Social Value Conference 2016

Wednesday, 20th July from 9.30 to 15.30 - Unity Works, Westgate Wakefield, WF1 1EP

Do you wonder how you can measure all the great stuff you do or wondered what the Public Sector require from Charities and Social Enterprises contracting with them aroudn impact reporting? Or want to hear from those at the cutting edge about what is coming down the line around Social Value.

If so then Social Value 16 is for you with speakers from Government, Councils, Health and frontline Social Enterprises.


Morning Session – Introducing Social Value and its application

Workshops – Technical Areas around Social Enterprise Development, Social Value, Reporting and Measurement

Afternoon – How Public Sector across Local Authority, Health, Police and Fire use Social Value in Procurement


Confirmed Speakers include:

Cllr Denise Jeffrey, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth and Skills, Wakefield Council

Paul Schofield, Senior Policy Adviser, Cabinet Office

Alison Haskins, Chief Executive, Nova

Antony Sadler, Service Director Communities, Wakefield Council

Debbie Crellin, Crellin Consulting

Many more to be confirmed


Workshops on:

Starting and Growing your Social Enterprise

Social Impact Measurement

Social Value in Public Commissioning and Procurement

The legal aspects of Social Value




Supported by


Charity Bank and Key Fund Investment Roundtable

Friday, 24 June 2016 from 10:00 to 12:30 - Ebor Court, Leeds, LS1 4ND

This event with Charity Bank and Key Fund is centred around their loan offer.

Maybe you’re working in a charity and have a brilliant idea to create a trading arm to generate new income. Or you’re an established community-based organisation that sees a way to expand and grow, but just need a leg-up. Whether you’ve got a big idea around a community-run green energy project, or you want to revolutionise social care and set up a co-operative, Charity Bank and Key Fund can help.

Key Fund typically make investments up to £150k and Charity Bank from £150k up to £2.5 Million. Charity Bank and Key Fund are keen to make co-investment on larger projects and work together regularly in the interests of organisations seeking investment.

If you are interested in working with either Charity Bank or Key Fund this is the event for you with presentations from both, the opportunity to ask questions and a 20 minute private one to one session with either Charity Bank or Key Fund.

Details and registration at the Eventbrite page here.



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 .

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