Losing your business partner : Nick's story

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This is a new season of the backstory - this run of four has a particular theme - we are looking at people’s jobs which involve doing good. This week we hear from Nick Little who set up a social enterprise company called the Outsiders with close friend Oz Osbourne. They quickly realised that in the world of social enterprise community work their high standards were tricky to maintain or were often undermined, but they stuck to their guns. They ran some amazing projects together including a human library where you could borrow people instead of books and have a chat with them for half an hour - the idea was to chose someone who totally challenged your prejudices - so they had categories like transgender, muslim and disabled. They also run the 12th man which is a project training barbers to be mental health first aiders, able to spot the warning signs among customers and point them in the right direction if they need help.

But then this summer Oz died.

Nick Little explains how hard it is to do good and how it is even harder when you suddenly lose your best friend and business partner.

Help and support:

the-outsiders.org.uk/about-us - Nick's social enterprise

12th-man.org.uk - Nick's

Samaritans 116 123 (24 hours)

www.mind.org.uk

thecalmzone.net

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Main theme:

Title: Nancy

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Title: Eternal Hope

Author: Kevin MacLeod

Source: incompetech.com

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Title: Evening Fall Harp

Author: Kevin MacLeod

Source: incompetech.com

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Title:Quiet Contemplation 18

Author: Christian Andersen

Source: Epidemic Sound

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