Social Enterprise Network Launch

10 July 2013

ERDF launch 1

Community Action held the launch of Derby's Social Enterprise Network at the YMCA in Derby on 4 July. 25 different organisations attended the event with guest speakers:

Mayor of Derby, Cllr Fareed Hussain

Kim Harper CEO of Community Action Derby

Janet Holland, CEO Derwent Stepping Stones and Chair of Derby and Young People's Network

Rachel Quinn, CEO of One East Midlands.

Community Action was awarded £167,860 from the European Regional Development Fund Priority Axis Two, to deliver the Social Enterprise Network project on 1 April 2013. The aim of the project is to create a Social Enterprise Network in the city enabling social enterprises to come together to bid for larger contracts and access bulk-buying to aid their sustainability. A series of business network meetings will be held to raise awareness and create and develop social enterprises in the city. Network meetings will feature inspirational speakers from other organisations who will share their experience.

For more information email Michelle Nally or Joanne Midgley or call 01332 346 266.

Picture above: Michelle Nally, Social Enterprise Network Coordinator, Kim Harper, Chief Executive Community Action and Mayor of Derby. Fareed Hussain