"I have been asked to contact you to carry out an assessment for the Co-operative Enterprise Hub to see if
Little Hippo Presents would benefit and be eligible for support from the Hub."
Seems a lifetime ago now! So much has happened and so fast in many respects. We now have four founding Directors (all volunteers and no bribery involved whatsoever!), and had quite a few giggles along the way already. Still think the funniest is us lot sat round my dining room table pulling the paperwork apart and spending about an hour going 'they keep referring to rules, where are the rules??' only to discover the very document we were reading clearly stated The Rules at the top! Epic oops.
The co-operative aspect is something that is going to support and benefit so many along the way, we just want to get going now. The new bank account paperwork has gone off for processing and we now have our own set of rules back to sign. Think we best get some highlighter pens for the bit that says 'rules'. The name was an interesting discussion too. Because we sort of came out of an extension of Little Hippo we wondered if there was a collective name for Hippos, however the only one we found was Bloaters and that really didn't seem appropriate! But, to us after an hour of searching for rules the name Bloaters has stuck in the background. So although formally we are now The Bootstrap Artisans there will always be a soft spot for the name Bloaters.
We have a get together planned on the 5th December to see who else wants to get involved and had some lovely emails and responses already even though there is very little to share yet - just goes to show it is wanted and with a group effort should be something rather special.