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News and blogs

Refugee Entrepreneurship: Overcoming the Odds

Entrepreneurship offers a route to independence. Experience has shown that refugee entrepreneurs make terrific community leaders, despite considerable hardships. In the face of language barriers, culture shock and funding complications, refugees are going above and beyond to found their own startups and businesses.

Landlords needed in the West of England

On 2nd April 2019 we exhibited once again at the annual South West Landlord Expo at UWE, the largest event for private landlords and property agents in the South West.

ACH Wolverhampton meets local stakeholders

On Thursday 11th April we held a “Meet the Team” event at ACH Wolverhampton to properly introduce the new team there to local stakeholders.

The importance of collaboration

On the 3rd April, Lydia Samuel, ACH Entrepreneurship Facilitator, was invited to speak alongside Professor Monder Ram and Dr Gerardo Arriaga of CREME, based at Aston University, on the ‘Process and Impact’ of projects engaged with migrant businesses and entrepreneurs.

Meet Holly

Holly has recently joined our team as Careers and Employment Team Leader working on building existing and new relationships with employers in Bristol.

Employment and Economic Opportunity for Refugees and Migrants

Employment and economic opportunity were the topics of the latest ACH / Himilo and MMB (Migration Mobilities Bristol) collaborative workshop on topics relevant to refugees and migrants. This was held on 26th March at the University of Bristol.

Meet Rob

Rob has recently joined our Bristol Careers team as a Job Coach after previously working as a teacher and volunteering at a refugee camp in Athens. Read more about him in our meet the team interview.

Give2Grow energy workshop

On the 21st March, ACH collaborated with Give2Grow to put on an event with discussion, workshops and a meal. I led a workshop for our Energy Project, funded by Bristol Community Energy Fund.

Leading ACH to success

Fuad Mahamed, ACH CEO, had the highly prestigious honour of winning the Leadership Award at the NatWest SE100 Social Business Awards. ACH were also shortlisted for the Storytelling and Resilience award.