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The SENs: Friday 31st October 2014
Dundee City Council and Dundee SEN hosted its SE Conference in the city this week, entitled ‘Spotlight on Progress & Future Opportunities’. An impressive turnout – over 100 delegates – heard a series of informative and entertaining presentations from Derek Marshall (Factory Skatepark); Dr Andrew Murray; Neil Mathieson (Atlantis Leisure); Simon Teasdale (Glasgow C.U) and Rick Rijsdijk (Social Value Lab). Rick also presented the findings of the newly published Mapping Report. Headlines include: 123 SEs; combined income of £91m; spending power of £83m; and total assets of £105m. Here is link to full report available and also presentations at the event.
On Monday, Falkirk and District SEN (FDSEN) and Senscot (as part of the SSE Alliance with Social Firms Scotland and Social Enterprise Scotland) hosted a Social Enterprise Policy event in the Trinity Church in Falkirk. Delegates had the opportunity to hear from Falkirk Council on the developments of their SE Strategy; Falkirk CVS and local SE’s - Link Housing Association and The Gingerbread Cafe. Delegates then engaged in discussion re issues that are arising from the consultation process of the emerging national SE strategy – other SENs interested in similar sessions, please contact Kim. Presentations from the Falkirk event can be viewed here.
On Wednesday, Senscot hosted the first meeting of the Outdoor Pursuits SE’s that are members of the Sport SEN at Birnham Arts Centre. The meeting included a session on social media and input from Riddell Graham, Director of Partnerships (Visit Scotland), who spoke to the organisations about Visit Scotland’s Quality Assurance Scheme. As always at these meetings, the networking between the organisations – sharing good practice and ideas was excellent and the SE’s have indicated they want to make this a regular meeting in the SEN calendar. For more info’ on this or the Sport SEN, contact Diane.
Big congratulations from all at Senscot to this year’s SE Award winners: Category 1 - Social Enterprise of the Year - Wasps Studios;Category 2 - One to Watch - Lochbroom Woodfuels (Ullapool); Category 3 - Prove It Social Impact - Cunninghame Housing Association - Citrus Energy (Ardrossan); Category 4 - Social Enterprise Market Builder - City of Edinburgh Council & Edinburgh Social Enterprise Network (ESEN); Category 5 - Inspiring Youth - Firstport (Beyond the Finish Line) and Icecream Architecture (Glasgow) and Stonelaw High Fair Traders (schools winner, Rutherglen). See more.
As part of Moray Business Week (10th-14th Nov), tsiMORAY is running a SE market place at two Career Fairs - promoting the range of employment opportunities; and launching their documentary of inspiring young social entrepreneurs. All this is being run in partnership with the Social Enterprise Academy and Out of the Darkness Theatre Company. If you’re in the area and want to attend, see facebook pages at Social Enterprise Market and It's Happening.
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Falkirk District SEN Policy Event, 27th October
Local community farmers market
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Aberdeen Investment Readiness Workshop
Social Investment Scotland help third sector prepare for growth. Social Investment Scotland has teamed up with our partner ASEN to deliver a free investment readiness workshops on 6 November 2014. The workshop is for local charities, community businesses and social enterprises.
Date: 2014-11-06 ...more
Dundee Investment Readiness Workshop
Social Investment Scotland help third sector prepare for growth Social Investment Scotland has teamed up with our partner DSEN to deliver a free investment readiness workshops on Tuesday 11 November 2014. The workshop is for local charities, community businesses and social enterprises.
Date: 2014-11-11 ...more