The Networking Event and Blog for Social Enterprise and Social Entrepreneurs in Birmingham and the West Midlands

Our networking partners SEWM CIC are holding two Social Enterprise Mentor on the Move events in May and June: Stoke and Birmingham.

These events will be of interest to: social enterprises, social entrepreneurs, community projects, SMEs, funders, students, graduates and supporters to share their stories, business practices and exchange ideas and expertise.

 

Stoke on Trent – register here

Thursday 22nd May, 2:30pm-4:30pm

Lister Trade Frames, Unit 2, Govan Rd, Fenton Industrial Estate, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 2RS ‎

 

Birmingham –  register here

Thursday 19th June 2014, 2:30pm-4:30pm

The Signing Tree Conference Centre, Ladywood Road, Birmingham, B16 8SZ

 

Coming up a special After Work Social Enterprise Mentor…not to be missed, more details soon!

 

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This month sees the 4th anniversary of our popular networking event Social Enterprise Mentor. Our first event took place on 18th February 2010 at Urban Coffee in Birmingham and has grown to become a regular event across the West Midlands with our partners Social Enterprise West Midlands.

This year also sees the 4th Birthday of Cloudberry and to celebrate two great birthdays we are giving away a few treats each month between now and April 2014 (follow us on Twitter for details). Those of you who have managed to get a place at the February networking event with SEWM will enjoy some lovely birthday cake from Concept Conference Centre.

We’d also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has supported, attended and benefited from our networking events over the years. We hope to see you at an event soon!

Our first partner networking event of 2014 takes place at Creative Alliance in Birmingham.

This free networking event is open to all with an interest in social enterprise. Whether you are looking to find out more about the sector, network with like-minded social enterprises and organisations or build those business contacts, Mentor on the Move is a perfect opportunity.

The event will be of interest to: social enterprises, social entrepreneurs, community projects, SMEs, funders, students, graduates and supporters to share their stories, business practices and exchange ideas and expertise.

DATE: 13th February 2014, 2:30pm-4:30pm

LOCATION: Creative Alliance, 213 Scott House, Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B9 4AA (Car parking postcode: B9 4AL).

REGISTRATION: click here for further information and to book

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Our next networking event is run in conjunction with Social Enterprise West Midlands on the 31st October 2013.

Mentor on the Move is a series of regular events held across the Midlands, bringing together anyone interested in social enterprise.

The Priory Rooms in Birmingham will be hosting this free event which is suitable for those wanting to find out more about social enterprise, meet other SEs and build business contacts. You will have the opportunity to access information, advice and guidance to help your organisation develop.

2:00pm – 3:30pm (Please aim to arrive at 1:30pm)

The Priory Rooms, Quaker Meeting House,

40 Bull Street Birmingham, B4 6AF

This event is suitable for: social enterprises, social entrepreneurs, start-ups, voluntary and community organisations, funders and sector supporters. It is also a great way for people wanting to take their first steps towards social enterprise, such as, students, graduates, community projects or SMEs to find out more.

Book your place now by clicking here

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Social Enterprise Mentor is hosting a special networking event for the launch of the Citizen Hub at the Custard Factory in Digbeth On Tuesday 4th June 2013.

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Yumm Cafe, The Custard Factory, Tuesday 4th June 3.000pm to 4.30pm

The event is open to all with an interest or an involvement in social enterprise, a great place for social entrepreneurs, social enterprises, community projects, SMEs, funders and supports to share their stories, business practices and exchange ideas and expertise.

The Citizen Hub will provide on and offline services in the areas of Health and Well-Being, Criminal Justice Intervention, Business Services and Community Engagement.

To register click here

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Mentor on the Move kicks off Summer with two exiting education themed networking events at Bournville College and Warwick UniversityBournville College, Thursday 2nd May 1.30-3.30pm 

The event is open to all with an interest or an involvement in social enterprise, a great place for social entrepreneurs, social enterprises, community projects, SMEs, funders and supports to share their stories, business practices and exchange ideas and expertise. Mentor on the Move is a series of regular, informal networking events held at various venues across the West Midlands. For more details and to book a place please visit SEWM CIC

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Over forty community groups have benefited from training by Bournville College,  most notably in children’s centres, day centres, charities and schools. 447 learners completed courses in a variety of subjects, including IT, Art, Cooking, Assertion and Stress Management, Understanding Teenagers, Community Volunteers, Helping out in School and many more. All of these courses have been organised to meet the needs of the local community and many learners have since progressed to the College, achieving nationally recognised qualifications. The College also works closely with Job Centre Plus and Birmingham City Council Employment and Access Team to deliver programmes for recently redundant, short and long-term unemployed candidates.

Warwick University on Thursday 23rd May. 2.00-3.30pm

The event is open to all with an interest or an involvement in social enterprise, a great place for social entrepreneurs, social enterprises, community projects, SMEs, funders and supports to share their stories, business practices and exchange ideas and expertise. So if you are a student, or have just graduated, and are interested in learning more about social enterprise and social entrepreneurship come along to find out more! Mentor on the Move is a series of regular, informal networking events held at various venues across the region. For more details and to book a place please visit SEWM CIC

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The University of Warwick is working to develop and grow social entrepreneurship and is encouraging both its students and staff to give their innovative ideas a go.  In 2012, two new social enterprises were launched following successful applications to the Warwick SU Ernst & Young Social Enterprise Project and this year the University has launched the Warwick Social Enterprise Award scheme, in partnership with UnLtd.  These awards are available to help staff, students and recent graduates to kick-start a socially enterprising idea and we are delighted to have supported six new projects already.

 

Mentor on the Move returns in March to Bromsgrove at Empowering People in Communities (EPIC).

Date: 14 March, 2013
Time: 2:00-3:30pm
Location: 13 – 21 Humphrey Avenue, Charford, Bromsgrove, B60 3JB

Social Enterprise West Midlands are providing this networking event for social entrepreneurs and social enterprises, helping organisations and business to exchange ideas, best practice and expertise.

Mentor on the Move is a series of regular, informal networking events held at various venues across the West Midlands.

This networking event is open to all with an interest or an involvement in social enterprise – ideal for start ups, entrepreneurs, enterprises, funders and supporters. It is also a great way for people wanting to take their first steps towards social enterprise, such as, students, graduates, community projects or SMEs.

The event will be held at EPIC CIC on Thursday 14th March 2013 (2:00pm til 3:30pm)

The Trunk, 13 – 21 Humphrey Avenue, Charford, Bromsgrove, B60 3JB.

Based in Bromsgrove, EPIC was set up in 2008 to help people within communities to influence and engage in the better delivery of public services. They work with a variety of partner agencies and community members to bring about positive, sustainable changes within communities. Based at their community centre, The Trunk, EPIC provide numerous services and classes – from stop smoking classes and healthy eating support to youth services and a community cafe, including their Community Pathways Project.

Register at SEWM CIC

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