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UoD EntWeek 2017 - Social Enterprise in Dundee Workshop
Tue 21 February 2017, 15:00 – 17:00 GMT
As part of the University of Dundee's Entrepreneurship Week 2017 we are pleased to have the Dundee Social Enterprise Network delivering a workshop providing an understanding of what a Social Enterprise is, how to start and run one and what support is available to you to get one off the ground. Also hear from inspirational social entrepreneur speakers.
Susan Smith, Chief Executive DSEN. Social enterprise: Local, national and future opportunities. 15 -20 minutes
Derek Marshall, Chief Executive The Factory Skatepark: The Story So Far. 15 minutes
Derek leads one of the first and leading social enterprises in Dundee. the Factory Skatepark has won numerous awards and Derek is on national groups developing SE for the future. He is also the Chair of Voluntary Action Scotland.
Derek worked as an operational firefighter for 17 years followed by 6 years as financial administrator for a charity in Dundee. Currently he is CEO of the Factory Skatepark & children’s soft-play centers in Dundee which have won a number of awards for social impact and business over recent years. Derek has worked in the Social Enterprise sector for 16 years during which he has been involved in establishing a number of charities and social companies and raising over £4m for these enterprises. A social entrepreneur working in this country and Uganda he is constantly looking for opportunities to develop services and facilities for communities using fully sustainable business models and firmly believe that individuals and communities need a hand up rather than hand outs!
- Chair of Dundee Social Enterprise Network
- Member of National Sport and Social Enterprise Network Steering Group
- Convener of Voluntary Action Scotland
- Board Member of Dundee Single Interface
- Trustee of Dundee Foodbank
- Chairman of Angus Foodbank
- CEO/Chairman of Factory Group of Companies
- Director of several social businesses & charities
Jessie Bruce, Development Officer Dundee Futures Fund: Create a Social Enterprise. An interactive session. 45 mins – hour.
#UoDEntWeek2017 Register below.
Open to: UoD Students, Staff, Recent Graduates and General Public
The week of events is being held to coincide with Dundee Business Week supporting businesses, enterprise and entrepreneurship across the city.