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Broadening Horizons - Social Enterprise Mark CIC Conference, 5th & 6th June 2017

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Monday, 5 June 2017 at 13:00

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee VAT Quantity
5th & 6th June: Social Enterprise Mark Holders only   more info 4 Jun 2017 £82.00 £5.00 £17.40
5th June only: Social Enterprise Mark Holders only   more info 4 Jun 2017 £82.00 £5.00 £17.40
6th June only: Social Enterprise Mark Holders only   more info 4 Jun 2017 £82.00 £5.00 £17.40
6th June: Non Mark-holder social enterprise   more info 4 Jun 2017 £155.00 £9.02 £32.80
6th June: non-social enterprise   more info 4 Jun 2017 £240.00 £13.69 £50.74
6th June: Individual   more info 4 Jun 2017 £155.00 £9.02 £32.80
Social Enterprise Mark Holder exhibitor pass   more info Ended £50.00 £3.24 £10.65

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It’s a new world. The old rules appear to have been thrown away!

This conference will challenge the status quo and look at the opportunities for social enterprise to look beyond the usual ‘public service delivery’ comfort zone, by challenging participants to think about the wider world, Brexit and the market opportunities.



Please click here to download a copy of the agenda


Monday 5th June


An exclusive day for Social Enterprise Mark/Gold Mark Holders to meet, network and share good practice



1.30pm Registration and exhibition/networking with refreshments

2.00pm Welcome from Lucy Findlay (MD of Social Enterprise Mark CIC)


2.15pm Leading a successful social enterprise to create social impactdiscussion led by Simon Donovan, Chief Executive of Manor House Development Trust


3.00pm Mark Holder Forum,
chaired by Sara Burgess, former CIC Regulator:

A chance to network and share updates with fellow Mark Holders, e.g. sharing good practice, discussing successes and challenges, and how Social Enterprise Mark CIC can support you.


Followed by:

5.00 - 7.30pm Awards celebration evening - drinks reception:

- Celebrating the achievements of accredited social enterprises

- Social Enterprise Mark/Gold Mark presentations

Award presentations by James Evans of theSocial Enterprise Mark independent Certification Panel

 All conference delegates are invited to attend the drinks reception




Tuesday 6th June


Pushing the boundaries of social enterprise: exploring new opportunities

The conference is open to everyone, either working in/with social enterprises, or those wanting to know more about the expanding social enterprise sector and opportunities to work with social enterprises


Chair - Lucy Findlay (Managing Director of Social Enterprise Mark CIC)


9.00am  Registration and exhibition/networking


9.30am  Welcome from Professor Joy Carter, Vice Chancellor of Winchester University


9.50am  Welome/introduction from Lucy Findlay, MD of Social Enterprise Mark CIC


10.00am 'In conversation with John Denham' Q&A session with Professor John Denham, Director, Centre for English Identity and Politics at University of Winchester, and former Minister for Business, Innovation and Skills/Minister for Communites and Local Government



10.30am 'Pushing the boundaries of social enterprise: engaging with new markets'

Panel discussion on new and emerging markets for social enterprise, chaired by Ian Bretman, Board member of Fairtrade International


Organisation Name
hiSbe Amy Anslow
Northdoc Liam Quinn
VIRTŪ ROCKS Guillaume Vaslin
York St John University       Mike Calvert 


11.30am Refreshments and exhibition/networking


12:00pm Workshops (delegates to choose one workshop to attend):


1) Can workshop social enterprises really compete in a cut throat market? Ian Middleton, Founding Director of Axios and Social Enterprise Mark CIC Chair

An interactive workshop to discuss the capabilities of social enterprises as commercial businesses, and how     they can more effectively compete in commercial markets


2) The social investment market - Richard Frost, Head of Ventures at Resonance

This workshop will include an overview of the social investment market, the opportunities and availability of social finance. Richard will look at a case study of how social investment can lead to increased impact and greater financial sustainability. The workshop will also cover typical questions any organisation seeking social investment should ask themselves before moving forward.


3) Whose impact is it anyway? - Mark Sharman and Emma Leatherbarrow, Help & Care Ltd

Mark and Emma share their experience of the pleasures and pitfalls of understanding impact. From case studies to social return on investment, commissioners and funders are increasingly asking for evidence of the difference projects make to people’s lives and how they might affect the use of other services. This session will give you a flavour of how Help & Care approach this across a diverse range of services, pragmatically and honestly. Knowledge of statistics not required!


4) Social accounting and audit - Dr Dave Furze, Director of Social Audit Network

An overview of social accounting and audit, and why it could be important that a social enterprise should do it



1.00pm  Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition                                        



Student powered social change - Winchester Hub

Exploring how Student Hubs support students to take action on social issues, as well as how Winchester Hub has tailored their approach locally in order to support more students to take action on social issues. Students past and present will talk about how they got involved, and what impact their social action has had for them and for their local community


3.00pm  Closing keynote – Nigel Kershaw OBE, Chair of The Big Issue Group


4.00pm  Close



 Who should attend?


• Social Enterprise Mark holders - CEOs, senior managers, marketing and communications

• Emerging and established social enterprises

• Charities

• Housing associations

• Businesses and corporations wanting to know more about social enterprises and social value

• Policy makers, procurement officers, local authorities

• Commissioners, health and social care organisations

• Networking and representative bodies






Nigel Kershaw OBE

      Professor John Denham
Executive Chair      

Director of Centre for English Identity and Politics

The Big Issue Group       University of Winchester
Amy Anslow       Catherine Mitchell
Co-Founder       Manager
hiSbe       Winchester Hub
Simon Donovan       Liam Quinn
Chief Executive       Chief Executive
Manor House Development Trust       Northdoc
Guillaume Vaslin       Mike Calvert
Co-Founder       Social Innovation Developer
Virtu ROCKS       York St John University
Richard Frost       Mark Sharman
Head of Ventures       Chief Executive
Resonance       Help & Care Ltd
Dr Dave Furze       Ian Middleton
Director       Chair
Social Audit Network       Social Enterprise Mark CIC




Sponsorship Opportunities

The event is being hosted by University of Winchester, as the headline sponsor.

There are a range of other sponsorship opportunities available, including co-headline sponsorship, workshop sponsorship and exhibition sponsorship. Please get in touch if you are interested in being involved as a sponsor.






The event is being held at University of Winchester West Downs campus. We have secured a preferential rate at The Wichester Royal Hotel, which is less than a mile from the venue.


The single occupancy rate is £89 and the double occupancy rate is £99, inclusive of breakfast and VAT. There are 25 rooms reserved for 5th June - to book your room, please contact the hotel on 0330 102 7242, quoting reference 69894 to claim this rate.


Please note - the reserved rooms will only be held until 4th May 2017, after which time we can't guarantee that there will be availability, or that rooms will be available at the preferential rate.


Parking is available at the hotel on a first come first served basis.

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University of Winchester
West Downs Campus, Romsey Road
SO22 5HT Hampshire
United Kingdom

Monday, 5 June 2017 at 13:00

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Social Enterprise Mark CIC

Social Enterprise Mark CIC is the social enterprise accreditation authority, which ensures the social enterprise business model remains ethical, credible and commercial through accreditation.

We are responsible for assessing applications for the internationally recognised Social Enterprise Mark and Social Enterprise Gold Mark. We exist to recognise and promote social enterprises as competitive, sustainable businesses, dedicated to maximising social impact above shareholder profit. 

The Social Enterprise Mark is the only internationally available social enterprise accreditation, enabling credible social enterprises to prove they put the interests of people and planet before shareholder gain. The Mark acts as an independent, externally assessed guarantee that a business is operating as a social enterprise, with the central aim of using income/profits to maximise social benefit, taking precedent over generating dividends for owners/shareholders.

The Social Enterprise Gold Mark provides a route to social enterprise excellence. The Gold Mark offers enhanced accreditation to social enterprises which can show best practice in proof points across key business areas, including financial transparency and business ethics. It is a business development tool that sets benchmarks and an action plan for continuous improvement.

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