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Social Enterprise East Midlands Newsletter – October 2011

Introduction We are all working hard here at SEEM to build a sustainable business and have been following up lots of potential business leads and partnerships that are emerging in the sector and will keep you updated via this newsletter. There are lots of social enterprise events going on in the region over the next few months, one of which is an event hosted by the Institute of Consultants, Chartered Management Institute and Women in Management with Nick Hurd th MP as guest speaker on 10 November at the Radisson Blu Hotel at East Midlands airport. I will also be speaking about the future of Social Enterprise in the UK, so hope to meet many of you there. We are also sorry to say good bye to Emma Torrance, our Director of Resources and Programmes who has been a dedicated member of the team for over 8 years. We wish her every success in her new role at highly successful social enterprise, The Mighty Creatives. Follow us on twitter @se_eastmidlands or contact me via linked-in on our new website.

Roger Moors Chief Executive Officer

Latest News

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Our AGM will be on 9 November this year at which point we hope to be able to communicate more information about our future plans to all our members. We have also confirmed Peter Holbrook – CEO at Social Enterprise UK as our guest speaker, and will inform all of you about timings nearer the date to enable you to attend this part of the day. For those who would like to become a member, please complete an application form here.

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Social Enterprise Day 17 November We are pulling together a list of ‘must see’ events that are happening around Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire, so please feel free to let us know details of any plans you have to enable us to raise awareness of social enterprise in your area. We are working with Aspiren to promote Nottingham City’s activities, more information on which can be found here...

Two innovative organisations break new ground with pioneering £200k investment Big Issue Invest (BII), part of The Big Issue group of companies, has announced a pioneering £200,000 investment in shares of the award winning My Time CIC a Community Interest Company. Read more...


World Habitat Awards The World Habitat Awards were established in 1985 by the Building and Social Housing Foundation as part of its contribution to the United Nations International Year of Shelter for the Homeless. Click here for more...

University of Nottingham launch social enterprise internship programme

The programme is an opportunity for Social Enterprises and the wider Third Sector to access the research expertise of its PhD and Early Career Researchers, through a specific project. More details...

Planning for climate change Despite the fact that planning decisions affect virtually everyone, very few of us – as individuals or as a community – get involved in the consultation process. Planning for Climate Change is an on-line single point resource which provides easily accessible to help everyone understand what’s going on, especially in relation to sustainable development and climate change...read more...

Partnership wins national award for enterprising work to boost borough

ENTERPRISE agency Erewash Partnership has won a top national business award for its work in promoting and regenerating the borough. The Partnership has won the National Enterprise Award for Best Local Network or Partnership in what the organisers called an extremely competitive category....click here for more...

Events and Training

Community Action Derby offer FREE advice on achieving ISO 9001 standards

The voluntary and public sectors need to show that they can work to world-class standards such as ISO 9001 and provide efficient, value for money services. The move towards a contract culture means we need to be accountable to funders and gain an edge in competitive tendering. This has led to an increase in the take up of the world's top quality standards....click here for more information...


SROI Network offers introductory and practitioner training courses This training provided by the SROI network gives an introduction to the principles and processes of SROI in one day. This will help those in the third, public and private sector alike to gain a greater understanding of how SROI can help them account for their social, environmental and economic value...click here for more...

SEWM run social enterprise in education and learning event SEWM CIC is staging a one day conference with the aim of inspiring teachers and educators across the Midlands to transform the way they teach and foster social enterprise within schools, colleges and other educational settings. Look here for more details...

Are you an inspirational leader? QUAD has collaborated with award-winning 1623 theatre company to offer an exclusive training course. Imagine a dynamic and engaging one-day workshop where participants learn from Shakespeare’s characters to explore ageless leadership qualities, specifically how to inspire and motivate people. Click here for more...

Big Lottery event – measuring impact The day will include speakers from organisations offering a range of tools and options to measure and report on impact. There will also be a series of workshops from organisations offering practical advice on topics such as SROI, soft outcomes and social enterprise. More here...

First Tuesday networking event Run by the Nottingham Hub, First Tuesday is a networking event for all those interested in social enterprise. st Tuesday 1 November at 6pm at Antenna in Beck Street, Nottingham. For more details click here...

Social Enterprise Training

Book now for your place on SEEM’s popular training courses An Introduction to Social Enterprise 8 November – Leicester - 10am to 1pm, a half-day course at £45 Legal Structures and Governance 15th November – Leicester - 10am to 4pm, a full-day course at £95 Finance for Social Enterprise


22nd November - Leicester10am to 4pm, a full-day course at £95 Please note that there is a discount of 10% off if you book two workshops and 15% off if you book all three workshops. For more information about the content of the courses, click here

And Finally If you would like to submit a news item for this newsletter, or know anyone else who would like to receive this newsletter direct, please contact yvonne.mcadam@seem.uk.net to be added to our database. To unsubscribe from this newsletter, send an email to info@seem.uk.net and write ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line

Social Enterprise East Midlands is supported by the Big Lottery and the European Social Fund

SEEM Newsletter October 2011  

SEEM Newsletter October 2011

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