Key Members of Oxford’s Political, Business and Social Enterprise Community Attend Launch of New Book from Made with Joy

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Andrew Smith, MP of East Oxford, Speaking About Social Enterprise in Oxfordshire

On Friday the 14th of October, Made with Joy launched a new book aimed at helping Social Entrepreneurs think through and implement their online strategy. Written by Made with Joy founder, Joy Foster, The Social Entrepreneur’s Guide to the Digital Galaxy has been made possible by a Spark Award from UnLtd.

The cover and layout of the book was done by the newest member of the Made With Joy team Isaac Carr, our new in-house graphic designer. We’re excited about the skill set he brings to the team, not only can Made with Joy now offer graphic design as part of our services, but Isaac will help our trainees and employees expand their knowledge of design software and enhance their design learning.

The event was well attended by key members of the local political, business and social enterprise community. Special guest,  Andrew Smith, MP for East Oxford gave a speech about the need for socially minded companies in Oxfordshire following a speech by Openwell partner Simon Ash about the new Openworks office space which has been opened for Oxford-based social innovators. Lynn Shepherd, chair of Venturefest Oxford, Ben Mumby-Croft, co-founder of FAB Accelerator and Jeff Willmore, head of the OBSEA programme (Oxford Brookes Social Enterprise Awards) as well as Dr Caroline Bucklow, Senior Knowledge Exchange Officer at University of Oxford were also in attendance.

Nicholas Leeks, a member of the Made with Joy team, was responsible for making sure that the books were digitally uploaded to USB sticks from Restore, an award winning mental health charity and client of Made with Joy.  Artisan Antipodean Coffee was locally sourced from The Missing Bean, a roaster based on Magdalen Road and a delicious array of pastries were catered by The Yellow Submarine, a local award winning charity which provides employment opportunities to young people with learning disabilities.

Some photos from the launch