ClearlySo - Guardian Seminar

Wednesday 14th September 2011, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Organiser: ClearlySo

 ClearlySo has joined forces with the Guardian to host a top notch half-day seminar to help social enterprises access public service assets. Moves by local authorities to make publically owned buildings and land available to social and community enterprises at preferential rates offer a range of opportunities. Featuring expert speakers, this top quality event will provide information on legislation and discuss the pros and cons of taking on community assets.

Bikeworks opens at Bethnal Green on July 18th

 Bikeworks' new shop and offices will be open to the public from Monday 18th July.

Find them from 18th at 138-140 Cambridge Heath Road, E1 5QJ. See map here

Some of their activities such as the all ability cycling club will however continue to operate from Victoria park. The Gun wharf site will remain open to the public until the end of July.

Any queries call us on 020 8980 7998.

For What it's Worth - Can Social Enterprises Deliver Local Services?

Wednesday 16th February 2011, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Organiser: Social Firms UK

This free event is for local authority procurement officers and social enterprises. It will explore the practicalities of engaging social enterprise to deliver local services. We'll be taking a look at who's already done it, who's in the process of doing it and what legal and financial challenges they faced. For the full programme, click here.

A panel of experts will be on hand during a Q&A, followed by three tailored workshops in the afternoon which will focus on a particular area of service delivery.



10am: Registration and coffee

Making the Leap: Social Enterprise & the NHS

Thursday 23rd February 2012, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Organiser: ClearlySo

 This seminar is the 3rd of a series ClearlySo is running in partnership with the Guardian. This half day event will focus on the challenges of transition from NHS employee to social entrepreneur. We'll deliver practical advice on how to survive beyond the first contract and work toward long term financial viability.

More information here:

What will VAT changes mean for public sector spinouts?

Thursday 2nd February 2012, 8:30am

ClearlySo is partnering with Buzzacott to deliver a breakfast seminar on VAT changes and the impact that they would have on public sector spinouts.

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ClearlySo Tea Time Q&A

Thursday 19th January 2012, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

 This is a perfect opportunity to meet in an informal environment, discuss all sorts of issues affecting you and your business - and get your caffeine fix at the same time. The ClearlySo team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about your business or social enterprise in general.

More info click here.


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SROI Practitioner Training - Accredited

Wednesday 18th January 2012 - Friday 14th December 2012
Organiser: SROI Network

This training course is designed to be taken as 2 days together, and provides training to a level suitable for trainees seeking to become accredited practitioners. It is designed as the first step for individuals considering doing an SROI. No prior experience is required.

SROI is an approach to understanding and managing the impacts of a project, organisation or policy. It is based on stakeholders and uses financial value of the important impacts identified by stakeholders to identify what is important to them.

It is a framework to structure thinking and understanding. It’s a story not a number. The story should show how you understand the value created, manage it and can prove it. The benefits of SROI include:

Winning Business Event

Wednesday 30th November 2011, 10:00am - 4:20pm

Social enterprises operate within competitive markets with a broad spectrum of services and goods to sell. This event is designed for any social enterprise – small, medium & large – that is competing for business and seeking to win contracts across the sectors. This event will provide social enterprises with the opportunity to:

  • explore the ways in which they can compete and win contracts and enter into supply chains
  • network with other social enterprises
  • ask those that are involved in procurement and commissioning what it is they are looking for
  • share best practice

10:00 - Registration with tea and coffee

10:15 -  Introductions from the Chair Freya Powell, 3xE Network Manager

10:30 - Keynote Speech Kate Markey, Acting Chief Executive, CAN

10:50 - Case Study: TCUK - the opportunities and challenges of winning contracts Sian Thomas, Commercial Director, TCUK

11.30 - Coffee

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Social Firms demonstrate the Big Society in action for social enterprise day

 Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) & Lambeth Council visited Star Social Firm Lambeth ACCORD to mark global Social Enterprise Day on Thursday the 17th of November and got a taste of the Big Society in action.

Lambeth ACCORD is a leading London disability Social Firm that provides managed office space and a conference and training centre. This community resource centre acts as the ‘hub’ for a thriving diverse disability community in Brixton, South London and has been awarded the prestigious quality standard, Star Social Firm.

Muhammad Yunus speaks at Good Deals 2011

Good Deals 2011, the UK’s leading social investment conference returns to the Barbican Centre, London on Thursday 24 November.

The agenda is packed full of useful workshops to help social enterprises grow and gain investment, and microfinance pioneer and serial social entrepreneur Muhammad Yunus will be guest of honour.

There'll be a fantastic mix of delegates made up of social enterprises, investors and corporate innovators. See the full programme online.

Book you ticket now to avoid disappointment: