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It looks like the word is well and truly out on Urban Rajah and the movement to change lives through food is capturing the gaze of the nation's media. In a recent chat with the Mail on Sunday's Helen Loveless, they've featured Urban Rajah as a part of a growing tide of Social Enterprises who are shaking the way mainstream small firms think and act..here's an extract but to read more click on the links below.

Social enterprises outperform small businesses and add £18.5bn to economy

By Helen Loveless

"Growing numbers of entrepreneurs are choosing to ‘give something back’ through their business.

More people are moving to social enterprise from the private sector than any other area – 35 per cent, compared with 33 per cent from the public sector and 17 per cent from charities and the voluntary sector. Social enterprises have outperformed mainstream small firms in increasing turnover in the past year, a report by Social Enterprise UK will say this week. It claims that two-fifths of social enterprises saw turnover rise, compared with 29 per cent of small or medium-sized firms.

Meanwhile, investment into social enterprises has increased by a quarter, to £202 million in 2011-12. There are now 70,000 social enterprises contributing £18.5 billion to the economy. While social enterprises typically support a cause, many of those behind them are adamant they should also be strong commercial ventures.

Ivor Peters, set up Urban Rajah, in 2011, holding monthly supper clubs in London and the South East. All profits go to help Indian street children.

A book, the Urban Rajah’s Curry Memoirs, followed, and later this year Ivor will be touring the UK with a Sri Lankan chef to....read more here"

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