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Boosting Your Business: Social Firms UK Annual General Meeting

Monday 12th November 2012, 11:00am - 3:00pm

 Come to Social Firms UK's AGM. Find out what we've been doing and our plans for the future. Get expert insight and advice on social investment, becoming investment ready and network with Social Firms UK members to explore common interests and spot opportunities.

ClearlySo's seventh annual Social Business Conference

Tuesday 9th October 2012, 8:00am - 6:00pm

 

ClearlySo's seventh annual Social Business Conference

'Moving capital in a shocked economy'

Now in its seventh year, the ClearlySo Social Business Conference stands alone as the annual highlight of the social entrepreneurship calendar in the UK. This year's theme focuses on raising capital in a climate of austerity and a sterling line up of speakers will address topics including social innovation, social investment and readiness, public sector spin-outs and charities. Not forgetting the hotly anticipated Social Business of the Year Live award where an entrepreneur in the audience has a chance to walk away with a £2k cash prize.

 Early Bird tickets at £150

Organiser: 
ClearlySo

More than the Sum Regional Follow Up

Monday 30th April 2012, 9:30am - Friday 18th May 2012, 4:00pm

 Following the launch of NOMS CFO programme, ‘More than the Sum’, a consortia-building fund aimed at helping small and medium sized enterprises in England be in a position to participate in the delivery of future contracts, another round of support events have now been announced.

These follow up events are highly recommended – even if you were unable to attend the original launch.

More information on the events will be released by NOMS shortly, in the meantime please save the date for your region:

Mental Health Awareness for Employers

Tuesday 25th September 2012, 9:30am - 4:00pm

 Acas has launched its first guide to tackle the last taboo in business - mental illness at work. Are you unsure how to handle this situation in your workplace?

You won’t be alone as it’s a fast-growing problem, particularly with workers becoming increasingly concerned about their futures in the economic downturn. Costs to employers in London are an estimated £707million every year in lost production and replacing staff who leave because of mental ill-health. Costs to Britain are around £30 billion.

Mental health experts say that at any one time one worker in six will be experiencing depression, anxiety or stress problems. That works out at around 683,333 of the estimated 4.1 million employees in London.

But they calculate that employers in the area should be able to cut the cost by about a third by improving their management of mental health at work.

Mental Health Awareness for Employers

Tuesday 22nd May 2012, 9:30am - 4:00pm

 Acas has launched its first guide to tackle the last taboo in business - mental illness at work. Are you unsure how to handle this situation in your workplace?

You won’t be alone as it’s a fast-growing problem, particularly with workers becoming increasingly concerned about their futures in the economic downturn. Costs to employers in London are an estimated £707million every year in lost production and replacing staff who leave because of mental ill-health. Costs to Britain are around £30 billion.

Mental health experts say that at any one time one worker in six will be experiencing depression, anxiety or stress problems. That works out at around 683,333 of the estimated 4.1 million employees in London.

But they calculate that employers in the area should be able to cut the cost by about a third by improving their management of mental health at work.

Mental Health Awareness for Employers

Thursday 21st June 2012, 9:30am - 4:00pm

  Acas has launched its first guide to tackle the last taboo in business - mental illness at work. Are you unsure how to handle this situation in your workplace?

You won’t be alone as it’s a fast-growing problem, particularly with workers becoming increasingly concerned about their futures in the economic downturn. Costs to employers in London are an estimated £707million every year in lost production and replacing staff who leave because of mental ill-health. Costs to Britain are around £30 billion.

Mental health experts say that at any one time one worker in six will be experiencing depression, anxiety or stress problems. That works out at around 683,333 of the estimated 4.1 million employees in London.

But they calculate that employers in the area should be able to cut the cost by about a third by improving their management of mental health at work.

Payment by Results in Public Services

Monday 28th May 2012, 9:00am - 5:00pm

This crucial event brings together Central Government departments and pioneering frontline practitioners at the cutting edge of designing, delivering and piloting the new system of outcome-based commissioning set to transform the way the public sector deliver services.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from local areas already trialling new financial incentive models including Social Impact Bonds, Payment by Results contracts, the Innovation Fund and Community Budgets.

Attend to learn how driving forward Payment by Results initiatives is vital to deliver innovative solutions to social and environmental issues and significantly reduce costs to the public purse.

Organiser: 
Capita

Responding to Change: Social Enterprise Solutions

Wednesday 27th June 2012, 9:30am - 4:30pm

 “To change is difficult. Not to change is fatal.” Anon

We have gathered together a group of exciting presenters, experts in a number of areas relevant to the changing environment for social enterprise.

Mark Cook—Partner—Anthony Collins Solicitors Mark will be explaining the implications of the new social value bill and how organisations need to prepare to take advantage of this.

Jean Jarvis MBE—CEO—Shropshire Furniture Project Jean has recently been nominated for Social Entrepreneur of the Year and is going to share with us her experience in running a complicated social enterprise in the current climate.

Geof Cox—Freelance Consultant Geof is a very experienced advocate and developer within the social enterprise movement and he will be supporting organisations to understand how they might change and grow in this new environment.

Organiser: 
iSE

Training For Success: Social Enterprise Qualification on the Hunt for New Training Providers

Following the successful launch of the Real Ideas Organisation’s (RIO’s) Social Enterprise Qualification (SEQ) at the House of Commons in January, its developers are on the hunt for SEQ training providers who can help them keep up with demand, by training SEQ mentors to deliver the Qualification across the UK.

The first stand-alone international qualification in Social Enterprise, SEQ is a new way to recognise and encourage young people and adults working for positive social change. By focusing on learning through doing, the Qualification develops learners’ understanding and experience of social enterprise, so that with the support of vital SEQ mentors, learners can discover how to balance people, planet and profit for themselves.