Celebrating Suffolk Social Enterprise

Celebrate Suffolk Social Enterprise

13th October

Endeavour House, Ipswich, Suffolk

Join us for a FREE one-day conference to celebrate the increasingly dynamic social enterprise economy in the East of England and discuss the role the sector can play in transforming public service delivery. 


Who should attend

Social enterprise leaders, emerging and early stage social entrepreneurs, politicians, commissioners, local authority and NHS commissioners and planners.  The day is informal and delegates may attend some or all of the day.


The day will:


  • provide information for public sector managers and councillors about Social Enterprise, the opportunities it presents and how it can help to deliver strategic plans and commissioning requirements.
  • provide an opportunity to information share / connection opportunity for existing Social Enterprise - cross enterprise trading, network support etc.
  • Enable social enterprise support agencies SEEE & SEUK to better understand the support requirements of social enterprises in the East.



9.30        Welcome and Introductions -Colin Noble, Leader, Suffolk County Council


9.40        What is social enterprise and how it can deliver social value -Nick Temple, Social Enterprise UK


10.20     Enabling social value in contacts - outcome based commissioning

                SCC Procurement


10.40     Social impact measurement- lessons from the VCSE sector

                Hannah Reid, Community Action Suffolk


11:00     Making Social Enterprise Work - Case studies from local social enterprises

11.40     What's happening locally

                Digby Chacksfield, Eastern Enterprise Hub


12.00     Question and answers - facilitated by Andy Brady, Director of SEEE


12:20     Close - opportunity to visit market stalls in the Atrium Area


12.20 - 14:00      Display of local Suffolk social enterprises including Buy Social Market

                                 Opportunity for networking between Suffolk SE's and Suffolk Public Sector officers / politicians




13.30 - 14.30    Afternoon workshop programme      


Workshop 1      Getting started - for prospective and newly created Social Enterprise providers               


Workshop 2       Procurement - How social enterprise can win contracts and gain new business


To book visit: www.celebratesocialenterpriseinsuffolk.eventbrite.co.uk