Working Capital Conference 2016

Kelham Island Museum, Sheffield - 22nd March 2016

 

Working Capital is a Social Investment Conference designed to bring together the leading exponents in Social Investment with Social Enterprises, Community Enterprises and Social Enterpreneurs to learn about emerging products, do deals and undertake business. This is the fourth conference and this year's theme is 'New Opportunities'.

Our first announced Keynote speaker is Cliff Prior, newly appointed Chief Executive of Big Society Capital in one of his first public appearances.

We will be focussing on new opportunities in Social Investment and how organisations can be supported to be finance ready to take on investment. We will be hearing mainly from investees about their journey from an idea to fruition and the challenges, pitfalls, unexpected bonuses and how you can navigate through the complex world of finance to have a sucesful challenge. The social enterprises and charities who have recieved investment will be joined by their investors who will chip and can answer questions with the investees.

We will also have an expanded marketplace and workshops where you can chat to investors and learn more about how to get ready for social finance, what investors are looking for and how to sell your idea.

We have already got confirmed involvement from our event partners Big Society Capital as well as FSE, Charity Bank, Big Issue Invest, SASC and Unity Trust Bank.

The venue is Kelham Island Industrial Museum in Sheffield whose main gallery has a 200 delegate capacity theatre style.

More details and programme to follow - but book early to avoid dissapointment here.

 

Supported by

 
SEYH Conference and AGM 15/16

Octagon Centre, Hull - 29th January 2016

 

Going for Growth – Developing new products and services

 

9.45 am Registration

10.15am Introduction – Kathryn Sowerby and Alex Sobel, SEYH

10.20 am Welcome – Pete McGurn, Goodwin Development Trust Chief Executive

10.30 Keynote Speaker Tony Gledhill – Enabled Works

Tony will tell the story of how the Leeds and Pontefract Remploy Factories became a workers          co-operative undertaking Packing, distribution, Electrical and mechanical assembly.

10.55 Keynote Speaker Philip Bartey – Autism Plus

Philip will explain how Autism Plus built a chocolate factory and new social enterprise hub at Ampleforth has opened up exciting new opportunities to help autistic and disabled people into employment

11.25 am Comfort Break

11.30am Showcases and Tours –

Showcase 1 Setting up a Social Enterprise Research Service – Alistair Ponton, Viewpoint

Alistair will explain how Viewpoint established a high quality research service delivered in an innovative way – by employing people removed from the job market such as the long term unemployed or those with a disability

Showcase 2 Getting investment and contract ready – Crispin Atkinson

Crispin will outline how the Big Potential programme will help your organisation get ready to develop new products and services. Also how Big Potential can help you get contract ready for Public Sector Contracts

Showcase 3 Delivered by Hempsons Content TBC

Tour – Go on a visit to Goodwin Community Homes new modular low carbon homes which are available at affordable rents. These houses were developed by Goodwin and Goodwin are keen for partners to develop this housing in other localities.

12.45 Lunch

1.45  Social Enterprise Cultural Showcase

A performance by a Yorkshire and the Humber Cultural Social Enterprise

2.05 Keynote Speaker Mark Hodson, Chair of Yorkshire and the Humber RIBA

2.45 SEYH AGM (SEYH Members only)

Organisations who are not SEYH members will be offered a tour of Goodwin Community Homes new modular low carbon homes. If you're interested in being a director of SEYH please email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

3.15 Close

 

To book, please click here.

 

Event Partner

 
SEYH Awards 15 - the winners
This year is the 9th SEYH Awards and we held a Gala Dinner at Kala Sangam catered by Foodworks on the 12th November featuring special Guest Speaker Dai Powell the Chief Executive of one of the largest UK Transport  Social Enterprise HCT
 
The winners are:

Start up of the Year
 
Be Independent
 
Social Impact
 
Harrogate Skills 4 Living Centre
 
Social Investment
 
Footprints Family Centre
 
Social Entrepreneur of the Year
 
Tony Gledhill (Enabled Works)
 
Social Enterprise of the Year
 
"Pass it On" (National Childrens Centre Enterprise)
 
Social Enterprise of the Year sponsored by

 
Social Investment sponsored by
 

New Start Social Enterprise sponsored by

 

 

 

Social Impact Award sponsored by

 

Social Entrepreneur of the Year sponsored by

 

esp logo

 

Event Partners

 

Kala Sangam

 

 
 
 
Social Value Conference 15

Social Value 15 is part of a two day event 'People helping People' with a volunteering conference on the 10th September and the Social Value Conference on the 11th September. The event takes place at the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre, Huddersfield.

You can book here

The  full programme is below: 

Conference Themes
Morning Session – Introducing Social Value and its application
Workshops – Technical Areas around Social Value, Reporting and Measurement
Afternoon – How Public and Private Sector use Social Value in Procurement

9.15-9.50: REGISTRATION

9.50-9.55: Introduction
Alex Sobel, Social Enterprise Yorkshire and the Humber

9.55-10.10: Welcome
Cllr Peter McBride, Portfolio Holder for Transportation, Skills, Jobs and Regional Affairs

10.10 – 10.40: Morning Keynote Speaker
Paul Schofield, Policy Manager, Office for Civil Society, Cabinet Office

10.40 – 11.00: An Introduction to Social Value – Special Conference Video
Bernie Speight introduces the ideas behind measuring social value in this specially produced video by Dave Tomalin of Lippy People, a social enterprise specialising in digital storytelling and film.

11.00 - 11:15 Coffee Break

11.15 – 12.30: MORNING WORKSHOPS

1. Can social value help you make better decisions and grow your enterprise?
Charity Bank and Autism Plus will talk about how they are measuring the social impact of a new project in Ampleforth. Building some simple metrics to measure the impact of the project and how you can develop simple methods to measure your social value and apply them to growing your organisation.
Jeremy Ince, Charity Bank and Philip Bartley, Chief Executive of Autism Plus

2. Social Impact Measurement
There are a variety of systems for Impact Measurement out there but this session will introduce you to ‘Key Fit’ a simple no nonsense way of measuring and reporting the difference your organisation makes to the local economy, community and environment. Developed by leading Social Investors Key Fund, who offer Key FIT FREE to every organisation that they invest in; this session will walk you through the main features of the tool and the benefits of showcasing your impact. Key FIT is also available to buy with significant discounts available to smaller organisations
Garry Brown, Key Fund

3. Social Value in Public Commissioning and Procurement
Local Authorities are increasingly looking towards Social Value as part of their criteria for procuring goods and services. This workshop will be a discussion session looking at what practical steps Social Enterprises can take and how they can work with Local Authorities.
David Bundy, Kirklees Council and Nicola Cooke, Head of Policy and Procurement at Stockport, Trafford and Rochdale (STAR) and Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA)

 

4. Public Services (Social Value Act)?

A workshop looking at how the act applies to procurement and commissioning and what the effects of the act are 3 years since the law was passed.

Malcolm Lynch, Wrigleys Solicitors

12.30-14.00: LUNCH BREAK

14.00-14.20: Afternoon Keynote 1
Richard Parry, Director for Commissioning, Public Health and Adult Social Care, Kirklees Council

14.20 – 14.40 Afternoon Keynote 2
David Adair, Head of Community Affairs, PwC

14.40-15.30:
AFTERNOON DEBATE

How will Social Value change what the Public and Private Sector buy?
Richard Parry, Director for Commissioning, Public Health and Adult Social Care, Kirklees Council
David Adair, Head of Community Affairs, PwC
Simon Cale, Yorkshire Childrens Centre
Chair: Third Sector Leaders Kirklees Representative

15.30-15.40: CLOSING REMARKS
Third Sector Leaders Kirklees Representative
Alex Sobel, Social Enterprise Yorkshire and the Humber

Event Partners

tsl    kirklees      imin

 

Social Value Conference Partners

seyh       pwc

 

 

 
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