SOCIAL ENTERPRISE UK SPEAKER BUREAU
We make it easier to book the speaking services of some of the country’s top social enterprise experts and leaders.
Our speakers regularly feature on the platform at national and international conferences, talk to local authorities, community groups, students at schools, colleges and universities, and to private sector businesses wanting to understand how to enter and engage the social enterprise market.
- Prices start from £200 to book a speaker
- Social Enterprise UK members are entitled to a 10% discount on bookings
- Please note that travel expenses will need to be covered if the speaker is not based locally to the event venue
- We do our best to make successful matches wherever possible but cannot guarantee that your first choice will always be available
- We will always seek to find somebody suitable to meet your needs
- We aim to respond within three working days
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- Social Enterprise - a global perspective
- Influencing the UK policy agenda
- CSR is dead! Long live social enterprise
- Regeneration and community development through SE
- Why social enterprise works for public services
Social Enterprise UK’s key activities are centred on informing and influencing the policy agenda, promoting the benefits of social enterprise and undertaking research to expand the social enterprise evidence base.
Prior to taking on this role Peter was CEO of the award winning social enterprise, Sunlight Development Trust, which works to tackle long-standing health and social inequalities.
Peter was one of the UK's Social Enterprise Ambassadors - a scheme supported by the Cabinet Office. In this role he advocated for social enterprise through lobbying politicians, speaking at events and representing the sector in the media.
- Campaigns and influencing
- Marketing your social enterprise
- Media (print and broadcast) - and how to use it
- How to write beautifully by breaking all the rules
Her role encompasses external affairs, networks, marketing and policy. Prior to joining Social Enterprise UK Celia spent 16 years in the UK’s voluntary and public sectors at RNID, the Refugee Council, a government regeneration body and was most recently Director of Communications and Fundraising for the Mental Health Foundation. Celia has twice been named among the UK’s most influential 1% of people in the public relations industry by PR Week.
- Start-up in social enterprise
- Social franchising / replication
- Social media meets social enterprise (social x social)
- Social impact measurement
- Social Value Act
Nick's role encompasses business development, membership and effective delivery of products and services. He has a particular focus on driving growth: working with members and partners to grow the social enterprise market, lever in new resources, and build reach and impact.
Prior to joining Social Enterprise UK, Nick was director of Policy and Communications at the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) in the UK, a role which had responsibility for all communications, policy work with government, and overseeing SSE’s evaluation and research streams. He also designed and delivered learning programmes on social franchising and for leaders of NHS right to request social enterprises. Previously, he was director of the Global Ideas Bank, an online democratic think-tank devoted to social innovation.
Nick is also a board member of the SROI Network and a co-founder of POPse!, the pop-up social enterprise think tank.
- Setting up a social enterprise
- Business Planning
- Scaling up and growth (including Social Franchising)
- Mutuals Support Advice
- Social Value Act
Craig manages and oversees a range of programmes and projects in the Business & Enterprise team at Social Enterprise UK. This includes our portfolio of grants, corporate and government contracts. Craig is also working on developing business support offers for our members and developing partnerships with quality support organisations.
Craig has over 10 years experience providing business advice, and has worked with more than 20 charities, social enterprises and NGOs to help them develop their strategic and business plans. Much of this has been at grassroots level. His passion is around access to quality support, taking the best of business to create social value and building capacity to grow and make organisations sustainable. Profit is not a dirty word; it’s what you do with it!
Craig also is chair of MySI, a charity that works with young people to help them develop their business ideas to set up social enterprises within their local communities. Work is underway to grow MySI through partnership work and to set up a CIC.
- The UK policy environment for social enterprise
- Public services policy and trends
- The Social Value Act
- Political support for social enterprise
- Influencing policy and political campaigning
Ólöf leads SEUK’s political work, including managing our political campaigns and the Secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Enterprise. She worked closely with Chris White MP’s office over 19 months to lobby the Social Value Act through Parliament.
Ólöf also has an in-depth understanding of the policy environment for social enterprise and specialises in public services policy. She is well-versed in the journey that the sector has undertaken in the UK and the role of policy in enabling the sector to grow, and is a trustee of a youth organisation, MySI, which supports young people to set up their own social enterprises.
With a background in International Relations, Ólöf enjoys regularly providing support to international delegations wishing to learn more about the UK social enterprise sector.
- Influencing UK Policy environment for social enterprise
- Social investment and finance
- Business environment for social enterprise
- Legal structures for social enterprise
- The Social Value Act
Charlotte joined Social Enterprise UK in 2010 as Policy and Research Officer. She is the policy lead for the areas of: social investment and finance, the business and growth agenda, and the green and sustainability agenda. Charlotte co-ordinates the Social Investment Forum – a collective of leading social investment and finance intermediaries – and has public affairs experience lobbying on social investment as well as developing events, guides and policy papers designed to support social enterprises to become investment ready.
Charlotte is also responsible for supporting Social Enterprise UK’s research strategy – she is currently working on their flagship piece of research, the State of Social Enterprise Survey 2013. Charlotte has a background in international development and frequently consults on social enterprise development with international delegations wishing to learn more about the UK experience.