We would like to invite you or a colleague to a special one-day seminar at Clothworkers' Hall hosted by E3M, supporting local public authorities to develop innovative partnerships with social enterprises.

Based on reflective discussions, participants will look at how the learning from innovative case studies can be applied to their own areas and how we can grow the social enterprise market/supplier base.

Sessions will explore:

  • Innovation and intrinsic social value
  • Partnership working based on relational commissioning, drawing on examples from the E3M Procurement to Partnership Toolkit
  • The use of social investment
  • Growing the social enterprise market

The case studies include:

  • Sirona CIC – one of the UK’s largest social enterprises delivering community health and care services in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset
  • Plymouth City Council – relational approaches to commissioning with social enterprises, including complex needs, wellbeing and children’s services
  • Catalyst Choices CIC – working with Halton Borough Council and CCG
  • Rotherham Rise – using social investment to build capacity in supporting survivors of domestic abuse and sexual exploitation
  • P3 – working with West Lyndsey District Council to transform blighted, privately owned social housing into sustainable housing for the community, using social investment

Commissioners and local authority decision makers will have the chance to discuss ideas and issues with representatives from some of the UK’s most successful social enterprises and social investment providers, and with expert input from the E3M partners.

Participants are also invited to take part in an evening reception following on from the seminar to celebrate E3M’s ten-year anniversary and learn about their plans for the future.

To find out more and book your place, please click here.

Wednesday 25 May 2022

09:30 - Start
17:30 - Finish

Clothworkers' Hall
Dunster Court