Good Deals + Beyond Good Business

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Where money meets mission

21 May 2019 – Mary Ward House
Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds

30+

Social Investors

£300m+

In funds to commit*

150+

Social enterprises seeking to grow 

For the second year running, Pioneers Post and Hatch Enterprise, the organisations behind the Good Deals + Beyond Good Business conferences, bring you the leading event in social enterprise and impact investment in the UK.

This year, we’ll be planning for the future – 2030 to be precise – exploring how creative solutions can be used for positive change, inching us closer to tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges.

We’ll be delving into different practical support that can allow all organisations to progress towards a healthy and sustainable future, while also making sure that we don’t forget about our own well-being and the human behind the social entrepreneur.

To reflect on these topics, to challenge the status quo and to answer your burning questions, we’ve selected over 20 thought-leaders to host keynotes and lead workshops across the day – all entrepreneurs on the front line, investors and sector experts.

Key Themes

Purposeful capitalism

How can we build a future that combines the key components of economic value creation with a drive to deliver social justice and positive change?

Supporting the social investment journey

What practical support can social entrepreneurs, impact investors and mission-led businesses call upon as they journey towards a sustainable future?

Creativity and the new impact economy

How can we bring creative solutions to the social and environmental challenges that loom large as we consider the world’s most challenging problems and the Sustainable Development Goals of 2030?

Putting the Social Sector First

Who has the power in the social investment marketplace? Who dictates the deals, who monitors diversity, and who decides what impact really means?

Looking after our social entrepreneurs

The mental health crisis is real and it is attacking our social entrepreneurs. How do we support and nurture our entrepreneurs to avoid stress and burn out? Giving practical and meaningful advice for the modern day social entrepreneur.

Agenda

9:15 – 9:30

Welcome

All Day

Social Enterprise Clinic

We have selected a pool of experts to answer all of your questions regarding your social venture, from finance to social media marketing! 

9:30 – 9:50

Co-creating past, present and future

In an interactive session, our speakers and delegates will find out in real time with the help of the audience:  

1) People’s perception of social investment (what’s working and what isn’t)

2) What could be changed in and around social enterprise

3) Who else could be served by social investment?

4) What are the biggest opportunities & threats to social enterprises/ social investors?

9:50 – 10:45

Real Life Stories

Hear inspirational stories from 3 top entrepreneurs who’ve been through the ups and downs of running their own social venture and how they turned some big social and environmental challenges into social enterprises that challenged convention.

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:15

Morning Workshops

1

Big Data

We’ve been collecting data on social enterprises and social investment since 2002, which intensified with BSC recording deal data. What is the data pointing towards? Where has investment flowed, what areas are not yet served? Join us in this exploratory session on big data on social investment.

2

What’s next in supporting social ventures?

An interactive discussion around supporting social ventures including – Access to markets
– Access to patient capital
– Access to the right support

3

Trailblazing Creative social enterprises 

3 creative social enterprises from the SE100 get together to run an interactive workshop

4

Systems Change

The charity grantmaker has been around for centuries but what is their role today? Society and financial markets have adapted and how does the traditional grantmaker change to fit with the new systems?

5

Top tips for Social Enterprises 

Top tips for Social Enterprises to build vital support systems to prepare them for the long journey of starting and growing a successful social enterprise.

12:15 – 1:30

Lunch

1:30 – 2:30

Purposeful Capitalism

“We have become separated from capital and are now at its service, as opposed to it serving us” proclaims Jed Emerson. Join us for an intimate and soul-searching fire-side chat between Jed and Mairi Mackay from the British Council

2:30 – 3:30

The Big Debate

This high-energy and controversial debate will be covering some of the big challenges and questions around social investment and social impact. Questions will come from Mentimeter sessions earlier and thrown out to the audience ​

 

3:30 – 3:45

Coffee Break

3:45 – 4:45

Afternoon Workshops

6

Access to market

What role can local councils and large businesses play in the imapct ecosystem? We hear from innovative leaders within government and local councils on what they think the future holds. 

7

Fit for the Future.

 

TBC.

8

Creative response to critical issues.

Innovative and creative responses to tackling impenetrable issues across the globe

9

Co-creating a Diverse Social Investment Fund 

The aim of the session is to understand the social finance and support needs of entrepreneurs from diverse communities better. We are coming together to design an investment fund that is tailored to suit diverse communities. What could such a that fund look like? Should it invest using specific criteria or be open to respond to market needs? Join us to explore this together with funders, investors, community organisations and change makers.

10

Ideas Café with The Happy Startup School.

Ideas Café exists to connect likeminded entrepreneurs and professionals, forge new friendships and share knowledge. You may gain a new insight, solve a problem or make a new connection, but everyone leaves feeling energised and inspired to make things happen. In small groups we create space for new ideas and different ways of thinking. You come with questions and your group uncovers the answers. For this session our theme will be self-care and founder wellbeing.

4:50

Closing

Wonderful day, well thought through, interesting people, stimulating and enjoyable and very well organised.

Duncan, The Mindful Leadership Foundation

It was a great event for those bridging the old business paradigm to a more socially conscious one.

Paddy, Hempen

Inspiring venue, brilliant opportunity for networking, amazing diversity of social enterprises.

Robert Von Kaufmann, Deutsche Bank

Great networking, informative, confidence boosting and inspirational.

Aliya Kaaba, Just AK

Speakers

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Founder – Blended Value Group

Jed Emerson

We are thrilled that the internationally recognised author and “rock-star of mission-led business” – Jed Emerson – will be making a rare appearance with us in the UK.

Jed is now recognised as one of the founding fathers of the impact investment movement. He co-authored the first existing book on impact investing, and coined the term “Blended Value”: the idea that the value we create in our lives is a blend of social, environmental and economic elements.

Several impact investment books later, Jed’s latest work, The Purpose of Capital, explores not just the how to invest for more than money, but the why – meaning how we might think about the integrated purpose of our wealth and place in the world.

Watch Jed in action

Social Investment Infrastructure Fund Manager – Barrow Cadbury Trust

Jessica Brown

Jessica Brown is the Connect Fund Manager at the Barrow Cadbury Trust. Jessica has responsibility to develop and deliver this infrastructure fund to strengthen and diversify the social investment market, which the Barrow Cadbury Trust manages in partnership with the Access Foundation. With a fund of £3m over three years, the investments and grants made by the fund will enhance existing infrastructure, bring new entrants into the sector and develop enterprising ideas to build the market. Jessica has experience in social investment, community finance and grant-making, having worked in leadership roles across social enterprises and charitable trusts in the UK and abroad for the past 15 years. Previous roles include Director of the Tellus Mater Foundation and Head of Access to Finance at the new economics foundation. Early in her career, Jessica worked in investment banking at Merrill Lynch in New York and London. Jessica has served as a trustee for several small charities and early stage social enterprises, and is currently Chair of Hatch Enterprise, a social enterprise incubator in South London.

Founder and CEO – Fable Bureau

Tim West

Tim has been working in the space where business and social mission meet for well over a decade. He works with boards and senior teams to bring strategic thinking to their marketing, brand development, and communications.

Tim founded Matter&Co in 2001 after many years working as a journalist and editor on local, national and specialist publications. He is also founding editor of Pioneers Post, the digital and print magazine for social entrepreneurs, with readers in 60 countries and which itself is a social enterprise, ploughing profits back into great journalism and film content. Tim also founded Good Deals, the UK’s leading international conference for social enterprise, impact investing and responsible business, and he created the UK’s market intelligence tool tracking the growth and impact of more than 1,300 social enterprises, which aims to help develop the social enterprise marketplace.

Tim has a BA in Music from Oxford University and studied business at Warwick and Cranfield. He is a director of Big Issue Invest, the investment arm of The Big Issue; a trustee of ECT, one of the UK’s leading transport charities; and serves on the UK Council of Social Value International.

CEO – Hatch Enterprise

Dirk Bischof

Dirk is the CEO/ founder of HATCH. He focuses on achieving it core aim to “support 1000 mission-driven businesses in South London by 2020,” by building partnerships with local and corporate businesses.

Since 2004 he has raised over £3.5M for sustainability, vocational training and entrepreneurship projects and programmes across the UK and Europe. Dirk helped set-up a number of social enterprises and a commercial Solar PV company. He’s passionate about social enterprise and helping people get their ventures off the ground.

He managed to get through a BSc in Social Anthropology with Business Studies and a Masters in Social Anthropology (Goldsmiths). A cyclist commuter by heart, he loves it so much that he’s done a few 1000+ miles charity rides around England and Japan.

Global Head Social Enterprise – British Council

Mairi Mackay

Chief Do-er – Do It Now Now

Bayo Adelaja

Bayo Adelaja has been awarded by Durham, Harvard and Oxford University’s Business Schools. In 2018, Bayo was named one of the most influential women in social entrepreneurship in the UK, by Natwest bank. She has been the subject of a TEDx talk and was twice quoted by David Cameron while he was the UK’s Prime Minister.

Bayo works with organisations such as Google and Facebook to create movements that spark a massive shift in the discussion around African development and the UK’s BAME population. She is Chief Do-er at Do it Now Now, a social impact marketing and program development agency that provides brands, charities and corporations the opportunity to create truly impactful campaigns and programs that edify and equip the communities they are targeting.

Bayo has enjoyed a 10 year entrepreneurship journey during which she has helped over 1000 individual founders build better businesses. She is currently working with enterprise training charity, Hatch Enterprise, to support thousands of women in London to start and grow successful businesses.

Co-founder at The Happy Startup School

Laurence McCahill

Laurence McCahill and Carlos Saba are the founders of The Happy Startup School, ex-agency founders and friends since real school. Since 2012 they’ve built a thriving, global community of entrepreneurs and leaders that put purpose before profits. Through an online platform and their legendary off-grid gatherings they provide inspiration, support and accountability for those that want to make money, do good and be happy.

Programmes Director at Impact Hub Kings Cross

Devi Clark

Devi Clark is Programmes Director at Impact Hub King’s Cross, providing a range of business support interventions to help social entrepreneurs start up or grow ethical ventures including the Impact Hub Scaling programme, supporting 110 social enterprises scale across 8 European countries, Feeding the City, an ethical food programme and the ChangeMaker Challenge which offers students funding and support to develop plastic waste reduction solutions. Devi is founder of the Outsiders’ Network, ran TEDxAylesbury 2015 and has blogged at Huffington Post, Brazen Careerist, Life Hack and Third Sector. Her book, People, Planet, Passion, reached #2 in the Amazon Kindle store for Nonprofit Organisations and Charities. Devi has an MA (Hons) from the University of Edinburgh and a Postgraduate Certificate in Careers Guidance from University of East London.

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Founder – Moonpig.com & Nick Jenkins Charitable Foundation

Nick Jenkins

Nick Jenkins is the Founder of Moonpig.com. After selling the business in 2011 he spent a year as the CEO of ARK, an educational charity and continued as a trustee until 2016. He was a member of the Investment Committee of Impact Ventures UK until 2016. His charitable foundation holds a 15% impact investment in Mwabu, an EdTech business which aims to use technology to help teachers improve educational outcomes for the most disadvantaged children in Africa. He is also a founding trustee of Operation Fistula, which has developed the Global Obstetric Fistula Electronic Register. GOFER helps surgeons and funders involved in treating obstetric surgery in developing countries to track patients from diagnosis through to measuring post-surgery outcomes. Nick is on the board of the Haberdashers Askes Federation Trust, a Multi Academy Trust in South West London. He was also a panellist on BBC2’s Dragons’ Den from 2015 to 2016.

House of Lords

Baroness Glenys Thornton

Global Head Social Enterprise – British Council

Mairi Mackay

Social Investment Infrastructure Fund Manager – Barrow Cadbury Trust

Jessica Brown

Jessica Brown is the Connect Fund Manager at the Barrow Cadbury Trust. Jessica has responsibility to develop and deliver this infrastructure fund to strengthen and diversify the social investment market, which the Barrow Cadbury Trust manages in partnership with the Access Foundation. With a fund of £3m over three years, the investments and grants made by the fund will enhance existing infrastructure, bring new entrants into the sector and develop enterprising ideas to build the market. Jessica has experience in social investment, community finance and grant-making, having worked in leadership roles across social enterprises and charitable trusts in the UK and abroad for the past 15 years. Previous roles include Director of the Tellus Mater Foundation and Head of Access to Finance at the new economics foundation. Early in her career, Jessica worked in investment banking at Merrill Lynch in New York and London. Jessica has served as a trustee for several small charities and early stage social enterprises, and is currently Chair of Hatch Enterprise, a social enterprise incubator in South London.

Investment Manager – Resonance

Katalin Juhász

CEO – Global Steering Group for Impact Investment

Amit Bhatia

Co-founder – Elvis & Kresse

Kresse Wesling MBE

Founder – Vivobarefoot

Galahad Clark

Galahad is a 7th generation shoemaker.  As a teenager, he spent summer holidays on various shoe production lines in Europe and Asia learning the family’s trade. After finishing school, he went to America on a Morehead scholarship to study Chinese and Anthropology.  While there he founded Students 4 Students International an organisation created to help disadvantaged students in Africa go to the best secondary schools and onto university.  In 2003, lured by the Wu Tang Clan wearing Wallabees, Galahad started his first shoe project: “Wu Shoes”.  From there he went on to launch United Nude, Worn Again and Vivobarefoot (where he now focuses his energies).

Co-founder & CEO – Social Business Trust

Adele Blakeborough

Adele Blakebrough MBE is CEO and Co-Founder of Social Business Trust, the charity supporting high-growth potential social enterprises to scale-up. Working with its world-class corporate partners, including Bain & Company, EY, Permira and Thomson Reuters, SBT has provided over £15 million of in-kind support and cash grants to help great UK social enterprises grow. Before setting up SBT, she was co-founder and CEO of CAN, a pioneering organisation for the development and promotion of social entrepreneurs. Adele was also CEO of the nationally renowned Kaleidoscope project, working with 350 heroin users daily. She sits on Nesta’s Second Half Fund Advisory Panel and is a Director of Impact International.

Our other details are as follows:

Website: www.socialbusinesstrust.org

Twitter: @SBT_UK

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/social-business-trust

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SocialBusinessTrust/

Founder & CEO – Lensational, Managing Director – The Social Investment Consultancy

Bonnie Chiu

Hong Kong-born 24-year-old Bonnie Chiu is the Founder and CEO of non-profit social enterprise Lensational, which aims to empower marginalised women by equipping them with photography training and digital skills. Since launching in 2013, the organisation – which has expanded to a team of 60 volunteers – has taught photography to 6000 women across 15 developing countries. She has spoken about Lensational in two TEDx talks and in 11 international conferences, including at Clinton Global Initiative’s Annual Meeting, presented by President Bill Clinton.

She is also the Managing Director of The Social Investment Consultancy, an international strategy consulting firm based in London that advises clients and informs the wider sector on social innovation. Her clients include Save The Children, Oxford University Press and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. She holds a MSc International Relations at the London School of Economics (LSE), and has just been listed as a Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur in Europe.

Dark Matter Laboratories

Indy Johar

Head of CAF Venturesome

Holly Piper

Holly leads the team at CAF Venturesome, including overall responsibility for Venturesome’s funds and
social investments.  Since joining CAF Venturesome in 2012, Holly has led
significant fundraising as well as managing a portfolio of innovative social
investments, including several of the first social impact bonds.

Holly previously worked at the management consultancy firm Oliver Wyman,
specialising in the retail sector.  She has a degree from the University of Cambridge,
an MSc in Political Science and Political Economy from the London School of
Economics, and the Investment Management Certificate. She is a trustee of the
social enterprise Yes Futures.

Co-founder – Tribe Impact Capital

Amy Clarke

Founder & Director – Homes for Good

Susan Aktemel

Partner – Buzzacott

Edward Finch

Eddie is a Partner and works in the Charity & Not-for-Profit team. As well as a wide range of charities, he has a particular interest in social enterprise. He oversees the audit and advisory services that Buzzacott delivers to his clients operating locally, nationally and internationally.

As well as advice relating to financial statements and reporting, advisory work for Edward’s clients encompasses structures and governance, financial strategy, risk management, reviews of systems and processes and training. He undertakes a variety of writing and speaking, and is a frequent presenter at the firm’s seminars and sector conferences.

Edward has held a number of voluntary board roles and is currently a member of the risk committee of an international social enterprise working in partnership with major corporates, INGO’s and public authorities.

Chair – Big Issue Group

Nigel Kershaw

CEO – RBS Social & Community Capital

Megan Peat

Co-founder – GrubClub & Angel Investment Network

Olivia Sibony

Olivia (Liv) Sibony is the co-founder of Grub Club, which she set up in January 2013 with her business partner Siddarth Vijayakumar and exited in December 2017.

Grub Club is the collaborative platform that connects food lovers with amazing dining experiences in spaces you never knew existed.

At the core of the Sharing Economy, it maximises underused resources (spaces) in order to make more efficient use of them. Talented chefs cook their favourite menu for diners around shared tables, which not only creates social experiences but also reduces food waste as they can plan all their portions in advance.

Liv joined the Angel Investment Network in December 2017 to launch their Crowdfunding platform, SeedTibe, with a primary focus on Impact Investments. With a global network of over 160,000 registered investors, she is working to change the mindset of investors, showing them that it’s possible to invest in businesses that focus on a social and/or environmental challenge while also ensuring they are profitable. Doing good business means focusing on the triple bottom line and will lead to much more sustainable businesses in the long term.

Thanks to small behavioural changes that we can all make, Liv believes Impact Investing should and can become mainstream, and now is the time to make this happen.

Managing Director – Social Business International

Jonathan Bland

Associate Director, Social Justice – Dartington Hall Trust

Ceri Goddard

Ceri is Associate Director of Social Justice for the Dartington Hall Trust, leading their new Centre for Social Justice Innovation.

As a previous Director of Equality and Gender Innovation at the Young Foundation she initiated and the Gender Futures initiative which developed new gender equality innovation and gender lens investment frameworks and projects, as well as wider work to increase the equality impact of placed based social innovation and investment.

Prior to this she spent 4 years as Chief Executive of The Fawcett Society, the UK’s leading campaigning organisation for women’s equality and rights. Before joining Fawcett, as Director of Practice and Development at the British Institute of Human Rights , she led a range of campaigns and practice initiatives, to bring human rights to life in areas such as equality, health and social care, education, tackling poverty and strengthening the impact of civil society sector campaigning and advocacy.

As well as number of roles building local, regional and national civil society equality organisation’s she also worked for Irelands Combat Poverty Agency where she pioneered programmes to increase the voice and influence of traditionally excluded groups in national anti-poverty policy and the cross border EU Peace and Reconciliation programme.

She is previous Chair of the Women’s Resource Centre, trustee of the UK Equality and Diversity Forum and founder board member of AGENDA – The Alliance for Women and Girls at Risk. An fellow of Young Foundation and the Royal Society of Arts, in 2016 Ceri was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Open University for innovation in equality and social justice

Recent Publications:

Unequal Nation – The case for social innovation to work for a gender equal future, 2015,
The Sky’s The Limit – Increasing investment impact with a gender lens, 2016

Director – Black South West Network

Sado Jirde

Sado Jirde is the Director of Black South West Network (BSWN), a charity focused on human rights, equality, access to knowledge and socio-economic inclusion within the framework of advocating on behalf of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities. Sado has over 10 experience working in the Civil Society sector in the UK & Internal. She was awarded The African Achievers Award in 2015. Sado has also been leading on the discussion around inclusive growth and the role social investment could play in addressing economic inequality in Bristol.

Partner, Charity & Social Enterprise – Bates Wells & Braithwaite

Abbie Rumbold

Investment Manager – Resonance

Meena Manian

Meena joined Resonance in July 2017, based in the London hub. Working within our Ventures team providing bespoke advisory and social investment support to charities and social enterprises enabling them to create long-lasting social change.
Previously
Meena is a finance professional with over 10 years’ experience at Lloyds Banking Group. She specialised in management buyouts and held a number of operational roles. Meena also has experience working with charities, developing specialist funding programmes for Lloyds Bank Foundation.
Outside Work
Meena enjoys spending time with family and friends. She is a keen runner and more often than not can be found knee deep in soil and seeds in her garden.

Founder and CEO – Fable Bureau

Tim West

Tim has been working in the space where business and social mission meet for well over a decade. He works with boards and senior teams to bring strategic thinking to their marketing, brand development, and communications.

Tim founded Matter&Co in 2001 after many years working as a journalist and editor on local, national and specialist publications. He is also founding editor of Pioneers Post, the digital and print magazine for social entrepreneurs, with readers in 60 countries and which itself is a social enterprise, ploughing profits back into great journalism and film content. Tim also founded Good Deals, the UK’s leading international conference for social enterprise, impact investing and responsible business, and he created the UK’s market intelligence tool tracking the growth and impact of more than 1,300 social enterprises, which aims to help develop the social enterprise marketplace.

Tim has a BA in Music from Oxford University and studied business at Warwick and Cranfield. He is a director of Big Issue Invest, the investment arm of The Big Issue; a trustee of ECT, one of the UK’s leading transport charities; and serves on the UK Council of Social Value International.

Head of Community Investment – Orbit

Sam Scharf

Sam Scharf is Head of Community Investment at Orbit and a Director of the Community Impact Partnership.  Sam oversees a programme of over £3million a year at Orbit, focused on the development of their BetterDays programme, designed to provide customers with universal and targeted support to achieve positive individual, family and community impact as well as business benefits.  Previously Sam has worked for Big Society Capital, looking at social investment into the housing sector and within communities, worked across government and large charities as well as a stint working in the USA on the Obama/Biden election campaign.

Founder – Toby Eccles

Toby Eccles

Toby founded Social Finance in 2007. There are now 70 professionals working in Social Finance UK with sister organisations in the US and Israel, and partnerships with intermediaries in Canada, South Africa, Brazil and Portugal. As Development Director his focus is on new initiatives for the organisation and innovation. He led teams that developed the Social Impact Bond model at Peterborough prison; the first local authority Social Impact Bond in Essex focused on Children in Care; designed the Social Outcomes Fund for the Cabinet Office, the first centrally pooled fund for Impact Bonds; catalysed Development Impact Bonds in partnership with the Centre for Global Development; worked with the Inter-American Development Bank on Impact Bond strategies for Chile, Mexico and Brazil; and launched Social Finance Digital Labs, our new business area focused on improving services through generating insight from local government data.

From 2005, he acted as secretariat for the Commission on Unclaimed Assets, which recommended the creation of a Social Investment Bank that later became Big Society Capital. Prior to this, he was a Director of Research at ARK, a child focused foundation and also worked in corporate finance at UBS Warburg. Toby holds a BA in Maths from St. Edmund Hall, Oxford.

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CEO & Director – Ethex

Lisa Ashford

CEO – Hatch Enterprise

Dirk Bischof

Dirk is the CEO/ founder of HATCH. He focuses on achieving it core aim to “support 1000 mission-driven businesses in South London by 2020,” by building partnerships with local and corporate businesses.

Since 2004 he has raised over £3.5M for sustainability, vocational training and entrepreneurship projects and programmes across the UK and Europe. Dirk helped set-up a number of social enterprises and a commercial Solar PV company. He’s passionate about social enterprise and helping people get their ventures off the ground.

He managed to get through a BSc in Social Anthropology with Business Studies and a Masters in Social Anthropology (Goldsmiths). A cyclist commuter by heart, he loves it so much that he’s done a few 1000+ miles charity rides around England and Japan.

Partner, Charity & Social Enterprise – Bates Wells & Braithwaite

Julian Blake

Loans Officer – RBS Social & Community Capital

Tracy Thomson

Project Manager – Good Finance

Kieran Whiteside

Co-author – The Sky’s the Limit: Increasing Social Investment Impact with a Gender Lens

Katherine Miles

Drawing on over 15 years international experience, Katherine advises multilateral and bilateral international development agencies, corporates and foundations on corporate sustainability, women’s financial inclusion and economic empowerment and financial systems development including gender-lens investing.

She has mapped the social enterprise ecosystem in India for GIZ and co-authored a number of publications on gender-lens investing including: The State of the Field of Gender-Lens Investing for US-based Criterion Institute, and The Sky’s the Limit – Increasing Social Investment impact with a gender lens, for the Young Foundation in the UK. Katherine is currently supporting the Dartington Hall Trust on its Equality Impact Investing work.

She is also a long term consultant to United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) on the development of its global women and girls’ economic empowerment strategy and acts as a gender advisor for its SHIFT ASEAN Programme. As an impact investor, SHIFT applies a gender lens to its funding facility.

Senior Investment Manager – CAF Venturesome

Holger Westphely

As part of the senior management team Holger shares responsibility for the strategy and operations of the investment team. Duties include appraisals of applications, monitoring part of the CAF Venturesome portfolio, overseeing SE-Assist, managing the team’s operations, and supporting new business development.

Holger co-founded Aylesbury Partnerships which provides investment and contract readiness services to organisations in the voluntary sector, and co-founded Eastside Primetimers which advises organisations in raising finance.

Founder – Chatterbox

Mursal Hedayat

CEO – Catch 22

Chris Wright

Founder – Exchange Supplies

Andrew Preston

Drug worker and harm reduction activist Andrew Preston founded Social Enterprise Exchange Supplies in 2001 to facilitate the supply of novel (and at the time technically illegal) equipment to needle and syringe programmes.

Since then, Exchange Supplies has grown organically to develop an innovative range of injecting equipment, publications, and services along with a global reputation for their efforts to reduce the spread of HIV and hepatitis C. They are currently heading towards annual sales of more than 30 million syringes, turnover of £4-£5m, 20 staff, and retained profits of over £200k pa to be invested in pursuit of their health and social mission.

Although he has learnt to use the tools of capitalism to achieve some health social good, he remains as passionate as ever about the need for an end to the drug war, fundamental social and political reform, and an alternative to capitalism that values people over profit, and the environment over growth.

Head of Social Finance – Bates Wells & Braithwaite

Luke Fletcher

Partner – BWB Compliance

Gillian Roche-Saunders

Managing Director – Social Spider

David Floyd

David Floyd is Managing Director of Social Spider CIC and blogs at Beanbags and Bullsh!t. He was the project manager for the The Alternative Commission on Social Investment, funded by Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, which published a report in 2015 on ways to make the UK social investment market relevant to a wider range of charities and social enterprises.

David has carried out writing, research and consultancy on social enterprise and social investment for clients including: Access: The Foundation for Social Investment; Centre for Public Impact; GMCVO; Nesta; Power to Change; RBS and Social Investment Business.

David is a trustee of Haringey Law Centre and Magma, and a non-executive director of Doing Social. He is also a fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs and Finance Innovation Lab, a member of the Good Finance steering group and a visiting lecturer at Goldsmiths College.

Website: https://beanbagsandbullsh1t.com / http://socialspider.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/davidsocialsp

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidsocialspider/

Ecosystem Development Lead – Anthemis

Katrina Cruz

As a member of the Ecosystem Development team at Anthemis, Katrina is focused on strengthening Anthemis’ community of founders, venture partners and investors. She has strong grounding in the impact investment market having previously worked for leading firm ClearlySo in supporting early stage businesses to scale and raise private equity. She became the youngest angel investor network manager for the firm, focused on growing the investor base and making strategic connections between investors and entrepreneur clients to ensure values-aligned investment.

Katrina read Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies at the University of Manchester before exploring social anthropology and entrepreneurship in the Philippines. Outside of work, she is on a constant hunt for great coffee, learning by travelling and supporting the Filipino entrepreneurial community.

COO – Fearless Futures

Rachel Curzons

Rachael Curzons is the COO of Fearless Futures. Her expertise lies in inclusion and equalities thinking, innovation strategy, operationalising good ideas and organisational change management. Rachael’s work is constantly informed by her research and practice on issues of social justice and anti-oppression. Before joining Fearless Futures in 2016, Rachael was the Director of a national education charity, and before that worked as a leader in secondary education. She excels at developing and managing large scale and complex projects whilst simultaneously ensuring internal systems and processes are highly effective and fit for purpose. She also works on organisational design, strategy, programme design, internal learning and development and external quality assurance. Alongside her BA in English and an MA in Education from King’s College London, Rachael has an MSt in Literature and History of Art from University of Oxford.

For social media and marketing:

Please send your handles for the following:

Website fearlessfutures.org

Twitter @rachael_c_edu

Linked in www.linkedin.com/in/rachael-curzons

CEO – Numbers for Good

Dominic Llewellyn

Dominic Llewellyn, CEO, Numbers for Good: Dominic Llewellyn is the Co-Founder and CEO of Numbers for Good, a social innovation and social impact investment organisation working with social enterprises, governments, foundations, corporates and investors. He has developed a number of impact investing projects across impact bonds, accelerators and incubators and investment funds as well as helping advise over 100 organisations. Dominic is a social entrepreneur and strategic thinker with a focus on integrating economic sustainability with social transformation. He has previously worked in politics and government and his work involvement included standing for Parliament, advising governments and co-authoring UK Government policy on social innovation, impact investing and economic growth.

Dominic is a trustee of Home for Good, a pioneering fostering and adoption charity.. He was named a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum, sits of Big Society Capital’s Advisory Board and is a Fellow of Practice of the Government Outcomes Lab at the Blavatnik School of Government.

Manager – Art Impact Fund, NESTA

Seva Phillips

Seva is the Manager of the Arts Impact Fund, a social investment fund supporting
the arts and cultural sector in England backed by Arts Council England, Bank of
America Merrill Lynch, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Nesta. The Arts Impact
Fund is testing the idea that there is demand for repayable finance amongst arts &
culture organisations in England, as well the ability to repay it. At the same time, it is
working to improve the way arts & culture organisations, monitor, evaluate and
communicate their social impact.

Seva joined Nesta from The Young Foundation, where he worked on the Young
Academy and helped develop policy recommendations promoting social investment
across the EU. Prior to this he was making impact investments in UK charities
at CAF Venturesome, a leading social investor. Seva began his career at
professional services firm EY.

Founder – Canvas Coffee

Pravin Isram

Pravin is the founder of Canvas Coffee, a speciality coffee shop based in Portsmouth & Southsea Railway Station which began as a pop-up in 2014.

To the customer Canvas is simply a great coffee shop but behind the scenes the café is used to help those in early recovery from addiction develop skills and confidence to take the next steps in their lives through volunteer opportunities and barista skills training courses.

In 2014 the Canvas Coffee won Small Business Social Enterprise of the Year award for Portsmouth from Shaping the Future of Portsmouth and In 2017 were voted second in the Best Station Café award from Railfuture.

Alongside Canvas, Pravin is also the founder of a micro coffee roastery in 2015 called Sunday Coffee Roasters which roasts small batch speciality grade coffee.

Founder – Ogunte

Servane Mouazan

What if 1 million women social enterprise leaders connected to learn, lead and change the course of the world, by 2020?

Servane believes in future-centric good businesses, and in the power of conscious innovation, courageous conversations, and action!

In 2001, She founded Ogunte, the social business development company, and later Make a Wave, the first incubator for women social entrepreneurs, with a team of outstanding mentors, investors and coaches. They have supported over 5200 social innovators, managers, entrepreneurs and corporate leaders and their networks through business coaching, impact investment training, leadership development, awards and challenge prizes.

She is a founding partner at Conscious Innovation with peers in Rio, London, Berlin. They provide prototyping experiences that help individuals and organisations explore and implement future scenarios, to change people’s world.

Since Feb 2015, Servane also ran the Womanity Awards Programme, an initiative that invests in an ecosystem preventing violence against women through replication of innovative models and ideas.

Chief Brand & Finance Officer – Toast Ale

Louisa Ziane

Louisa set up Toast Ale in 2015, with founder Tristram Stuart, and is now the Chief Brand and Finance Officer. Toast Ale brews award-winning beers with fresh surplus bread that would otherwise be wasted and pours all profits into the environmental charity Feedback to end food waste. The UK-based company is expanding internationally with a subsidiary in the US, franchises in South Africa and Iceland and a licensee in Brazil. Growth has been funded by the founder and a crowdfunder in 2017, and is now raising equity finance from social impact investors. The equity raise, ‘Equity For Good’, is a circular economy financing model requiring future net capital gains to be reinvested in social enterprises or social impact funds with an environmental mission.  Louisa was previously a sustainability consultant at the Carbon Trust and is a chartered management accountant with a masters in Environmental Decision Making.

Founder – Somerset Wood Recycling

Tristan Tudor

Tristan Tudor History BA (hons) and MA from UWE, Bristol. Tristan worked in local government for 3 years before starting Somerset Wood Recycling in 2007. Tristan is the Project/Site Director.

Investment Director – Big Issue Invest

James Salmon

James is an Investment Director within the Fund Management unit of Big Issue Invest, one of the UK’s leading UK social impact investment firms. BII Fund Management currently has three investment funds with £45m under management, making debt, equity and project finance investments into charities, social enterprises and other mission-led organisations across the UK, with the common theme being an explicit goal of creating a positive social impact.

Previous to working at Big Issue Invest, James worked at RBS for 9 year where he was a Director within the leverage finance team, responsible for originating and executing transactions of private equity backed UK mid-market corporates. James has a BA in Economics and Management studies from Leeds University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers

HR & Compliance Manager – The Citizens’ Trust

Steve Jones

Steve Jones has been working within welfare to work since 1998 within administration, change management, compliance and audits departments and has extensive experience of payment by results contracts across London and the South East. In 2011 Steve joined the Disability Times Trust where he works closely with the Senior Management Team as the HR Manager where he has helped the organisation develop; operational processes, HR systems and procedures and supervises payment by results contracts in west London which support disabled, disadvantaged and vulnerable people of working age into training and employment.

Co-founder & Artistic Director – Hoipolloi

Shôn Dale-Jones

Shôn Dale-Jones is Artistic Director and Founder (with Stefanie Mueller) of Hoipolloi, an award-winning theatre company established in 1993. Hoipolloi today focuses on making work that weaves the personal with the political, aiming to inspire social action in audiences, partnering with charities to present shows, offering a new model for theatre and social justice.

Based in Cambridge, UK, Hoipolloi has performed all over the world – from Sydney Opera House and Meyerhold Theatre, Moscow to the Royal Court, London and in the past two years has raised almost £70K for partner charities Save the Children and Street Child United through two new productions, The DUKE and ME & ROBIN HOOD, now on tour and adapted as radio plays by BBC Radio 4.

Founder – From Babies With Love

Cecilia Crossley

Cecilia Crossley, Founded From Babies With Love in 2014, following the birth of her son and building on a successful career at KPMG. From Babies with Love is an award winning social enterprise that funds the care of orphaned and abandoned children around the world by donating 100% of its profits from the sale of premium, organic baby products.

Tickets

50 Bursary Tickets Now Available – made possible with thanks to the National Lottery Community Fund!!

Option A “(Bursary ticket FREE)”
If you’re a small organisation with up to 100K turnover, you can apply for a FREE ticket . [Only 25 of these tickets are available, with 90% to be allocated to organisations outside London (not including Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.)  You will be asked to pay a £45 booking fee, which will be refunded after the event after confirmation of your attendance.]

Option B “(Bursary ticket DISCOUNTED)”
For organisations with a turnover of up to £250,000, you can apply for a £90 ticket (plus VAT and booking fee). [Only 25 of these tickets are available, with 90% to be allocated to organisations outside London (not including Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.)]

Early Bird for Charities/Social Enterprises

Sale Ends: 15 Apr 2019

£190

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Early Bird for Investors/Corporates

Sale Ends: 15 Apr 2019

£250

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General Release for Charities/ Social Enterprises

 

£240

General Release for Investors/ Corporates

 

£290

Thanks to our partners we are able to sell GDBGB tickets at a reduced price. All proceeds will go towards supporting social enterprises that instigate change.

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