This event is targeted at those staff and students who are looking for new ways to transfer their research outputs to a wider audience as well as those who wish to know more about social enterprise.
Social Enterprise symposium and workshop – Social Enterprise Day, Thursday, 19th November
A social enterprise may be best summarised as a business with primarily social objectives whose surpluses (profits) are principally reinvested for that purpose in the business or the community. In a way they bring together the best elements of a charity and a business. There has been a massive increase in the rate of social enterprise start-ups as more and more people see this as an exciting and effective way of beginning to tackle some of the most pressing and seemingly intractable environmental and societal problems.
This symposium and workshop assumes no prior knowledge of social enterprise and begins by looking at some of key questions such as ‘what is social enterprise?’, ‘why is it important?’, ‘how do I set one up? and ‘how do I get revenue and become sustainable?’ finishing up in the afternoon, with a hands-on session in which you get the chance to come up with your own concept for a social enterprise and how you would take that forward. The sessions are arranged so that you can come to both or either of the sessions. A light buffet will also be available around 1pm.
If you wish to find out more then please visit http://personalpages.manchester.ac.uk/staff/M.Henery/Social%20Enterprise%20Symposium%20and%20Workshop%20-%20Final.htm to get more details or e-mail M.Henery@manchester.ac.uk to book your place
Please note that spaces will be limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.