CIC Association

Serving Community Enterprise

Think Big: Think Social - THE Social Enterprise Business Growth Event

"Be the first to hear about the emerging challenges and great opportunities for 2014 and then put your plan into action"

 GET Investment - Discover the latest trends and opportunities
 KEEP Legal - Avoid the common mistakes and pitfalls that growing businesses make
 GET Noticed - Turn your customers into Raving Fans with awesome branding
 GREAT People - Get the most from your people & keep on the right side of the law

Do you have big ideas and plans for the future?
Think Big Think Social is all about taking those ideas and turning them in to reality - with an array of experts, speakers and advice available this is one event not to be missed.

Customise Your Day
 Listen to Great Keynote Speakers
 Attend Great workshops (attend up to 4 during the day)
 Meet the expert - 'pop-up' sessions throughout the day
 Marketplace stalls

Grab the full brochure and speaker profiles here

GET Investment
John Mulkerrin from the CIC Association - "How to raise £50,000 through a CIC community share issue” – and how the new Social Investment Tax Relief can be obtained as well
Sara Burgess, the CIC Regulator - Feedback on the latest CIC consultation and changes to the dividend caps
Peter Hughes, Regional Manager at Charity Bank (Event Sponsors). 'Loan Finance: How to make a successful application'
Heidi Harris from Harris Accountancy. 'Social value: What is it and how can you measure it?'

Penny Newman OBE (Keynote Speaker)
Penny has worked at Cafedirect, the UK’s largest 100% Fairtrade hot drinks company, and she led the company in the largest public ethical share issue in the UK, raising £5m for the organisation. Penny also transformed The Jamie Oliver Foundation increasing its social activities and diversifying its income streams. Prior to this Penny worked at The Body Shop. Penny is a Board member for the Social Enterprise Mark Company. Penny was awarded an OBE for services to ethical business in 2008. Penny will be talking about developing your strategy in order to gain investment for your social enterprise

KEEP Legal
David Alcock from Anthony Collins Solicitors reveals the common legal mistakes that growing enterprises make and how you can avoid them
Paul Sherry from ID Enterprise Risk – Why your business needs a risk management plan

GET Noticed
Ranjit Bansal from Dynamic Marketing – 'Insider' Brand Secrets from a branding expert
Siobhan Harper-Nunes from Shakti Women reveals 'How to be a networking whizz'
Brett Mabberley from BLM Interaction – “Behaviour Basixs – how actions speak louder than words”. How you can improve your body language to win pitches and create positive outcomes from meetings

GREAT People
Jan Golding from Roots HR – Key elements to a successful people plan and how to avoid running into trouble with employment law
Errol Lawson, Speaker, Author and Executive Coach- 'Positive Change is Possible' – inspiring you to make positive change and pursue your dreams

Whether you are a new social enterprise or an existing social enterprise, this event is for you, and will equip you with the skills and expertise to grow and expand further.

Grab the full brochure and speaker profiles here

The event is on Friday 15th November 2013 at
The Signing Tree Conference Centre in Birmingham
Tickets are £75+VAT. Use the promotional code CIC to get £10 discount. Harris Accountancy clients only £37.50+VAT.
Get your tickets now!

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