“The conference was brilliantly organised and executed, way better than usual conferences I go to.  Great balance of speakers, Q&A and networking opportunities and breaking into subject groups at lunch was fantastic as well, met some really good people”. 


                                                                                                      Richard Milburn, founder, Tunza.

2015 Social Enterprise Conference

12th October 2015, London

     It is a wrap for the inaguarual 2015 Social Enterprise Conference, 12th October 2015, London.   Having seeded the idea from hosting the social enterprise meet ups over the summer, this event designed from a bottom up approach from one social entrepreneur to another, aimed to give nascent social entrepreneurs the essential knowledge, contacts and networking opportunities to start and excel in their social mission and enterprise.  We thank all our speakers, partners, attendees and sponsors who had contributed to the day.




Robert Ashton, The Barefoot Entrepreneur & Founder, Swarm Apprenticeships

Robert Foster, Co-Founder, Red Ochre

David Boyle, Director,  The Community Shares Company

Amir Rizwan, Investment Executive, Venturesome

Theresa Burton, CEO and Co-founder, Buzzbnk

John Montague, Director of Early Stage Business, Big Issue Invest

Albert Chong, Fast Growth Programme Lead, UnLtd

Neil Hewitt, Social & Cultural Team Manager, Triodos Bank

Simon Evill, Head of Ventures, Clearlyso

Alison Hopkins, Chief Executive, Accelerate CIC

Hermione Taylor, Founding Director, The DoNation

Anuj Kapoor, Founding Director, Himalayan People Ltd

Alison Freeman, Consultant, NEF Consulting

Jeremy Hime,  Business and Operations Manager, Creative Homes

Helen Maier, Lead Designer, Creative Homes

Charlotte Borger, Communications Director, Divine Chocolate Ltd

Zoe Amar, Director, Zoe Amar Communications

Alistair Heron, Partnerships and Business Development Manager, Colne Housing Society Ltd

Iain Tuckett, Group Director, Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre

Paula Woodman, Advisor, Enterprise and Society, British Council

Robin Clarkson, Senior Bid Writer/ Reviewer, Bidright UK

Esther Foreman, Director, People’s Republic

Jonathan May, CEO, Hubbub & Director, UK Crowdfunding Association


“Great event. Particularly impressed with how you pulled together such an impressive mix of high calibre speakers in a relatively short time, whilst giving the event a very practical edge that helped differentiate it”

Alistair Heron,  partnership and business development manager, Colne Housing



"A good variety of experienced and well known speakers with practical tips"

John Remigus, founder, iEngergy


"Mind opening, involving and a successful day"

Andrea Rubiano, Hult International Business University



" Informative, great speakers and thought provoking"

Lucy Hayter,  a nascent social enterprise


“Brilliant, inspiring, informative and supportive”  

Sandy Wilson, a nascent social entrepreneur


“The conference was very well organised. I enjoyed the day and found the sessions very interesting. Also, the format was quite interactive and the number of attendees was just right to allow meeting people one on one during the breaks”

Anuj Kapoor, founding director, Himalayan People


" Informative, great speakers and thought provoking"

Lucy Hayter, a nascent social entrepreneur

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