A new independent supermarket standing up for how it should be

The final event of our school’s ‘Employabilty November’ took place last night (ok, just into December!). A really stimulating and interesting talk and Q & A with the founders of hiSbe supermarket.

The Anslow sisters (Amy & Ruth) outlined the ethical and sustainable stance of the social enterprise, how they came to the point in their careers where this felt the right step – and the right place – to set up an alternative model of supermarkets.
They stressed the importance of local sourcing food, paying suppliers well, involving the community and giving customers reassurance about the origins and quality of their produce. A sense of ‘social value’ above all else.

Social media played a big part in the establishment and growth of the store, with large amounts raised by crowd funding and networking with interested parties and individuals.

This weekend is their 1st anniversary, go along to the shop and see the link below to see how you can support them and help them in their vision to develop the hiSbe chain and brand, as a viable option to the large supermarket chains.

Employability November: CV workshop

Students gathered in SILS for our CV workshop.

Students gathered in SILS for our CV workshop.

I’m Stuart Bullen, a Student Support and Guidance Tutor (SSGT). We’ve been running sessions to support those all-important employability skills and had a good turnout today for our CV workshop in Cockcroft, as part of ‘Employability November’.

Our  enjoyed seeing students and working alongside Robert Prosser, the S.E.T. careers advisor. We saw a dozen students, who said they found the session really useful. Robert and I would be happy to see CVs and give feedback to anyone else who was unable to attend.

Here’s a link to the UoB’s Careers Service CV advice. I’m in Watts 418 for the first half of each week and am contactable at this email address: set-StudentSupport@brighton.ac.uk