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Upcoming events for impact-focused procurement teams & social enterprises in October

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10th October, Manchester by Flourish CIC

Join for intensive, tailored support and hear different approaches to evidencing need and reporting social value. There will be opportunities to join round-table discussions, troubleshoot challenges, work collaboratively and access peer and mentor support.

10th October, Bristol by Made Talent

Join this event to learn how to:

  • Amplify your business brand online and across professional networks

  • Increase your “employer of choice” reputation in a fierce tech-talent market

  • Create and champion your purpose-driven brand

  • Drive your purpose-driven message practically, the backbone of hiring brilliant talent and retaining them whilst staying true to your values

12th-13th October, online and London by BizClik Media Group

This two-day conference will see more than 60 internationally acclaimed, inspirational leaders from the global procurement and supply chain communities debate and present valuable solutions for the most pressing issues faced by companies of all sizes and from all areas of business.

12th October, London by Outlandish

Join this event to understand the similarities and differences between cooperatives and social enterprises, learn to map the resources and networks within social enterprise and cooperative fields of practice and access tools for your cooperative to mobilise the resources needed to flourish.

13th October, Birmingham by Julie's Bicycle

This one-day summit will look at political, demographic, economic and social changes driven by our changing climate, and explore how working with shared purpose can generate social, economic and creative value that helps us all to imagine, and craft a better tomorrow

17th October, Bristol by School for Social Entrepreneurs Dartington

Join IP expert Dave Morgan of DMIP Solutions to learn what you need to know about intellectual property for your social purpose business.


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18th October, Barnsley by Barnsley CVS

Social Enterprise Exchange promotes social entrepreneurship, through awareness raising events, knowledge exchange and peer networking; it provides step-up support for start-ups, including hot-desks, start-up grants and mentoring; and it offers specialist enterprise advice and support for existing social enterprises to grow and to develop new products and services.

18th October, Manchester by ANTZ UK

Join ANTZ and network partner Laing O'Rourke in discussing what they are doing to drive person-centred Social Value in local communities and supporting others to do the same.

19th October, Manchester by Social Value UK

Social Value UK, along with our members and partners, will dive-into a range of social value topics and themes to help us all to take the next steps towards a shared future of social value, driving decisions for more equality, improved wellbeing, and greater environmental care. Social Value is ever more critical as we collectively face growing interconnected social, environmental, cultural, and economic challenges and need new and innovative thinking to tackle these.

20th October, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne by Connected Voice

This session is for Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations serving Newcastle looking to define, clarify or refresh their organisation's mission, vision and values.

24th- 25th October, Italy by Associazione Social Value Italia

Social Value Matters Europe is a conference dedicated to best practices and innovations in the world of impact measurement and management, with the aim of highlighting the transformative role that social value accounting can play in creating a sustainable world.

25th October, Online by Propeller, University of Central Lancashire

Join Dennis Langley for this workshop, where he will explain the importance of Social Enterprise, particularly in the context of the current economic, social and environmental contexts. You will leave with an understanding of how Social Enterprises work and the mechanisms by which they may be established and grow.

27th October, London by Investor Conferences (UK) Ltd

This is a one-day conference and exhibition for private investors who want to learn more about sustainable, social and ESG investing.


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