Social Enterprise Drive | A Packed Week of Events 6-10th June
Welcome to Social Enterprise Drive 2022, a dynamic week of events shining a spotlight on the organisations using business as a force for change.
This year our programme highlights the resilience of social enterprises in Birmingham and beyond, celebrating the collective spirit, innovation and strength of the sector over a challenging year.
Whether you’re a social entrepreneur, business or resident you can connect with social enterprises at what we hope is a creative and vibrant week.
#SED2022 has 5 key calls to action that run throughout the weeks agenda…
| YOUR WEEK OF EVENTS AT A GLANCE |
MONDAY 6 JUNE 2022
10.00am Welcome to Social Enterprise Drive 2022 and the launch of SE TV
Welcome to the launch of SE TV, an innovative new approach showcasing social enterprise success and promoting the co-working vital to create real impact in local communities.
Photography Exhibition: Social Enterprise Resilience
A bold exhibition of social impact, giving social enterprises visibility and a platform to tell their story.
With special thanks to Gowling WLG for supporting this event.
11.00 – 14.30 WISEBRUM Does Social Enterprise Drive!
An exciting network for ALL women working and volunteering in the Social Economy in BRUM and its surrounding areas. Share stories and support each other. | BOOK YOUR TICKETS
TUESDAY 7 JUNE 2022
10am-12pm Eco Brunch in the Social Enterprise City
Discover the new Eco Hub at Witton Lakes and connect, network and explore how we can co-create a greener social economy. BOOK YOUR TICKETS
2pm-4pm Start-Up-Cycle (Online Event)
An expert panel share their experiences of running sustainable, ethical businesses balancing growth with accountability to our planet. Get tips to start your own eco business or project. | BOOK YOUR TICKETS
WEDNESDAY 8 JUNE 2022
10am -12.30pm and 1pm-3.30pm Solihull Social Enterprise Marketplace
A fantastic opportunity to do business for good at Solihull’s Touchwood centre! Let’s showcase all that is great in the social enterprise sector. Open to all social enterprises in the GBSLEP area.
10am-11am How to Sell to the Public Sector with Supply Change (online)
An informative session helping social enterprises to learn more about selling to the public sector and navigating the procurement process BOOK YOUR TICKET
11am-2pm Summer Social Fair at the Women’s Enterprise & Community Hub
Celebrate the summer with delicious food, family crafts, stalls and wellbeing activities. Support women in business! No booking needed, just drop in.
12pm-3pm Digbeth Graffi-TEA Tour [Streets of Colour / Teas of Resistance]
Mindless vandalism or the most exciting art form on the planet? Discover the artists and experimental organisations bringing colour to Brum. Finishing at Grand Union’s Teas of Resistance for an ethical brew. | BOOK YOUR TICKETS
12.30 – 3pm The Pump Creative Spaces Open House Lunch
Discover The Pump’s suite of Creative Spaces for young people including Makerspace with 3D printer and Tshirt press. Free lunch provided to all registered attendees. | Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book
6- 8pm The Social Enterprise Start-Up Talks
What is life really like as a social entrepreneur? Overcome start-up challenges in this lively and informative session led by experts by experience. | BOOK YOUR TICKETS
THURSDAY 9 JUNE 2022
10.00am – 11.30am INVEST: THRIVE & SURVIVE in the West Midlands (Online)
A stimulating event supporting your organisation to navigate social investment – and thrive. Debunk the myths around accessing finance. Not to be missed. | BOOK YOUR TICKETS
1.30-2.30pm Inclusive Growth Strategy for the West Midlands (Online)
Join iSE’s CEO and Chair of the Social Economy Virtual Delivery Team, Cathy Brown, in conversation with team members to explore how the new strategy will impact social enterprises and community businesses across the West Midlands. | BOOK YOUR TICKETS
With special thanks to WMCA for supporting this event.
6pm- 8pm Pitch Social: Microfund, Connect & Collaborate
Could you use £500 to create social change? Kick-start a project, connect with fellow social entrepreneurs and discover inspiring Brum-based initiatives. | BOOK YOUR TICKETS
FRIDAY 10 JUNE 2022
10.30am-1.30pm Wellness Fest: Health & Wellbeing Marketplace
Our first ever Wellness Fest connects the people of Birmingham with the social enterprises that keep our communities healthy. Interactive demos, mindful activities and more. | BOOK YOUR TICKETS To exhibit email email@example.com
With special thanks to Birmingham Museums for supporting this event.
11am-12pm CWCDA Online Networking Event: Introducing Coventry’s Social Enterprise City (Online)
Meet social enterprises from the Social Enterprise City of Coventry – and across the Warwickshire region. Learn more about social enterprises and not-for-profit organisations why we should support them.| BOOK YOUR TICKETS
Hosted by CWCDA
11am-2pm Axe Throwing & Archery with Primal Mastery / Trade a Blade CIC
Learn a new skill in the heart of the Digbeth Social Enterprise Quarter! Try your hand at axe throwing and archery and support a social enterprise helping young people to make better life choices. BOOK YOUR TICKET
4pm-7pm Festival Wrap Party with Hip Hop Heals
With special thanks to The Good Intent for supporting this event.Please note that events are subject to change without prior notice so please keep watching this page!