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21st November 2013

Seminars for Social Enterprise Advisers

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(Taking place 2, 3 and 4 December 2013 at various North East locations)

Are you an adviser called on to help set up or grow social enterprises? Would you like to improve your ability to find the optimal organisational structure for your clients?

Geof Cox Associates will be running a series of FREE seminars in North East England in early December on behalf of the North East Social Enterprise Partnership, aimed at developing a network and resources to embed organisational structure development expertise in the social enterprise support infrastructure in the region.

Details can be found below, click here to download the full programme

For more info, please contact info@nesep.co.uk or geof@geofcox.info

Seminar 1 Developing your ability to find the optimal organisational structure

  • 2 December 2013 at Teesside University Darlington Campus
  • 4 December 2013 at The Beacon, Newcastle 
  • Buffet lunch at 12noon followed by a working afternoon, finish by 5pm
This seminar will explore the knowledge and resources required to give excellent advice on structuring and restructuring social enterprise - and also explain NESEP's plans for a sustainable expert network - and provide all you need to know to decide if you want to be part of it.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK FOR 2 DECEMBER (DARLINGTON) >>>  CLICK HERE TO BOOK FOR 4 DECEMBER (NEWCASTLE) >>> 

Seminar 2 Community share issues, how and why? 

  • 3 December 2013 at Gateshead Advice Centre 
  • Buffet lunch at 12noon followed by a working afternoon, finish by 4pm
Although aimed primarily at advisers, this seminar will be open to anyone interested in financing social enterprise by raising money from the public.  It will be led by Dave Hollings and Geof Cox.

Dave's consultancy, CMS, advised on the renowned community buyout of the UK’s first co-operative pub, the Old Crown at Hesket Newmarket, and went on to advise a number of other community buy-outs and social enterprise start-ups financed by share issues. Geof Cox will outline his current work with the CIC Association on guidance and model documentation to enable Community Interest Companies to more easily raise share investment from their 'community of interest'.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK FOR 3 DECEMBER (GATESHEAD) >>>