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How can social and community enterprises access public sector assets?

The Guardian

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (BST)

How can social and community enterprises access public...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Standard delegate rate (£395 +VAT) Ended £474.00 £0.00
Social enterprise, public and third sector delegate rate (£145 +VAT) Ended £174.00 £0.00
Guardian Social Enterprise Network and ClearlySo members' rate (£95 +VAT) Ended £114.00 £0.00

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Event Details

How can social and community enterprises access public sector assets?

A Guardian Social Enterprise Network half-day seminar in association with ClearlySo.

Assets such as buildings and land, currently owned by public authorities, are being made available for transfer to community and social enterprises, often at preferential rates. Learn about forthcoming legislation and discuss the pros and cons of taking on community assets. Examine the transfer process and explore which tactics and strategies are most effective for your social enterprise. Rod Schwartz, CEO of ClearlySo will chair this seminar.

Benefits of attending

- Understand the theory and practice of public sector asset transfer
- Learn about forthcoming legislation
- Hear case-studies
- Explore effective strategies and tactics
- Network with experts and peers

Chair

Rodney Schwartz is chief executive of ClearlySo, an online marketplace for social business & enterprise, commerce and investment.

Speakers

Tim Byles, CEO, Cornerstone (former Chief Executive, Partnerships for Schools & Norfolk County Council)

Tony Rich, CEO, Rich Regeneration

Darren Taylor, Founder & CEO, Eco Computer Systems

Iain Tuckett, Group Director, Coin Street Community Builders

Chris White MP

Programme:

09.00

Registration opens

 

09.30

Chairmen’s Welcome

David Mills, Editor, Guardian Social Enterprise Network

Rodney Schwartz, CEO, ClearlySo & Seminar Chair

09.35

Marrying public sector values  with private sector discipline &  capital

  • Buying up surplus public sector assets
  • Delivering free schools

Tim Byles, CEO, Cornerstone

(former Chief Executive, Partnerships for Schools & Norfolk County Council)         

10.00

Taking over community buildings

  • Balancing commercial & community objectives
  • Key stages in the planning & asset development process

Iain Tuckett, Group Director, Coin Street Community Builders

10.25

Taking over community libraries

  • Securing the asset and funding its development
  • Delivering a professional library service

Darren Taylor, Founder & CEO, Eco Computer Systems & Tony Rich, CEO, Rich Regeneration

10.45

Coffee break

 

11.15

The role of government

Chris White MP

11.30

Navigating the legal minefield

Legal expert on public sector asset transfer

12.00

Peer learning session

 

Tim Byles, Iain Tuckett, Darren Taylor, Tony Rich & Legal expert

12.55

Chairman’s closing remarks

Rodney Schwartz, CEO, ClearlySo

13.00

Close

 


For more information, call 0203 353 4059 or email seminars@guardian.co.uk.

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When & Where

Kings Place
90 York Way
N1 9AG London
United Kingdom

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (BST)


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The Guardian

For more information, call 0203 353 4059 or email seminars@guardian.co.uk.

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