E3M Event: Strategies & Models for Sustainable Social Enterprise Growth


This one-day seminar is for leaders and senior staff in commercial social enterprises, who want to explore how to achieve growth that can support impact and long-term success. Using case studies and expert commentary, the event will draw on the experience of successful social enterprises.

Sessions will focus on strategy to win the right kind of business; on what happens when you lose a major contract; on approaches to diversification, and on a range of commercial models for growth that can help grow scale and impact.
Based on the E3M philosophy of “learning together”, the day will use a participative methodology, with the opportunity for participants to reflect on and discuss the presentations during each of the sessions, and contribute their own ideas, experience and questions relating to current plans for growth.

Details and booking

More details are available on our website, which is also where you can book your place. The number of places is limited and you are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets are available as follows:

E3M Member £150 +VAT
Non-Member (Social Enterprises & Public Bodies) £200 + VAT
Non-Member (Private Businesses) £300 + VAT

Outline Programme*

9.30 Coffee and registration
10.00 Welcome and introduction
10.05 A strategic approach to growth
11.30 Break
11.45 Commercial models for growth that can boost impact
12.15 Mergers and Acquisitions.
13.00 Lunch
13.30 Mergers and Acquisitions (continued)
14.15 Partnerships and Joint Ventures
15.00 Break
15.15 Partnerships and Joint Ventures (continued)
16.00 Reflections on the day and conclusions
16.30 End

*The full programme, including additional speakers, will be confirmed shortly.

Speakers will include

Julian Blake – Partner, BWB
Sarah Edwards – Director for Business Development, Ripplez
Justine Gibling – CEO, Ripplez
Alex Grayson – CEO, Empower Community
Richard James – CEO, South West London YMCA
Dominic Llewellyn – CEO, Numbers for Good
Abbie Rumbold – Partner, BWB
Laurie Russell – CEO, The Wise Group
Mark Simms – CEO, P3