Auckland has been recognised as a leading ‘hotspot’ of social enterprise activity by Social Enterprise UK (SEUK), just days before it is due to host one of the biggest events in the social enterprise calendar. SEUK’s Social Enterprise Places Programme recognises areas where social enterprise activity is thriving, and supports those places to collaborate with local councils, businesses, charities, consumers and aspiring social entrepreneurs.
Ten finalists have been announced in the 2017 European Union Social Innovation Competition (EUSIC), each competing for three €50,000 prizes awarded by the European Commission. Half of the finalists originate in either the UK or the Netherlands, with the other five based in Slovenia, Bulgaria, Germany, Spain and Italy. EUSIC 2017 aims to ‘Reboot Equality’, with competitors pitching and developing products and services that will ensure everyone benefits from technological change.
A government report published on 15 September estimates that there are 471,000 social enterprises in the UK and 1.44m people employed by the sector. Social Enterprise: Market Trends 2017 found that social enterprises make up nearly 9% of the total UK small business population, which comprises all enterprises with fewer than 250 employees.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".