Innovation After Hours with Bill from USEL

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Come after hours to be inspired and to make interesting new connections over drinks and food!

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Innovation After Hours is a chance to meet up with people who are interested in innovation and entrepreneurship and to be inspired by those who are working on interesting ventures. October's guest speaker will be Bill Atkinson, CEO of Usel (Ulster Supported Employment and Learning). Bill was appointed CEO in 2015 to drive Strategic Leadership, Innovation and a Circular Economy, under a social enterprise model.

Usel, under Bill’s leadership, is Northern Ireland’s largest provider of supported employment for people with disabilities or health related conditions. Its strategic vision is to “Champion Ability”, helping people living with disabilities and health related conditions find and sustain employment. Its manufacturing operation, based on Cambrai Street, produces a wide range of products, including mattresses, hand stitched vintage leather satchels and bespoke bags for clients such as UK emergency services.

Bill has over 25 years’ experience working in several key strategic roles across sectors including engineering, manufacturing, aerospace, education and training, and, telecommunications. He has worked for companies such as Harland & Wolfe, Montupet and BT. His knowledge and experience within these industries brings a specialist dynamic to Usel within its Corporate Services and Manufacturing Operations.

The Graduate School is committed to embedding social enterprise across our supply chain and we are delighted to welcome Bill as our guest speaker for Innovation After Hours on Thursday 3rd October at 6pm. Bill will be sharing Usel's unique story of supporting the community as well as providing a whole host of quality, sustainable products operating across a circular economy business model. Usel were also last year's winner of the Social Impact Award at the Social Enterprise NI Awards.

Come after hours to make interesting new connections over drinks and food!

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The Graduate School Social Space

The Graduate School

1st Floor Social Space

Belfast

BT71NN

United Kingdom

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