Join us for The Time is Now! and explore what sustainability means to you and your social enterprise

The partners of the Social Enterprise Exchange have come together to bring you an in-person event offering you the chance to connect with others and explore what it means to be sustainable in today’s world. After a period of online networking and connecting, we are excited to bring to you an in-person conference where we will hear from individuals and organisations locally about what sustainability means to them. The day will consist of an opening keynote and panel discussion followed by some workshops, lunch and an afternoon of facilitated networking. The conference is free and open to anyone working with, in or interested in the social enterprise sector. We hope you can join us and look forward to inviting you to be present with us to celebrate the region’s social enterprise.

How will the day look?

09:30 – 10:00 : Arrive, grab a tea or coffee and get yourself settled
10:00 – 10:10 : Welcome and Introduction to the day
10:10 – 10:15 : Opening Keynote from Peter Holbrook, CEO of Social Enterprise UK
10:15 – 11:30 : Panel session – What might sustainability look like?
We will be welcoming a group of panelists including Gareth Roberts from Sheffood; Jennie Street from Rhubarb Farm; Gordon Watts from South Yorkshire Housing Association; David Gray from River Stewardship Company and Sheffield Sustainability Network; and Tanya Basharat from Shipshape (tbc)
11:30 – 12:40 : Workshop session
Workshop 1: Storying your Social Enterprise (with Vicky Grant from Storying Health)
Workshop 2: Social enterprise sustainability (with Steve Buckley from Community Media Solutions)
12:40 – 13:50 : We invite you to join us for lunch.
13:50 – 14:10 : The afternoon will begin with a Power Hour session with Hayley Ekwubiri from Self Empowered
14:10 – 15:30 : The remainder of the afternoon will provide an opportunity for in person networking. Jodie Marshall from Sheffield Social Enterprise Network will lead us in some facilitated networking to encourage you to engage with others, whilst also considering what actions you might take away from the day.

Covid safety

Please note, that we are working hard to make the event Covid-safe as much as possible. The venue will be ventilated and has plenty of space to allow us to social distance. We suggest that masks are worn when you are moving around the venue and ask you to take a Lateral Flow Test before attending the event. If you haven’t already you can order these online at We ask that if your Lateral Flow test is Positive or you have Covid Symptoms, you do not attend the event.

Register below to book your place…