Under One Roof: Social Enterprise Launch
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 from 09:30 to 15:30 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
You are warmly invited to attend the launch of “Under One Roof” a partnership project on Social Enterprise led by Keele University in conjunction with Staffordshire University.
“Under One Roof” is one of six Social Enterprise Thematic Clusters funded via a Government initiative offered by UnLtd (https://unltd.org.uk/).
This strategic launch event will connect key partners who are passionate about Social Enterprise and its role in Staffordshire. It will address the following questions:
- What is the national picture for Social Enterprise?
- How are we responding to Social Enterprise in Staffordshire?
- How we can all collaborate and champion Social Enterprise across the county?
- How can organisations connect and share knowledge to raise the profile of Social Enterprise in Staffordshire?
You can expect excellent plenary speakers, including Prof Nick Foskett Vice Chancellor from Keele University and Prof Michael Gunn Vice Chancellor from Staffordshire University as well as representatives from UnLtd, Prime and the YMCA.
The afternoon will offer Social Enterprise workshops as well as opportunities to meet new people and networking opportunities to shape the future of Social Enterprise in Staffordshire.
9.30 Arrivals and Registration
Chair for the day: Kym Billington-Baddley & Pete Twilley
10.00 Welcome Address: Vice Chancellors - Professor Nick Foskett, & Professor Michael Gunn
10.20 Zulfiqar Ahmed, Director of Development, UnLtd, HEI perspective and wider partnership initiatives
10.35 Danny Flynn, CEO, and Glen Handforth, Chair of YMCA
10.50 Dr Jane Krishnadas, School of Law & Centre for Professional Ethics, presenting CLOCK
11.05 Round table discussions – Social Enterprise in Staffordshire – Looking to the Future
What will the best possible future for social enterprise in Staffordshire look like?
What will help us get there?
11.30 Coffee break
11.40 Dr Sharon George, Entrepreneurship, Keele
11.50 Peter Twilley, Growing Your Social Enterprise, Staffordshire University
12.00 Workshop 1,2,3,4
1.00 Lunch and networking
2.00 Workshop 1,2,3,4
3.30 Thanks and close
During the morning break and over lunchtime, delegates can experience a “gong bath” journey, delivered in The Terrace Room and offered as group or individual experience. Set up 4 months ago as a small social enterprise.
Gong Master: John Shapter and partner June Shapter.
Go on……………..find your inner peace.
1) Examining Social Enterprise from a National perspective, linking to Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) work from a regional and local perspective and examining Social Value.
Led and facilitated by: Nickala Torkington, UnLtd, and Richard Dickens, Director, Make it Happen.
This workshop is aimed at CEO’s, MD’s, strategists and senior partners.
2) To be or not to be a Social Enterprise
The fundamentals social enterprise as a business, the exploration of grant funded start-ups to sustainability.
Lead and facilitated by: Danny Flynn, CEO, YMCA
Building on his presentation
This workshop is aimed at individuals considering social enterprise as a business start-up model and Community Interest Companies considering the social enterprise model.
3) Start-up Funding for Social Enterprise
Exploration of types of funding available to start-up a social enterprise, with examples of where funding can be drawn from to turn your business idea into reality.
Led and facilitated by: Nicci Dickens, Director, Make it Happen
This workshop is aimed at anyone thinking of starting a social enterprise that wishes to understand the different types of funding available and their accessibility
4) Taking the First Steps to Social Enterprise
What journey do you need to take?
What is right for your business idea?
Showcase of best practice with case studies
Lead and facilitated by: Pete Twilley, Becky Unsworth
This workshop is aimed at students who have recently been awarded some funding or are thinking of starting a social enterprise.