Working Capital 2013

Working Capital Conference 2013 - Growing Social Enterprise through Investment


Working Capital is a Social Investment Conference designed to bring together the leading exponents in Social Investment with Social Enterprises and Social Enterpreneurs to learn about emerging products, do deals and undertake business.  The secon Working Capital on Friday 12th April was a great success our Speakers included:

Caroline Mason, COO, Big Society Capital

Julie Wake, Head of Investment, Social Investment Business

Matthew Roche, Head of Funding, Big Lottery Fund

Gemma Rocyn Jones, Senior Associate Social Finance, Young Foundation

David Floyd, Managing Director, Social Spider CIC

Ann Oldroyd, CEO, Key Fund

Steph Burras, CEO, Leeds Ahead

Steven leach, UnLtd

Hugh Rolo, Locality

Matthew Roche's presentation on 'Is Social Investment changing the funding landscape?' can be downloaded here:





The Conference was supported by Unity Trust Bank

Conference Sponsors Key Fund 




SEYH Conference and Awards 2012

SEYH Conference and Awards 2012

The Octagon Centre, Hull - Monday 26th November

The Value of Social Enterprise

The Conference and Awards were attended by over 115 people.

Please find the presentations from Mark Graham of PwC and Liz Brookes-Allen of Connectives below


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SEYH Awards 2012 - The Winners
On Monday 26th November at the Octagon Centre in Hull at the SEYH Awards Ceremony the Social Enterprise Yorkshire and the Humber Awards were announced.

You can find a video of the awards here.

The Winners are:

Start up of the Year
The Team from Revive with their certificate and trophy

Social Impact
City Health Care Partnership CIC
Andrew Burnell from CHC recieving the certificate and trophy from Mark Graham of PwC

Social Entrepreneur of the Year
Alistair Ponton
Alistair Ponton with his certificate and trophy recieved from Tom Archer, ESP Projects

Social Enterprise of the Year
Crosby Employment Bureau
The Team from Crosby Employment Bureau receiving the tropy and certificate from Sam Tarff of Key Fund

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Big Society Capital Roadshow

On the 27th November SEYH hosted the Big Society Capital Roadshow with presentations on a range of Social Invesment initiatives. The presentations can be found below.



Government Approach to Social investment Tamsyn Roberts, Cabinet Office



Investment and Contract Readiness Fund  Julie Wake - Head of Investment Social Investment Business



Developing the Social Investment Market Matthew Roche - Head of Funding Big Lottery Fund


Update on Big Society Capital Caroline Mason - Chief Operating Officer Big Society Capital


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