Social Enterprise: Make Money Doing Good

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The Enterprise Centre, UEA

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Norwich Research Park

Norwich

NR4 7TJ

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Come along to get inspired & take your first steps towards starting your own social enterprise making profit while helping people and planet

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One million people in the UK are employed by social enterprises. Social enterprises build homes, run double decker buses and make chocolate. You may have used a social enterprise today without even knowing it.

Charities, public services and not for profit organisations now need to operate more commercially and find entrepreneurial ways to bring in funding. At the same time, many businesses are doing things to improve lives and communities. At what point do these charities and businesses cross over to become social enterprises?

Come along to our workshop for a chance to find out more about starting a social enterprise and learn directly from our panel of local social entrepreneurs about how they are making profit with purpose.

Heidi Fisher , Founder of Make an Impact C.I.C, www.makeanimpactcic.co.uk

Heidi is a multi-award winning specialist in social enterprise and social impact, having worked with over 2,100 organisations ranging from start-ups to those with over £1 billion of income. Heidi is listed on the WISE100 (2017) as one of the 100 most influential and inspiring women in social enterprise in the UK, and her CIC (Make an Impact) is listed on the NatWest SE100 Index 2019 .

Rebecca White , Founder of Your Own Place C.I.C, www.yourownplace.org.uk

Rebecca White is the CEO and Founder of Your Own Place CIC, a social enterprise committed to finding new solutions to help prevent homelessness.As a qualified secondary school teacher with years of experience working with people from all backgrounds as well as commissioners, politicians, business people and leaders, Rebecca exemplifies the successful combination of operational, strategic and business experience. What really drives Rebecca is social inequality. By the roll of a dice a person’s life chances are dramatically altered. Homelessness is just one manifestation of this and until people have equality of opportunity Rebecca will work tirelessly to champion disadvantaged people.

Jacqui Starling , founder of Lola Stafford Consulting, www.lolastaffordconsulting.co.uk

Lola Stafford Consulting Ltd was created in April 2013 to focus on developing and sustaining social impact activities which contribute to economic wellbeing in communities such as social enterprise start-up programmes, and develops a wide range of youth led projects ranging from bespoke resilience workshops to the Norfolk Police & Crime Commissioner's Youth Commission. The Founder, Jacqui Starling, has experience of working in commercial, public sector and social enterprise environments but her passion lies in creating projects where the outcomes are meaningful, sustainable and tangible. Pet hates are weak tea, insipid red wine and insincere people but her big love is Lola the Stafford wherein lies a tale (or tail!)…..

Who is this workshop for?

  • Anyone with a business idea they want to turn into reality
  • Anyone with an interest in social enterprise and businesses that seek to create a positive social and environmental impact
  • Anyone wanting to meet and hear about the stories behind successful, Norwich-based social entrepreneurs

What will you gain from this event?

  • Gain greater understanding of their options
  • Feel inspired
  • Make some useful contacts
  • And more!
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The Enterprise Centre, UEA

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Norwich Research Park

Norwich

NR4 7TJ

United Kingdom

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