RIO is passionate about solving social problems and they work with individuals and organisations to harness the power of social enterprise to deliver real and lasting social change.
Plymouth University was the first university in the world to be awarded the Social Enterprise Mark in recognition of working as a genuine social enterprise, caring for communities and protecting the planet. It is only natural therefore to find ourselves working in partnership.
RIO has a proud track record of setting up and running creative, innovative and award winning social enterprises. This has breathed new life into historic buildings such as the Devonport Guildhall with its wonderful artisan Column Bakehouse, and the Devonport Markethall is currently being transformed into a digital hub with our Institute of Digital Art and Technology. Together we explore opportunities to enhance the Plymouth student experience, whilst adding real value to our local community.