iSE | Birmingham Social Enterprise Festival 2018 Round Up!

Marking the largest celebration of Social Enterprise in the West Midlands to date, our Social Enterprise Festival saw over 50 Social Enterprises and over 200 festival attendees come together to celebrate everything Social Enterprise across the region.

 

Donning hard hats, Changes UK were creative as ever with their stand providing the festival with some lush greenery.

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Birgit Kehrer was on hand showcasing the fantastic work of Change Kitchen CIC.

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Our friends from The Big Issue were also in attendance – here’s Sarah Crawley; iSE CEO with our lovely volunteer.

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Shelanu‘s stand was very popular! Festival goers got to make, press and engrave their very own bespoke jewellery.

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Clare Wilcox from the Balance Collective shares her story with Josh from Wates.

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Carla Smith from Leaf Creative Arts discussing all things Social Enterprise.

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Dr Christopher Parker CBE, Managing Director of West Midlands Academic Health Science Network with new start social entrepreneur Shamala Antonio.

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Centrala were also in presence, including Ms Centrala herself; Alicja Kaczmarek!

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Saima Razzaq from Boatel sharing her social mission with Better Pathways.

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All smiles at the lovely The Big Issue stand.

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Sarah Mayger and Isra Ahmed representing Health Exchange.

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Queeni Thomas from Golden Sparkle showcasing her business.

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Nate Sheridan from Citizen Coaching sharing his story.

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Team BVSC manning their stall.

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Unity Streets sharing their story with Leaf Creative Arts.

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The festival in all it’s glory!

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Living Well Consortium‘s Shahid Zaman and Patrick Kwesiga; Mental Health and Wellbeing Lead.

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Team Beanstalk

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The Arches Project were full of smiles as they showcased their latest and upcoming projects and exhibitions.

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Newman University sharing the passion for creating a friendly community environment.

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Team Upcycle full of smiles, sharing their business with festival goers.

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Pat from Better Pathways sharing her vision.

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Team YMCA discussing social impact with festival goers.

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The Glue collective at their stand, sharing their story.

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Here’s Sarah again, this time kicking off the speeches.

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Councillor Tony Kennedy talking about growth and potential across our region.

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Tobias Gould from Changes UK celebrated Social Enterprise as part of the speeches.

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Karl Belizaire from Social Enterprise UK made note of all the fantastic work of Social Enterprises across the region.

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Lisa Cunningham from Wates shared a few words on the success of City Drive and Social Enterprise across our region.

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And just because we love this image so much… here’s it is again, the moment Sarah Crawley announced Birmingham as an accredited Social Enterprise City!

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See you next year!

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