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.
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
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