Next Steps for Social Enterprise in Scotland
This briefing will examine the latest policy developments, trends, support and good practice in the social enterprise sector.
In December 2016, the Scottish Government published a 10-year, national social enterprise strategy. Developed with the sector, it sets out shared ambitions and a framework for action for social enterprise.
Scotland's social enterprise is recognised as world-leading, contributing £1.68 billion to the Scottish economy each year and supporting more than 100,000 jobs. In increasingly challenging financial times, how can the sector develop and realise its potential?
Key learning objectives:
- Get an up-to-date brief on the latest developments within social enterprise, including the new strategy
- Gain insights into support, opportunities and innovative practice enhancing operations and impact
- Learn from case study examples of effective, successful and inspiring social enterprises making a difference
09:15 Registration and morning refreshments
10:00 Welcome and introduction by the Chair
Professor Alan Alexander OBE, General Secretary, Royal Society of Edinburgh
Session one: Social Enterprise in Scotland
10:05 Social Enterprise in Scotland
- Building from the Social Enterprise in Scotland Census 2015, through the coproduction of Scotland’s Social Enterprise Strategy 2016-26 and subsequent action plan Building a Sustainable Social Enterprise Sector in Scotland.
Fraser Kelly, Chief Executive, Social Enterprise Scotland
10:25 Social Enterprise Development Update: The public sector focus
- Update on new areas of government legislation/policy focus
- Update on focus of new government and funding initiatives to support the sector
- Comment on how effective the above may be
Robin Fallas, Senior Associate, (Specialising in public sector & procurement and charities and third sector), MacRoberts LLP
10:45 The Why and How of Social Investment
- Is social investment something to be feared or embraced?
- This presentation looks at the cultural and ideological shift that many social enterprises have undergone to liberate themselves from grant dependency.
- Learn how to utilise investment to build a sustainable business delivering enduring social impact.
- Hear the challenges and opportunities investment brings…
Roger Moors, Chief Development Officer, Social Investment Scotland
11:05 Questions and discussion
11:30 Refreshments and networking
Session two: Ways forward and realising potential
11:50 Realising Procurement Opportunities Through Collaboration and Consortia Working
- Setting the scene
- Opportunities and challenges
- Partnership & procurement support
- Collaborative tendering and partnership working
Yvonne McBride, Collaborate Scotland Co-ordinator, Senscot
12:10 Taking advantage of tendering and procurement opportunities
- Accessing new market
- Combining complementary skillsets to provide new products/ services
- Collective tendering to achieve contracts
Gill Joy, Co-operative Development Scotland
12:30 Questions and discussion
12:50 Lunch and networking
Session three: Case study seminar - Learning lessons and developing successful enterprises
Leading figures from a range of backgrounds across the sector will share insights into their experiences, practice and principles which are enabling them to run commercially and socially successful businesses
13.45 Our Story
- Understanding social enterprise from a community aspect.
- Expectations from and to public agencies.
- What I aim to achieve for PPP to develop a successful and sustainable enterprise.
Katrina MacNab, Chief Executive Officer, Pulteneytown People’s Project
14:05 Case study - MHScot Workplace Wellbeing CIC
Catherine Eadie, Founder, MHScot Workplace Wellbeing CIC
14:25 Questions and discussion
14:45 Chair's closing remarks
14:50 Close of event
*Agenda subject to change
Venue and costs
Novotel Edinburgh, 80 Lauriston Place , Edinburgh, EH3 9DE
- Discounted rate: 1 place £145 + VAT (Voluntary / charitable organisations with an annual income of less than £1m)
- Reduced rate: 1 place £245 + VAT | 2+ places £195 + VAT (Central government departments and agencies, local authorities, universities, colleges, NHS, police, professional associations and voluntary / charitable organisations with an annual income over £1m)
- Full rate: 1 place £295 + VAT | 2+ places £245 + VAT (Commercial organisations e.g. plc, Ltd, LLP)
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