SEYH Awards nominations open

Social Enterprise Yorkshire and the Humber are launching the annual search to find the region’s most dynamic and innovative social enterprises.

Entries for the Social Enterprise Awards are open. Judges are looking for outstanding examples of businesses that are delivering real social impact and competing effectively in a commercial market.
  
 
Alex Sobel, General Manager of Social Enterprise Yorkshire and the Humber, who organise the awards, said: “We are looking for examples of best practice that would be groundbreaking in more traditional commercial businesses. Social enterprises are operating in the same economic climate as other businesses so we are looking for those that are bucking the trend.
 
“Often social enterprises don’t realise just how good they are. These awards are a great way of benchmarking your performance and achievements against others”
 
There are four categories in the Social Enterprise Awards: Start up of the Year, Social Impact, Social Investment, Social Entrepreneur of the Year and Social Enterprise of the Year.
 
 
The closing date for entries is September 11th. To enter Start up of the Year, Social Entrepreneur of the Year and Social Enterprise of the Year Awards download SEYH_Award_form_Blank.doc and for Social Impact and Social Investment download SEYH_Award_form_Social_Impact_investment.doc
 
The Awards will be presented on the 9th October at the Shay Stadium Halifax
 
Tickets can be booked for £30 (plus booking fee) each at our booking site
 
Event Partner
 
 
 
 
Social Enterprise of the Year sponsored by

 
Social Investment sponsored by
 

Social Impact Award sponsored by

Social Entrepreneur of the Year sponsored by
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Retail units across Wakefield available

A range of retail units leased by Wakefield & District Housing:

5-7 Barden Road, Eastmoor - double unit in busy residential area

24 Duke of York Avenue, Portobello - newly renovated ground floor shop with living accomodation

255 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Normanton

31-33 Hoyland Road, Kettlethorpe - one of eight units on a parade, recently refurbished

67 Kirkby Road, Hemsworth - recently refurbished

64 Thirlmere Road, Flanshaw - wide shop front in busy residential estate

1 Highfield Centre, Hemsworth - ground floor end terrace unit

13 Beancroft Street, Castleford - sizeable property in busy residential area

5 Pinewood Place, Knottingley - middle of a parade, ready to be moved into quickly

13 The Circle, Chequerfield - part of a busy 14 shop parade

2 Highfield Centre, Hemsworth - multi-room property in middle of a 5 unit parade

32 Aire Street, Knottingley - ground floor end terrace with seperate residential accomodation above

78 Thirlmere Road, Flanshaw - ground floor double fronted unit with kitchen and parking

2 The Circle, Chequerfield - part of a busy 14 shop parade

76 Thirlmere Road, Flanshaw

Full details and contact information here:

retail wdh

 

Administration cost for these properties vary depending on suite required:

 

Retail

Up to 500 Square Feet £100

500 to 1000 Square Feet £250

Over 1000 Square Feet £500

 

For more information about SEYH's property brokerage service click here.

To apply download Property_Application.doc or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 
Working Capital Conference 2014

Working Capital 2014 will be held on the 28th February at The Tetley in Leeds

Tickets can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/working-capital-conference-2014-tickets-10144698065

 

WORKING CAPITAL CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

9.15-9.45: REGISTRATION

9.45-9.50: WELCOME

Alex Sobel, SEYH 

9.50-10.20: AN AUDIENCE WITH NICK O’DONOHOE

Nick O’Donohoe, Chief Executive Officer, Big Society Capital

Interviewed by

Paul Schofield, Cabinet Office

10.20-10.45: The Impact of Investment

Clara Barby, Bridges Ventures

10.45-11.30: Morning Debate

The Shape of the Social Investment Market

Social Investment is no longer for traditional Social Enterprises but increasingly For Profit Social Businesses are also eligible. A range of major funds are already here and more are in the pipeline. How is the market developing and will Social Businesses have an affect on how it is shaped? Is the Investment Readiness Funding really helping get organisations to take risk capital? Is Impact Measurement and Reporting the biggest challenge as legal structures become less of a criteria? How we can ensure more supply means more and better quality deals? Who still isn’t able to access the market?

This is your chance to ask the panel and make your voice heard on the new Social Investment Marketplace.

Matt Smith, Fund Manager, Big Lottery Fund

Clara Barby, Bridges Ventures

Malcom Wrigley, Chair, Ecology Building Society and Partner, Wrigleys Solicitors

Val Jones, Chief Executive, Social Enterprise North West

Chair: Dan Hird, Head of Corporate Finance, Triodos

 

11.30-11.45: Coffee Break

 

11.45– 12.45: MORNING WORKSHOPS


1. What is Social Investment?

The Social Investment Market is undoubtedly growing. We are seeing more institutional funding being driven by Big Society Capital. What are the different forms of Social Investment and how can you access them. Hear from Big Society Capital and one of their Investees.

Geetha Rabindrakumar, Social Sector Leader, Big Society Capital

Ritchard Brazil, DERIC

2. Investment from the Ground Up – Community Shares and Community Assets

The Social Investment Market is undoubtedly growing. We are seeing more institutional funding being driven by Big Society Capital but also a growth in community shares, crowd funding and community asset transfer. How can the community and community assets be involved in Social Enterprise Development? Where is the market going? Join this workshop for a bit of future gazing!

Simon Borkin, Co-operatives UK

Natalie Pinon, SASC

3. Can social value help you make better decisions and grow your enterprise?

With new forms of finance and the Social Value Act measuring Social Value is becoming increasingly important. How can information from measuring social value be utilised by organisations and managers to make better decisions alongside satisfying stakeholders? Social Enterprises are also facing the challenge of how they retain and scale their Social Impact as they expand. Guy from CASA will talk about how CASA has overcome this challenge as they grew out of their founding base in Sunderland.

Marcus Hulme, Social Impact Director, Big Society Capital

Guy Turnbull, Care And Share Associates

 

12.45-13.45: LUNCH BREAK


13.45-14.15: TBC

 

14.15 – 14.45: Liverpool City Region Local Impact Fund

Val Jones, Chief Executive, Social Enterprise North West

Seb Elsworth, Director of Partnerships and Communications, Social Investment Business

 

14.45-15.15: Making Impact through Investment

 

Simon Evill, Head of Ventures, Clearly So

Simon identifies and builds relationships with ambitious social businesses and enterprises who are poised for growth and are looking for sound advice and access to socially and environmentally motivated investors to help them grow and magnify their social impact. He will be speaking about how investment has supported the growth of social impact in Clearly So’s investees.

15.15-15.25: CLOSING REMARKS 

Sam Tarff, Chief Executive, Key Fund

 

Conference Partners

 

                                          

Also supported by

 

 

 

 

 

 
SEYH Property Brokerage

 

SEYH are delighted to be working with Paul Hammond Associates to provide properties for Meanwhile Use to Social Enterprises at no cost.

Paul Hammond Associates manage properties on behalf of landlords who are unable to let them. The properties are retail, office and light industrial.

The initiative works due to the savings a landlord can make in terms of business rates and insurance costs, a portion of which the landlord donates back to the occupying organisation to cover their costs.

The only downside is that Paul Hammond can't guarantee the length of tenancy but it is in excess of 12 months on average with 2 weeks’ notice to quit.

Process

 

SEYH will list the properties on the property section of the website and twice a month list all the current vacancies in the newsletter. There will also be two deadlines a month to apply (Download an application Form Here: Property_Application.doc) and after each deadline SEYH will check the applications and choose the most suitable using the following criteria:

 

-          Eligibility for Business Rate Relief

-          Property Use

-          Viability of Enterprise

-          Geography

-          Track Record

 

If a relationship is brokered an invoice will be issued only at this stage.

 

SEYH will also have a list of prefered suppliers for complimentary services such as Furniture and Insurance.

 

Administration Charges

 

Retail

 

Up to 500 Square Feet £100

 

500 to 1000 Square Feet £250

 

Over 1000 Square Feet £500

 

Office

 

Up to 1000 Square Feet £100

 

Up to 2000 Square Feet £250

 

Over 2000 Square Feet £500

 

Light Industrial/Warehouse

 

Up to 1500 Square Feet £100

 

1500 to 5000 Square Feet £500


Over 5000 Square Feet £750

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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