Courses at the New Economy Centre

The New Economy Centre at Selgars Mill is an immersive  work and play campus for building a democratic economy. We empower communities and individuals with both the practical and strategic tools they need to create change.

Courses and Events in 2021

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Playground for the New Economy Festival 2021

13-15 July 2021

We’re back! The Playground for the New Economy Festival is returning for its third year!

This time we are at our very own venue: the New Economy Centre at Selgars Mill. Join us to be challenged and inspired during a unique three days of provocative conversations, live podcasts, interactive workshops, idea surgeries, sustainable food, woodfired sauna, games, craft beer, and, of course, live music!



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Employee Ownership


Postponed to Spring 2022

Employee ownership has been around for many years with names like John Lewis and Scott Barder. The sector has seen real growth in recent years driven by a resurgence of values-led entrepreneurs with the 2014 finance act removing the disincentive for owners to sell their businesses into the ‘trust’ of their employees. Recent converts have included Riverford Organics, Aardman Animation, and Richer Sounds. This 3-day course will give help plan your next steps.



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Self-organise a Workaway or Retreat with your organisation

May - September 2021

We’re creating the perfect campus for those in the new economy sector to come and study, work and play, and we’re inviting you to come away with colleagues for a self-organised workaway.

We’re offering our campus to you from just £450 a night.



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