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2007 Mental health seminar

Mental Health & Social Enterprise Solutions

23 March 2007 RBS, Bishopsgate, London

 

The Crisis That We Face – Dr Marcus Roberts, Head of Policy, MIND

Setting Mental Health In Context – Ian Grant, CEO, Mental Health Matters

Outlining Social Enterprise – Jonathan Bland, CEO, Social Enterprise Coalition

Social Enterprise Doing The Business:

Social Firms West Midlands launch

West Midlands Social Firms Network Launch 1st May 2001

Speakers Presentations

Social Firms in the West Midlands Tony Davis

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Social Firms South East - Developments on the Ground Sally Reynolds

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Social Firms - Funding

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Funding Sources

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Summer School, Social Firms UK 2000

Social Firms UK Annual Summer School, Loughborough 2-4th May 2000

The Summer School is a residential event which will bring together the people running social firms / emerging social firms in the UK and experts who support and assist business development in the social firm sector.

In order to achieve balance in the programme, it is important that the majority of delegates work in firms which are already trading and that all delegates are in a position to implement the ideas and plans generated by their participation upon their return to work.

Summer School, Social Firms UK 2003

9 June 2003

Evaluation of the Social Firms UK 2003 Summer School Programme From 2pm Registration and checking into bedrooms

3pm Henry Collins Room Welcome and introduction to the programme (Gerry Higgins & Sally Reynolds)

3.30pm Henry Collins Room (plus Library, Board Room and Study) The Social Firm Development Exercise (looking at the principles of developing and managing a social firm) (Kevin Robbie & Karen MacLean )

6pm Henry Collins Room Preparing to create a Social Firm in Australia (Caroline Crosse and David Young, Mental Illness Fellowship Victoria)

6.30pm Finish

7pm Dinner followed by networking Tuesday 10th June

9.30am Henry Collins Room Introduction to Business Planning and Finance (Geof Cox and Guy Turnbull)

10.30am Coffee

Public authorities in the development of social enterprises

Public Authorities in the development of social enterprises

Ealing, West London

6th September 2001

Conference Programme

9.00am Registration and coffee

9.30am Welcome and Opening Address Councillor Liz Brookes, Cabinet Member and Portfolio Holder for Adults and Families, London Borough of Ealing.

9.35am *Keynote Address: Social Enterprise Moving Forward Jonathan Bland, Director of Social Enterprise London, will present developments in the social enterprise sector and make the link to relevant government initiatives

Jonathan Bland Presentation Social Enterprise Moving Forward View in Microsoft Powerpoint (231kb) or Adobe acrobat PDF (22kb)

10.00am Social Enterprise in Context, Chief Executive of Social Firms UK, explains the composition of characteristics of the social enterprise sector and why it's increasingly important for public authorities.

Off the peg: business ideas for social enterprises

OFF THE PEG - Business ideas for social enterprises

3rd April 2003 - The Old Assembly Room

9.45 Arrival and Coffee

10.00 Welcome and introduction; A social enterprise perspective – Keith Richardson, North East Social Enterprise Partnership view slides

10.10 The Social Firms UK Perspective, Gerry Higgins, CEO, SFUK

10.20 Franchising – why do it? Buying the Rainforest soap franchise for Shetland Soap Company, Frank Millsop

10.40 Franchising – why do it? Selling a recycled glass franchise, John Barratt Phoenix Glass.

11.00 What To Look For In Franchising, Michael Way, Franchise Your Business Limited, view slides

11.30 Coffee

11.40 Workshops: 1) Is franchising worth it or is it better to take other people’s ideas? 2) Franchising – should you franchise your business idea?

Future options for public authority training and employment enterprises

Future Options For Public Authority Training And Employment Enterprises

ISB Conference 12th March 2003

REVISED PROGRAMME FOR THE DAY:

Future Options For Public Authority Training And Employment Enterprises –

An Examination Of the Strategic And Operational Issues Around Externalisation, Modernisation And New NHS / Local Authority Policy Agendas

9 – 9.30am Registration & Coffee

9.30 – 9.35am Welcome from the Chair Bob Grove

9.35am ISB – the principles & purpose of the funding stream Michael Thornton, Head of the ISB Unit, HM Treasury (powerpoint presentation)

9.45am Public Authority Enterprises – Potential Social Firms? Gerry Higgins, CEO of SFUK outlines the background to this ISB Project and presents some experiences for public authorities wishing to develop social firms. (powerpoint presentation)

From public service to social enterprise

From Public Service to Social Enterprise, 2002 The Assembly Rooms, Newcastle upon Tyne. " From Public Service to Social Enterprise"

A one-day conference examining the role of social enterprise in the delivery of public services

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Business opportunities in Social Firms: franchising and replication, London

Business Opportunities in Social Firms: Franchising and Replication Tuesday June 8th The Resource Centre, London

Programme

9.30 Arrival, registration and coffee

10.00 Introduction by Chair: Gerry Higgins, Social Firms UK

10.05-11.00 Introduction to franchising and replication: Michael Way of Franchise Your Business Ltd.

* Presentation outlining franchising principles and mechanisms and why it makes sense for social firms to consider this route. View the presentation.

10.35-11.00 Opportunities for franchising and replication for social firms: Gerry Higgins, Social Firms UK.

* Presentation outlining the rationale for franchising and replication for social firms and the progress made by the current programme in identifying opportunities for new firm development. View the presentation.

11.00-11.15 Tea/Coffee Break

11.15-12.30 Presentation of Business Opportunities.

Business opportunities in Social Firms: franchising and replication

Business Opportunities in Social Firms Franchising and Replication Tuesday May 25th St James Park Newcastle

Programme

9.30 Arrival, registration and coffee

10.00 Chairman’s Introduction: Andy Cox, Social Firms North East.

10.05-10.35 Introduction to franchising and replication: Michael Way of Franchise Your Business Limited

* Presentation outlining franchising principles and mechanisms and why it makes sense for social firms to consider this route. View the presentation.

10.35 –11.00 Opportunities for franchising and replication for social firms: Gerry Higgins, Social Firms UK.

* Presentation outlining the rationale for franchising and replication for social firms and the progress made by the current programme in identifying opportunities for new firm development. View the presentation.

11.00-12.30 Presentation of Business Opportunities.

A 5-minute presentation on 3 topics: