This event is now over and took place on Thu 18 Sep 2014

Event Summary

A one-day seminar organised by Social Business International in partnership with BWB, University of Northampton, Unity Trust Bank and Baker Tilly. Sponsored by CaSE Insurance

This seminar is aimed at established social enterprises trading in public sector markets considering different approaches to growth.

Why is governance important for growth?

• Thousands of social enterprises fail to achieve their potential impact due to risk averse boards
• Over 60% of social enterprise failures stem from poor governance
• Governance is now a key element in the due diligence process for raising finance
• Community Interest Companies should review their governance in the context of the forthcoming changes to the rules on profit distribution for CICs

The seminar will explore how appropriate and robust governance underpins success for growth. Using case studies it will look at the legal, financial and practical issues involved, with commentary from experts in the field.

Who should attend?

CEOS and senior staff in social enterprises, trading charities, public sector mutuals, as well as those with an interest in social enterprise growth including social investors, advisors, local authorities, Local Enterprise Partnerships, and academic institutions.


09.30 Registration and Coffee
10.00 Welcome & Introduction
10.15 Approaches to Governance & Drivers for Change
10.45 Maximising Good with Appropriate Risk
11.30 Break
11.45 Involvement of Stakeholders
12.45 Lunch & Networking
13.30 Leadership & Organisational Culture
14.15 Accountability, Transparency & Wider Scrutiny
15.00 Break
15.15 Getting the Governance Right
15.45 Panel: key factors for success
16.20 Conclusions & Reflections
16.30 End

Booking and further information

To book, click here

Download event flyer here. 



BWB, 2-6 Cannon St., London EC4M 6YH

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