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“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

Statement of Faith
You can find other “Market with Meaning” but you definitely want to see “Profit with Purpose”.
I personally “Believe in Kingdom Transformation” because I know there is only ONE “Life for Significant”.

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Social Enterprise Coalition Newsletter 20-08-2010

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Social Enterprise Coalition activity 

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SEC shortlisted to win Public Affairs News Award

SEC is delighted to have been shortlisted to win ‘In-House Team of the Year’ at the Public Affairs News Awards 2010.

The ‘In-House Team of the Year’ will be awarded to a public affairs team (or a comms/policy team) that has enjoyed an outstanding year in influencing policy. SEC was shortlisted in recognition of its work during the last election campaign in raising awareness of social enterprise amongst current and prospective MPs.  These efforts included our Charter campaign, the Social Enterprise manifesto, fringe events at the party conferences and private roundtables with key influencers.

SEC is competing against the Bristish Heart Foundation and General Motors for the prize and the winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in London on 27 October.

Find the shortlists for each category here.  

Lenny and Amelie at Emmaus Leeds

Images showing business at its best wanted! 

Images which show business at its best are being sought for Social Vision, a national photo competition for social enterprises. 

‘Social Vision: business at its best’ is looking for images that capture the unique and transformative work of social enterprise. Now in its third year, the photography competition is for the first time being jointly run by Triodos Bank and the Social Enterprise Coalition, in association with Social Enterprise magazine.

Business at its best is about transforming lives through enterprising ideas and solutions; it’s about social and environmental missions guiding the way to financial stability and a more just and sustainable world.

We’re looking for images that show the passion, people and places using enterprise to drive positive change.  So if you’re working for a social enterprise take a photo that highlights your day to day activities and tell us the story behind the image.

The winning photographer will receive a cash prize of £750. The social enterprise featured in the photograph will also win £750 along with one year’s free membership to the Social Enterprise Coalition, an entry ticket for two people to Voice 11, a year’s subscription to Social Enterprise magazine and £1000 worth of print advertising in Social Enterprise magazine.

Regional heats will be taking place in each of the nine English regions and in Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland before the finalists go head to head to win the overall prize.

The deadline for entries is Friday 1 October 2010 at 5pm – to request an application pack visit the Social Vision webpage.

We walk the line – new blog post from Peter Holbrook

SEC CEO Peter Holbrook has posted a new entry to his blog. In it Peter offers an insight into the workings of SEC and the challenges of representing social enterprise during a time of great opportunity but also of great threat in the form of spending cuts.

Read what Peter had to say here.


Pathfinder mutuals launched by Francis Maude

The first wave of Pathfinder mutuals, to be run by entrepreneurial public sector staff, who want to take control of their services, were announced last week by cabinet office minister, Francis Maude.

The ‘Pathfinders’ are part of the Government’s efforts to support frontline staff who wish to take control of public services.

The pathfinders will be supported by expert mentors including a number from the world of social enterprise including Social Enterprise Ambassador and CEO of Turning Point, Lord Victor Adebowale, and staff from Central Surrey Health, GLL and Sunderland Home Care Associates.

Speaking at the launch, Francis Maude said:

“The potential for public sector staff to spin out is enormously exciting. The new models will show us how we best support mutuals, tackling problems when they first arise not expensively managing them over many years.

“This is a Big Society approach, decentralising power so people can deal with the issues that concern them. We must not be afraid to do things differently if we are to provide better services for less money.”

For more on this read the story at Social Enterprise magazine.


Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion – How can the Third Sector deliver?

The existing and future contribution of the third sector to “increasing capacity, patient choice and service innovation” in the delivery of Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion (CJLD) services is acknowledged by the Bradley Report and the Improving Health, Supporting Justice Strategy.

In response to this, the National Mental Health Development Unit (NMHDU) would like to hear from Third Sector organisations with potential to deliver or contribute to the delivery of CJLD services. They have developed an online survey for organisations that could deliver or contribute to CJLD services in the future – this should take no longer than 30 minutes to complete.

Take the survey on Survey Monkey.

The  findings will provide the NMHDU with evidence of how the important contribution made by the third sector can be enhanced and expanded in the future. This will ultimately improve the quality of CJLD service provision and will benefit offenders with mental health problems and/or learning disabilities.


An elderly customer of Angel's Housekeeping CIC enjoys a 			cup of tea in her armchair whilst a member of the team cleans in the 			background

National Conference: Social Enterprise and Public Service Reform

A right to request and a right to bid

Thursday 23 September

This conference will draw on the experience of large-scale organisations which are already taking the social enterprise route to added value and end-user satisfaction. Delegates will also share ideas on achieving more with limited budgets and changing the nature of service delivery.

Speakers include:

View the agenda and register online here.

Social Enterprise Coalition members are being offered a 15% discount on tickets for this event and all subscribers to this newsletter can claim a 10% discount. Just quote SEC and the discount amount you are entitled to in the comments section of the online form.

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Good Deals 2010: The UK Social Investment Conference

14 and 15 September

Good Deals 2010 is the third annual UK social investment conference held in association with both National Ethical Investment Week and Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Taking place over two days the conference will feature speakers from the worlds of mainstream investment and corporate business, as well as looking at leading examples of innovation in social investment from around Europe.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Sir Ronald Cohen, chairman of the Portland Trust, the Social Investment Task Force and the Commission on Unclaimed Assets
  • Colin Grassie, UK CEO at Deutsche Bank
  • Caroline Mason, COO of Investing for Good and Charity Bank

Book your ticket before 17.00 on 30 September and receive a £50 Early Bird Discount off the standard ticket price.

There are also five free and five half-price bursary places available for individuals and small organisations with an annual income of less than £1,000. To apply for the bursary scheme, please email a brief overview of your organisation, your job role and why you think you deserve the bursary ticket to good-deals@socialenterpriselive.com. Please apply for the bursary scheme no later than Friday 15 October 2010.

For more information, ticket prices and booking details visit the website.

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RISE Business Advice Network – help your clients understand risk management

7 September

The latest meeting of the Business Advice Network (BAN) will explore ways in which advisers can help their clients understand risk management and the main challenges in business.

The speaker for the day is Paul Sander-Jackson, Executive Director of Wessex Community Assets Ltd. Paul will be giving a presentation on ‘Managing risk in community investment projects’, and there will be discussion and networking opportunities throughout the day.

If you would like to book a place please email ban@rise-sw.co.uk to request a booking form.

Rise has also set up a BAN group on LinkedIn where members can share experiences and ideas.

The BAN provides learning and networking opportunities for those providing business support to social enterprises and community groups. The network involves those who advise social enterprises in South West England, including: generic business advisors (not working specifically with social enterprises), specialist advisors, thematic advisors including finance, development workers and some key funders who offer advice on funding applications.


£55 or free to Rise Additions members

For more information visit the Rise website or contact Kat Lee events@rise-sw.co.uk

Communities Assets Enterprise 2010

Inspiring places: the art of the possible

12-14 September

This conference from the Development Trust Association (DTA) will bring together five hundred community enterprise practitioners and supporters to explore exciting new developments in the field of community-led regeneration, learning from inspiring examples of best practice and debating the issues currently affecting the community enterprise movement. 

An exciting line-up of plenary speakers, workshops, visits to local community enterprises, networking opportunities and much more is planned.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Peter Holbrook – Social Enterprise Coalition
  • Heathcote Williams – Jericho Living Heritage Trust
  • Stan Crawford – Sherwood Energy Village
  • Margaret Lee – Cresco Trust
  • Katherine Knox, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
  • Peter Couchman, Plunkett foundation
  • Rob Hopkins, Transition Towns UK

For a full event programme and to book your place please visit www.dta.org.uk/conference or email dta@eesolutons.co.uk.

Stronger Together? Working Effectively and Tackling New Challenges in Partnership

16 September

This conference will explore all aspects of partnership working for third sector organisation and will cover topics including working with the private sector, sharing resources through collaborations or mergers, and the implications of Government policy for third sector partnerships


  • Non Member (Third/Public Sector) £120
  • Non Member (Coporate Price) £200
  • ACEVO Member Price£100
  • Infrastructure Organisations Price £20

CEOs, Trustees and Senior Managers from third sector organisations.

For more information on this event and to book your place visit the ACEVO website.

Adapting to Change: Keeping Your Organisation Strong and Sustainable

21 October

This forum will explore the changes in policy that will effect the work of the third sector nationally and then more specifically in the Midlands region and the role of a Chief Executive in adapting an organisation through these changes in order to remain successful.

Topics covered will include the relationship between the CEO and the Board, staff retention and employee engagement, sustainable business models and collaboration with the private sector.


  • Non member – £85
  • ACEVO Member Price -£70

Topics Covered 

  • How the changes in Government will affect your region
  • Managing Change: The roles of the CEO and their board
  • Organisational Performance and Employee Engagement
  • Building Sustainable Business Models: Working with the Private Sector
  • The Role of Volunteers: Making the most of volunteers

For more information on this event and to book your pale visit the ACEVO website.  


Free e-membership at CDX

Community Development Exchange (CDX) is offering community development organisations the chance to receive their monthly e-zine, Policy updates (PARPs) and occasional updates about CDX work by registering as an e-member for free. CDX is a UK-wide membership organisation for community development.

Find out more and join up on the website.

Member profile

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Benenden Healthcare Society 

Benenden Healthcare Society are a mutual healthcare provider providing personal healthcare services to employees of the public sector, registered charities and other approved organisations. One of the UK’s longest serving and most respected mutual healthcare societies, Benenden has a membership of over 940,000




Finance and Human Resources Officer

Social Enterprise Coalition
£26,223 – £31,338 pa

This is an exciting opportunity to be at the heart of our Finance and Human Resources functions. Within Human Resources, you will ensure policies and documents are kept up-to-date, support the recruitment process and maintain accurate records. The Finance element of your role will include assisting with developing policies and procedures, implementing ideas for efficency and cost saving measures and general bookkeeping duties. As well as having a background in providing HR support, you should also have expertise in bookkeeping and financial accounting systems. An AAT qualification is desirable, but you should at least be studying towards this level, and have the ability to work independently in this busy and demanding role.

To download an information pack, visit the Social Enterprise Coalition website
Closing date: 12 noon, Friday, 20th August 2010.

The Social Enterprise Coalition is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Recruiting now for staff at the new School for Social Entrepreneurs Suffolk

The School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) supports pioneering individuals in developing their creative and entrepreneurial skills to deliver solutions for a range of social issues. A new regional school in Suffolk is in development and we are looking for two dynamic individuals, both committed to making a difference with a can-do, resilient approach to work.

Learning Manager
Salary: £28,000-£30,000 pa
Location: South West

Developing and delivering pioneering learning programmes tailored to the requirements of emerging social entrepreneurs. You will also build sustainable networks, recruit and manage freelance tutors, facilitators and expert witnesses and assist with fundraising and marketing.

Project & Campaign Co-ordinator
Salary:£23,000 – £26,000 pa
Location: South West

Managing the administration, project co-ordination and communications support for SSE Suffolk and the new Enterprise Ambassadors which will run alongside the School.

For full application details and job descriptions please visit http://www.sse.org.uk/school.php?schoolid=12

Closing date: 12 noon, 15 September 2010

If you would like to discuss either role, please contact Kirsten van den Hout on Kirsten@choosesuffolk.com

Project Development Manager – Devon School for Social Entrepreneurs
Salary: £32,620 + stakeholder pension
Location: South West

Full-time, initial fixed term contract until 31 March 2012 (Secondment, freelance or job share arrangement would be considered)

An exciting and challenging post to drive the development and delivery of the Devon School for Social Entrepreneurs (Devon SSE) and its programmes from start-up phase to full maturity. The role requires proven ability to secure a broad range of funding, a high degree of partnership working combined with key leadership skills and entrepreneurial flair.

For more information about the post and for details on how to apply, please visit our website www.dartington.org/jobs

For more information about SSE, please visit www.sse.org.uk

Closing date: 12 noon, Friday 10 September 2010

Interviews will take place on Thursday 30 September 2010

Dartington is a pioneering charity, nurturing ideas to address pressing problems. We work together for advancement of the arts, sustainability and social justice.

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