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Setting up your Social Enterprise – Next Steps, 16th June

June 16, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Tuesday 16 June 2020 10.00 – 11.30

Did you come to our Social Enterprise Taster session, and are ready to go forward?  Maybe you are almost ready to go, and have a few questions?  Come to this deeper dive and take the next few steps in setting up your social enterprise.

Come along and:

  • check that you’ve chosen the best legal structures available for you
  • see how social enterprises can raise money to start up
  • find out about combining grants, loans and community shares
  • get to know Torbay Social Enterprise Network (TSEN) and the support it offers

Join us Register here

This session will be led by Chris Gunson and Andrew Shadrake.

Chris Gunson has set up several successful social enterprises. She is Co-founder and Director of Local Spark: Torbay Community Supported Enterprise. She also helped to set up the Torbay Social Enterprise Network.

Andrew Shadrake is an expert on legal forms of social enterprise, and how they can be used to raise money, or help people work cooperatively. A former lawyer, he is a Community Shares licensed practitioner, able to advise on everything from getting business plans and financial forecasts right, to doing share issues.In this session, Andrew will show you all the different forms of social enterprise, and help you decide whether any of them are right for you.

As part of enhancing the work of Social Enterprise Network, Local Spark Torbay receives support from Heart of the South West Enhance Social Enterprise, European Union, European Regional Development Fund. Thanks to this funding we are able to offer this workshop for FREE to Torbay Social Enterprise Network (TSEN) members and non-members.


June 16, 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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