Social Entrepreneurs Network – 22 October

The Social Entrepreneurs Network gathered once again Wednesday evening for a night focusing on raising finance for social enterprise. The night began as you would expect with time for networking with local social entrepreneurs to make new connections and catch up on progress since September's event. Sunderland based Afro Caribbean Place provided a selection of mouth-watering dishes for our guests including a particularly delicious peanut chicken dish we won't soon forget.  The jollof rice went down a treat as business cards, advice and encouragement were exchanged. Gill and Marj from Patchwork People Ltd and Labelled CIC followed by giving an insightful, humorous, and well received presentation telling their story transitioning from successful careers in schools, local authorities, and communities to the high street with the establishment of a social enterprise working with young people furthest from the job market.  The story of their social enterprise's inception, growth, and ongoing success is truly inspiring.  Since 2011 they have tripled turnover, reduced grant dependency, gained national recognition for their social impact and their ability to...
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