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This one-day seminar offers a unique opportunity to explore different models for growth, looking in particular at: mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, consortia, and the incubation /spin out of new ventures. The seminar will explore the critical factors for success.
It is aimed at social enterprise leaders who want their businesses to flourish and grow in this demanding economic climate. The seminar will also be of great value to organisations providing support to social enterprises and others that want to broaden their knowledge in this area.
Participants will hear from expert advisors in this field and from a selection of case studies drawing on the experience of the leaders of some of the UK’s most successful social enterprises. The event will also feature innovative international models and experience, including the Italian social enterprise consortia.
Who should attend? Social enterprise leaders; business advisors; social investors; others interested in the growth of social enterprise.
09.30 Registration and Coffee
10.00 Options and Issues for Growth
11.30 Getting Big – Mergers and Acquisitions
13.00 Lunch and Networking
13.45 Being Big and Small – Joint Ventures and Consortia
15.45 Hatching new social Ventures:Incubating and spinning out new social enterprises
Julian Blake - Bates Wells & Braithwaite
Jonathan Bland - Social Business International
Flaviano Zandonai - Euricse (Italy)
Simon Denny - University of Northampton
Rebecca Dray - Dimensions Community Enterprises
Martin Kinsella - P3
Matt Knopp - Eastside Consulting
Andrew Jesson - Unity Trust Bank
Fay Selvan - Big Life Group
Geoff Walker - Sandwell Community Caring Trust
Vivian Woodell - The Phone Co-op
Why should you attend?
The seminar is designed to equip participants with the practical information and knowledge to support the development of successful growth strategies. It will provide inspiration with stories of what is possible and give some much-needed insight into the potential pitfalls to avoid and lessons learned.
The event will provide a unique opportunity for networking with your peers as well as legal, financial and social enterprise experts.
Full programme details can be found on the Social Business International website: www.socialbusinessint.com
When & Where
Social Business International
Social Business International (SBI) specialises in knowledge transfer and innovation in the field of social enterprise. Our mission is to share know-how and best practice about social enterprise across international boundaries.
SBI manages an initiative called E3M which brings together social enterprise leaders and expert partners working in public service delivery