Franchise Master Class for Social Enterprises in the North West - Liverpool
Friday, March 4, 2011 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM (GMT)
Social Enterprise North West are running a series of Master Classes supported by the Office for Civil Society and North West Development Agency. Places are limited, so please confirm attendance as soon as possible.
Following the success of a range of Master Classes, which ran during Jan-March 2010, Social Enterprise North West has been commissioned by the North West Development Agency and Office of Civil Society to run another series of Classes.
The target group for the Master Classes are Social Entrepreneurs, Social Enterprise and Business Link Social Enterprise Champions.
Lunch & refreshments will be provided throughout the day. Therefore, please specify if you have any special dietary requirements.
Karen Wood – Chief Executive of NESEP.
Karen has 20 years experience in the social enterprise sector and 5 years involvement in social franchising and replication. This includes personal experience in social franchising and business support to social enterprise replication models. Karen currently leads the national programme to develop an information and training resource in this area.
Karen will be the main contact and mange this work.
Robert is a leading UK expert in alternative business growth models. He is a trained lawyer and was previously the British Franchise Association’s first accreditation manager responsible for membership, accreditation, training and dispute resolution.
Since 2004 Robert has been involved in training, advising and supporting social businesses in this area of growth.
The objectives covered in the session (depending on the outcome of the pre-session consultation) are envisaged to be:
· Give participants an understanding of the spectrum of replication options and opportunities
· Give an overview of the pros and cons of different models
· Discuss and explore key success criteria
· Give an overview of the journey and key decisions that need to be made along the way if an alternative growth option is taken
· Explore with participants key areas of consideration such as intellectual property, social value, relationships, recruitment, legal aspects
Learning Outcomes for Participants
· Participants understand the range of replication options and opportunities for alternative growth for social businesses
· Participants understand when and how to approach replication
· Participants understand the business development and support journey and can identify their needs
· Participants understand where further information can be gained
Following the session NESEP will ask participants to evaluate the workshops. Following this NESEP will produce a report on the main issues raised, learning outcomes and further development needs, plus signposting to future information.
When & Where
Social Enterprise North West
Social Enterprise North West, SENW, has been established as a regional network and its directors include representatives of social enterprise networks from across the region. SENW achieves accountability to the sector through direct links to the accountable Social Enterprise networks like the Development Trust Association and Cooperatives North West.
We’re In Business for Good
- To raise the profile of social enterprise in the North West of England.
- To represent the interests of the North West of England’s social enterprise sector.
- To encourage mutual support, inter-trading, sharing of best practice, training and development opportunities between social enterprises.
- To work with local, regional, national transnational bodies to strengthen the social enterprise sector.