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Social Enterprise Coalition Newsletter 06-01-2011

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Social Enterprise Coalition activity 

Last chance to enter the Social Enterprise Awards

Social enterprises have until 18th January to apply for the Social Enterprise Awards, the nationwide competition that celebrates the work and achievements of the UK’s most inspiring and successful social enterprises and people. This year there are seven categories open to social enterprises and individuals within the movement.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony held at the O2 on 30th March 2011.

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Book today to receive earlybird discount on Voice11

Time is running out to secure an earlybird discount on entry to the biggest social enterprise event of the year!

Voice11 will take place on 30th March at the prestigious London venue, The O2. Delegates who book their tickets on or before the 15th January will receive a 10% discount on the cost of entry. 

To find out more about the event and book your place today, visit the Social Enterprise Coalition website.

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‘The Right To Run’ event

‘The Right to Run’ is a one day event designed to provide practical support to public sector employees looking to create social enterprises and mutuals through spinning out existing services.

Attendees will be invited to look at the range of options available to public sector staff for transformation and to explore the social enterprise development journey.  There will be workshops on business planning, financial planning, governance and legal forms, stakeholder engagement and moving into new markets.

The event will run twice: once on 24 January and repeated on 24 February 2011, in central London, and you can register for either day now.

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Barriers stop social enterprises from branching out, says Social Enterprise Coalition

The Social Enterprise Coalition this week released a report highlighting the obstacles which can prevent social enterprises branching out into different sectors and geographical areas through franchising and partnership working.

‘Growing social enterprise: research into social replication’ reveals a number of external factors that are preventing organisations wanting to expand from being able to do so, including that funding for franchises and licence agreements is difficult to secure.  Social enterprises that have sought to replicate their businesses have found that grant funders and mainstream investors often view community-based social enterprises as unsuited to dynamic business growth.

The research has been funded by the Big Lottery and is available to download for free from www.socialenterprise.org.uk

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Social Enterprise Coalition launches a new social enterprise leadership development course

A course has been developed for professionals keen to improve their performance through effective and focused leadership.  The ‘Social Enterprise Leadership Development programme’ will be delivered for the Social Enterprise Coalition by the community interest company, Real Partners.

Participants will address the fundamental requirements of leading an effective, innovative and successful social enterprise, based on four themes: leading, managing, marketing and sustaining your social enterprise.  The course will be available to two different professional groups – social enterprise emerging leaders and existing social enterprise senior leaders.  Participants will pilot the programme, starting in spring 2011. 

The course is part funded by the Big Lottery, enabling us to offer a comprehensive leadership development programme valued at £2,365 for just £169 per person.

To find out more about taking part on either the Social Enterprise Emerging Leaders Programme, or the Social Enterprise Senior Leaders Programme, visit www.socialenterprise.org.uk 

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Working Together consortium – get involved in the Work Programme

The Social Enterprise Coalition is part of a consortium of partners including PwC, WIPRO and Tomorrow’s People Trust bidding to deliver the Work Programme contract for the South West.  We are also working closely with partners in London and the South East. 

We are conscious that the social enterprise and voluntary sectors have not often been heard in the design of welfare to work programmes and that we can play a greater role in delivery.  We are working to address these issues and develop an approach that delivers better outcomes for customers, greater efficiency and value for money for Government, and a central role for the sector in design and delivery. 

More information can be found here.  Please express your interest in getting involved as an employer, supplier or general stakeholder by emailing your contact details to jon.woolfson@socialenterprise.org.uk.

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Your views wanted – how can we improve this newsetter?

The Social Enterprise Coalition is currently reviewing its communications activities and is seeking feedback on its existing newsletters. Please click here to complete a very quick survey on this newsletter and leave your e-mail address to be in the running to win a £50 John Lewis voucher. A winner will be selected at random.


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Charity Commission consultation on charities and investment matters

The Charity Commission is consulting about draft guidance on charity investments.  Before they publish the revised guidance, they want to make sure that charity trustees and those who act for them are able to find the answers to the common questions they have about investing their charity’s money; and have information to help them in weighing up the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches.  The Charity Commission’s consultation will help to assess whether any further work is needed to achieve this.

The Consultation documents can be found here.  Please contact jon.woolfson@socialenterprise.org.uk if you wish to input into our response.


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Social Enterprise Ambassadors recognised in New Year Honours

Two of the social enterprise leaders who took part in the completed Social Enterprise Ambassadors programme have been awarded MBEs in the New Year Honours.

Jean Jarvis, CEO of South Shropshire Furniture Scheme, and Martin Kinsella, CEO of P3, were both awarded MBEs and will visit Buckingham Palace in the next six months to receive their award.

Run by the Social Enterprise Coalition, the Social Enterprise Ambassadors programme was a three-year initiative to spread awareness of social enterprise to government, business and young people in order that more people would want to start up, work for, buy from and partner with social enterprise.


Tackling child poverty and improving life chances: Consulting on a new approach

The Government has launched a consultation on its approach to ending child poverty and improving life chances and is keen to hear from social enterprises on how this can be best achieved. You can respond by following this link to the consultation document.

The consultation closes on 15th February 2011.


Public Sector Efficiency Expo 2011: Doing more with less

16 March


Public Sector Efficiency Expo is the UK’s first and only free, one-day, conference and exhibition, dedicated to helping the public sector deliver better public services, more efficiently and effectively.

Designed for individuals working within central government, local government, the wider public sector, or third sector, the Public Sector Efficiency Expo hear directly from ministers, thought leaders and those in opposition as they discuss and debate the impact of the spending review.

There will also be 25 hours of free seminars to drill down and explore how to work more efficiently and effectively. 

For more information and to register for a place visit the event website.



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Built to Achieve Workshops: Working Together – Collaboration and Partnerships for Social Enterprise

January 2011

North East England

In the current climate, working with other organisations to develop your social enterprise can be an extremely effective way to grow without increasing your cost base and overheads. Business Link is hosting a series of free, half-day workshops designed to help attendees find out more about collaborations and partnerships and how they can benefit their organisation.

  • 18 January – Darlington
  • 20 January – Sunderland
  • 25 January – Hartlepool
  • 28 January – Newcastle

Places are limited, so please call 0191 281 5777, visit www.eventsnortheast.co.uk/builttoachieve, or email businesslink@btob.co.uk.

For further information on the Built to Achieve programme of workshops click here.

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Photography seminar

15, 22 and 29 January

Shoreham and Southsea

Got your camera stuck on Automatic Mode? New DSLR for Christmas? Want to take your photography further?

Social enterprise NeBMedia is hosting a seminar that covers everything from the basic fundamentals of photography, to how to show and share your work. A mixture of presentations, surgery sessions, practical expeditions and group critique will provide you with a great understanding of techniques and technologies.

NeBMedia were recent finalists in the Social Vision photography competition. Their entry (shown above) was the winner in the south east region and was taken by Steve Bomford.

For more information visit NeBMedia’s Fan Page and check out tutors Steve and Daniel.

Reserve a place at the seminar here.

Commercial Capabilities for the NHS – Delivering Quality, Efficient Services Conference and Exhibition

15 February 2011


The Health White Paper ‘Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS’ published in July 2010, set out the vision for NHS reform – a service configured to deliver increased quality of services, whilst developing a patient-led service, focused on local empowerment, clinical leadership and a sustained emphasis on improving and rewarding outcomes.

This involves a radical change in the health service and this conference from GovToday will examine the policy issues and practical solutions behind the new approach, harnessing the collective purchasing power of the NHS and driving better quality and value for money in the provision of NHS services.

For more information and to book a place visit the event website.


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Localism Bill: one page summary

Community Sense have compiled a one page summary on the Localism Bill to highlight key points and opportunities for third sector organisations. The document can be downloaded from the Community Sense website – www.communitysense.co.uk

Member profile

Walk England

Walk England has been established as a social enterprise to work in partnerships across the country to create local opportunities for people to choose to walk, to walk more often, to walk to more places, and to feel safe while doing so.

Walk England promotes walking as a way to be healthy, travel and relax – by bringing together and inspiring people who want to walk more, with those health, transport and environmental professionals responsible for supporting their choice.




Advertise your social enterprise job here!

Advertise and search for jobs on the number one social enterprise job page. Social Enterprise Coalition members get great deals on advertising rates and it’s easy to get your job uploaded to allow you to focus on running your business.

For more information email James Yabut at james.yabut@socialenterprise.org.uk or visit our job page.

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