A Breakfast Event Exploring Opportunities in Social Enterprise

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The Banqueting Hall at Belfast City Hall

Donegall Square N

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A Breakfast Event Exploring Opportunities in Social Enterprise

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Doing Well & Doing Good

Leaders who Build Businesses that Change Lives

Venue: The Banqueting Hall at Belfast City Hall

Date & Time: Thursday 26th September from 8.30am – 10.30am (commences with breakfast)

Attendees: This event will be of interest to those interested in:

  • Starting, or thinking of starting, a social business.
  • Supporting a social business (as a consultant or board member)
  • Encouraging entrepreneurial activity within their community/network

Speakers:

Josh Babarinde, Founder of Cracked It

Josh is Founder and Chief Executive of Cracked It, London's award-winning social enterprise smartphone repair service, staffed by young ex-offenders. Cracked It runs pop-up workplace repair clinics in organisations including the US Embassy, Ministry of Justice, Barclays and River Island. In 2019, Cracked It was named Social Enterprise of the Year by the Evening Standard and also by the Centre for Social Justice. Josh himself was named in the Forbes '30 Under 30 in Europe' Class of 2019. He will share the Cracked It story, the lessons that he has learned along the way and his view on the opportunities that exist within social business.

Dave Linton, Founder of Madlug

In 2015 Dave learned that most children in care transport their worldly belongings in a bin bag and he set out to do something about it. With £480 and zero business experience he started Madlug (Make a Difference Luggage) with a mission to help every child in care travel with dignity. In 2016 Dave was listed as one of the 50 New Radicals by The Guardian and, following a successful crowdfunding campaign in 2017, he was invited to brunch with Sir Richard Branson! Madlug is gaining traction across the UK & Ireland and Dave is passionate about using Madlug to influence a new young generation of social entrepreneurs. He will share the Madlug story and the business insights that have helped him build the brand and grow an award-winning social business.

Professor Emeritus Ken O’Neill, Ulster University

Ken is Chair of the School for Social Enterprises in Ireland – the only organisation devoted exclusively to the development of leadership and management in the social economy on this island. He has also served as President of the International Council for Small Business and Chairman of Young Enterprise in NI. His most recent books are entitled ‘Understanding Enterprise, Entrepreneurs & Small Business’ and ‘Understanding the Social Economy’ (co-authored with Simon Bridge and Brendan Murtagh respectively). Ken will chair the event and share his own insights on opportunities within social business.

This event will also mark the official launch of Belfast City Council's new Social Enterprise and Cooperative Support Programme delivered by Work West Enterprise Agency.

Please note: by registering for this event you are agreeing to your details being shared with Belfast City Council Economic Development Department . Personal data may be shared internally within the council with staff who are involved in providing business support and on occasions, between departments with the purpose of supporting an effective delivery of service. Additionally, for you to receive the most appropriate business support, Belfast City Council is required to share your personal data with other organisations who run specific programmes on behalf of the council’s Economic Development Unit. Please note, this sharing is essential for you to proceed on to a particular programme and therefore your details are shared solely for the purpose of business support provision. Your personal data will only be shared with an organisation that will provide you with the correct assistance and advice focusing on your needs. The organisations involved are data controllers in their own right under Data Protection legislation and have a legal obligation to ensure they process your personal data safely and securely and in line with the General Data Protection Regulation.
Belfast City Council will not share or disclose your personal data to any other organisation without your consent or unless the law places an obligation on the council to do so.

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The Banqueting Hall at Belfast City Hall

Donegall Square N

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BT1 5JD

United Kingdom

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