BWB and E3M present: Strategies and Models for Social Enterprise Growth

This seminar is aimed at established social businesses that are considering different approaches to growth. It is the second in the E3M social enterprise growth seminar series.

Dates & Times

February 5, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Please click here to book via the E3M website. This seminar is aimed at CEOs and senior staff in:

  • Social Enterprises
  • Trading charities
  • Public sector mutuals
  • All those with an interest in social enterprise growth including social investors, advisors, local authorities, Local Enterprise Partnerships and academic institutions.
  • It explores different models and approaches to growth. It looks and the legal, financial and practical issues involved, based on successful case studies and commentary from experts in this field.

It is based on the E3M values of “learning together” where E3M members and partners share their knowledge experience with each other and the wider social enterprise movement.


9.30 – Coffee and Registration

10.00 – Welcome and Introduction

10.15 - Strategies for Growth

10.45 – Acquisitions

11.45 – Break

12. 00 – Mergers

13.30 – Lunch

14.00 – Partnerships and Joint Ventures

15.00 – Break

15.15 – Networks and Consortia

16.10 – Conclusions and Reflections

16.30 – Close

Speakers include:

Lord Victor Adebowale, Turning Point

Julian Blake, Bates Wells Braithwaite

Jonathan Bland, Social Business International

Andrew Burnell, City Healthcare Care Partnership

Rachael Byrne, Stonham, Homegroup

Jim Clifford OBE, Baker Tilly

Simon Denny, University of Northampton

Nicolas Hazard, Groupe SOS

Andrew Jesson, Unity Trust Bank

Stephen Lloyd, Bates Wells Braithwaite

Dave Neilson, Fusion21

Karen Spears, Baker Tilly