We are always happy to tailor services to meet your individual needs, or your organisation requirements. Email us to discuss further info@chapter3.org.uk

Who is Chapter 3

A not for profit organisation with a strong commitment to communities and society focused on helping create economic and social value through enterprise. We are a small but perfectly formed community interest company with many years of leadership and enterprise experience and great passion for what we do.

Our experiences, skills and wisdom being built-up through running businesses and working with hundreds of start-ups, in particular micro-businesses and the third sector.

We deliver practical workshops, guidance and creative solutions that help communities and individuals.

Director: Terry King  OBE click here to read more about Terry King

Director: Dianne Tew ACMA IOEE click here to read more about Dianne Tew

Non Executive Director: Anjum Emmanuel PRINCE2 APMP click here to read more about Anjum Emmanuel

Non Executive Director: Brenda Crossley Founder of September Woman click here to read more about Brenda Crossley

Click here to hear more from Terry.

Click here to hear more about Dianne (currently being updated)

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Chapter3 TVThere has been a huge population growth of older people over the last 2 decades. More than 50% of the total numbers of adults are over 50

The ONS estimates that by 2034, individuals aged 65 and over will account for 23% of the population.

Life expectancy has reached its highest level in the UK – 79.4 years at birth for males and 83.1 years for females

Less than half of the population are in employment the year before they are eligible for their state pension, lower than it was in 1950.

61% of unemployed people  50+ have been out of work for 6 mths or more.

1 in 4 men and 1 in 3 women reaching state pension age have not worked for 5 or more years.

The difference between working between 55 and 65 is a boost to a private pension pot of 55% equivalent to an extra £2,800 a year.

Over 3.5 million people aged between 50 and 64 are economically inactive in the UK.

There has been a 40% rise in unemployment amongst the over 50s in the last 2 years.

1 in 3 people over the age of 50 are out of work, compared with 1 in 5 for younger people.

Our Work So Far…

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We deliver practical workshops, guidance and creative solutions that help individuals, working with organisations that support the over 50’s.

For those people who cannot access our services we are currently developing e-learning packages.

Since 2014 we have delivered in excess of 300 workshops for mature people in Blackpool, Hull, Manchester and London.

Provided over 150 one to one coaching hours to individuals in 2017.

Over 50% of those attending our startup workshops went on to start their own business or community business (Chapter 3 Longitudinal study Kingston-upon Hull 2017). 47% of over 50s businesses are still trading after 5 years.

Over 80% of those attending our “Get Unstuck” and “Next Step programme” left with new options, focus and clarity of the next step.

We have delivered many conferences and events including:

Inspirational networking events for example: Be Bold Be Brave, Tears Trials and Tribulations, Triumphs of the Olderpreneurs, Get Unstuck.

Over 50s initiative for example: The Ageing Workforce. Partnered by the Humber LEP, DWP and introduced by Baroness Ros Altman.

Partnered with local organisations to run competitions. Recently we ran “Best Community Start up” in conjunction with the British Library Business and Intellectual Property Centre in Hull awarding a cash prize, free 4 page website and business stationery.

Our Services

Business start-up

For those thinking about setting up a business we deliver workshops using industry standard materials …more

Setting up a business to help your community

For those people thinking about setting up a business to help their communities or “giving back”  …more

Enterprising leadership

A sector specific programme enabling individuals to discover and recognise their role alongside some great tools and techniques …more

Growing your business or community enterprise

For small businesses, charities and community groups looking to grow, we have a number of tailored workshops …more

Personal development

Support for budding business owners, entrepreneurs and leaders. …more

Leadership community

Be part of our community Be More Enterprising  where we share  … more

Let’s talk

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Our workshops can help you build confidence and polish your pitching, presenting and networking skills. We can also provide facilitators, chairs and speakers for your events, conferences and meetings …more