The School for Social Entrepreneurs has arrived in the West Midlands and is holding a launch event on 16th September.
Social Enterprises based in the West Midlands are being offered the opportunity to have a small, free display space. The space available will only allow one pull up banner plus one person to ‘man’ the space. No tables for displays (space will be allocated on a first come first served basis).
Apart from launching the school, the event will impress upon funders, local authorities, LEPs, corporate partners and other decision makers the depth and breadth of social enterprises operating in the West Midlands.
LEPs and LAs in particular need to understand and value the contribution that social enterprises make in order to be willing to invest in the sector, its organisations and support providers.
This is an opportunity for social enterprises to raise awareness of the services they provide. All of the CEOs, Chief Execs, Economic Development leads and Social Value Champions from every local authority (City, County, Metropolitan, Unitary and Districts) in the region plus LEP Boards, key funders and other decision makers have been invited.
- Monday 16th September
- Event – 4:30 to 7:00pm
- Set-Up – from 2:00pm
- The McLaren Building, 46 The Priory Queensway, Birmingham, B4 7LR
- Food and refreshments will be provided
Agenda (times are approximate)
4:30 – Registration, Networking, Exhibition & Food
5:20 – Welcome & Introductions – Charles Rapson, CEO of the West Midlands School for Social Entrepreneurs (WM SSE)
5:30 – The School for Social Entrepreneurs – History, Ethos & Success – Alastair Wilson, CEO of SSE Central
6:00 – Students Stories – hear from 2 of our past students (Fellows of SSE) on how the school made a difference to them
6:20 – Investing for success – Why Solihull Council has invested in WM SSE – Mark Rogers, CEO of Solihull MBC
6:40 – Networking & Exhibition
7:15 – Event closes
8:00 – Building closes
(NB. There is no parking, not even to drop of displays)