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Models for Social Enterprise Growth


This one-day seminar offers a unique opportunity to explore different models for growth.

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

11.15 Break

11.30 Getting Big – Mergers and Acquisitions

13.00 Lunch and Networking

13.45 Being Big and Small – Joint Ventures and Consortia

15.15 Break

15.45 Hatching new social Ventures:Incubating and spinning out new social enterprises

17.15 End

Speakers include

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


22 November 2012 at 9:30am - 4:30pm


Scandinavian House, 2-6 Cannon Street, EC4M 6YH London

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