Upcoming Events

Doing Good Business - Marketing Your Social Firm

Thursday 30th October 2014, 9:30am - 1:30pm

Our free Leeds Interactive Workshop on Marketing Your Social Firm is presented by Stuart West, MBA Programme Director at the University of Derby.

The event includes a two hour interactive workshop that will give you insight into new ways to market your employment or employability social firm, and provide examples of marketing strategies that work.

It is a great opportunity to network with other social firms and get up to the minute news about Social Firms UK, and Social Enterprise Yorkshire & Humber.

Trading on the Internet

Thursday 30th October 2014, 9:31am - 12:30pm

 Are you missing out on the £91 billion online selling revolution? Could your organisation build its sustainable income by selling products and services online?

Whether you sell a physical product, training and events or have intellectual property that you want to develop into an online course or programme this session covers the key steps to success and the mistakes to avoid.

Martin Hogg and Nate Sheridan are directors at Citizen Coaching CIC including Citizen Click. Martin and Nate have helped private sector and third sector organisations develop online shops, learning portals and online products.


Social Inclusion, Work Integration and Social Entrepreneurship – Make It Work!

Monday 10th November 2014, 1:02pm - Wednesday 12th November 2014, 5:00pm

The first INWORK Conference on Social Inclusion, Work Integration and Social Entrepreneurship will take place from 10-12 November in Amsterdam.

The Conference is part of a joint project between Social Firms UK and other networks in Europe.

Marginalised and vulnerable groups, such as drug users, homeless people, people with psychiatric problems or (ex) offenders are at a long distance from the labour market in most European countries.

Their educational level is often low, they have few opportunities to participate in schooling and employment and there are only few initiatives that increase or improve the participation of these groups in the paid or unpaid labour market. The current economical crisis and the increasing unemployment affects all parts of society, but has surely a devastating impact on these groups.