Our SE Conference 2017 takes place this year once again at the Westerwood Hotel, near Cumbernauld. The event will run over two days – Thursday 7th and Friday 8th December 2017.
The programme is being designed around the theme of ‘Collaboration’ – collaborating to deliver wider services; collaborating to grow; collaborating to bid for public sector contracts; and collaborating for a stronger voice both locally and nationally for grassroots social enterprises. We will be including some old favourites – speed networking; showcases; and a revamped Dragons’ Den – but also introducing newer initiatives such as a bespoke support programme for community-based enterprises and a new sector-led community loan fund. One of the main sessions will revolve around the SE Action Plan and the role locally-based social enterprises can play in delivering on its objectives – including senior civil servants from specific policy areas.