.

Is it because I sometimes wear red trousers?

Robert Ashton has accepted an invitation to be a patron of his local branch of Relate, and been researching what the role entails.

Perhaps the wider message for us all is that - if you ask for help at the 11th hour, you are already a few hours late!

» Is there a Luddite in your CVS?

Is there a Luddite in your CVS?

Robert Ashton is aghast at the recent behaviour of a mentee’s local CVS.




Do you earn a living wage?

As his new social enterprise enters new territory, Robert Ashton ponders the issue of how much to pay himself.


Who's the boss around here?

Charities fill their boards with governance experts at their peril, says Robert Ashton.

Young people

Robert Ashton has set up a social business to help young people find employment, but finds the work ethic and enthusiasm of Britain’s teenagers is lacking.

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