Thursday, 16th November 2017, 09.30-15.30 at The Workstation, Sheffield S1 2BX.

The Social Enterprise Exchange Conference 2017 celebrates international Social Enterprise Day, 16 November, and will showcase the state of social enterprise in the Sheffield City Region and beyond. The day will include panel presentations from key stakeholders, case-studies from new and existing social enterprises, knowledge sharing workshops on topics like access to finance, digital marketing and building-based development, one-to-one advice surgeries and opportunities to exhibit for participating social enterprises. The event is free to attend and includes lunch and refreshments as well as plenty of time for networking with other social entrepreneurs.

Book your place here. Full programme below.


09.30 Registration

10.00 Welcoming remarks

Social Enterprise Exchange – one year on
Steve Buckley, Community Media Solutions

Panel: Social enterprise – redefining business for good
Colette Harvey, Power to Change
Ruth Willis, South Yorkshire Community Foundation
Kath Baker, Sheffield City Region Growth Hub

Facilitator: Heather Rabett, Community and Voluntary Partners

11.15 Break

11.30 Social enterprise start-up – case stories

Manal Al-Wadhan, Our Disability Community
James Radford and Jordan Smith, Defeat the Street
Remi Bec, Go Fit 4 Fun CIC

Facilitator: Lahari Parchuri, Groundwork South Yorkshire

11.45 SEE video compilation

12.30 Lunch

13.15 Workshop and surgeries

Workshop 1 – Access to Finance (Facilitator: Steve Buckley, Community Media Solutions)
Workshop 2 – Building-based development (Facilitator: Richard Motley, Cultural Industries Quarter Agency)
Workshop 3 – Social media and digital marketing (Facilitator: Nicole Jewitt, Sheffield Live!)

Surgeries – one-to- one (book on the day)

Employment law and HR – Kathryn Mosley, Bhayani Law
Grants for social enterprise – Peter Foyle, SYFAB
Legal structures and governance – (tbc)

14.00 Break

14.15 Social enterprise growth – case stories

Michelle Nicholson, Key changes – Unlocking Women’s Potential
Simon Redding, Monkey Park CIC
Juliet Holling, Elmton & Cresswell Village Company
Gareth Roberts, Regather Cooperative

Facilitator: Richard Motley, Cultural Industries Quarter Agency

15.00 Concluding discussion – strategic perspectives and priorities

15.30 Close

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