Are Social Entrepreneurs the Business Leaders of the Future?

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BT Skills for Tomorrow supports Great British Entrepreneur Awards

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Great British Entrepreneur Awards in association with BT Skills for Tomorrow have designed a free, live-streamed series of 'Lightbulb Sessions' to support small businesses and entrepreneurs with insightful and advice-driven sessions with the UK's brilliant entrepreneurial minds to illuminate their path to entrepreneurial success.

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11:30 - 12:30 Are Social Entrepreneurs the Business Leaders of the Future?

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In this free session, the Great British Entrepreneur Awards will speak with leading social entrepeneur and passionate changemaker, Mel Young MBE to discuss the role of social entrepreneurs and how to creat social good with a purpose-driven business.

Co-founder of New Ism, Homeless World Cup, Big Issue Scotland and Senscot (Social Entrepreneurs Network Scotland), Mel will identify how being a social enterprise can compare to a purely for-profit business, what it means to be a social entrepreneurs and have social values, and how your business can support change in the world for a brighter future.

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Mel Young is a leading social entrepreneur and passionate changemaker, and has spent his career fighting exclusion and inequality. With a background in journalism, he has founded several initiatives, including The Big Issue in Scotland and International Network of Street Papers. He is best known, however, for establishing the Homeless World Cup: under his leadership, it has grown into a globally recognised brand that has changed the lives of over a million homeless people around the world. He has helped set up Million Seater Stadium, an online fundraising platform which raises funds for charities that use sport to transform communities around the world. He is now harnessing his experience and expertise for an even bigger cause. His latest venture is a discussion forum with a huge ambition – to create a new, more inclusive economic system that brings together the efforts of social innovators across the world. The New Ism will invite these trailblazers to debate across several formats how to create sustainable and widespread change. He is Chairman of Sport Scotland and on the board of UK Sport, promoting the role of sport in transforming society. He speaks at events around the world and continues to write – he has a regular blog and recently released his first book, Home Game. He is a Senior Ashoka Fellow and a Schwab Fellow of the World Economic Forum, and was awarded an MBE in 2017.

BT Skills For Tomorrow

It’s more important than ever to have digital business skills. Through our BT Skills for Tomorrow programme, small business owners and employees can learn from our expert-led webinars and online courses. Our partnerships with Small Business Britain, Great British Entrepreneur Awards and Google Digital Garage gives you a wide range of courses and topics to choose from.

Whether you’re just starting out, or ready to scale up, we can help you with a range of topics; like digital marketing, online tools, social media, managing a team remotely and data protection.

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