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Social Enterprise Mark CIC Conference 2017

June 5, 2017 - June 6, 2017

- £82 - £240

Broadening Horizons: pushing boundaries in social enterprise

It’s a new world. The old rules appear to have been thrown away!

Our 2017 conference will challenge the status quo and look at the opportunities for social enterprise to look beyond the usual ‘public service delivery’ comfort zone, by challenging participants to think about the wider world, Brexit and the market opportunities.

The event will be held at the University of Winchester on Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th June 2017.

The first day will be a forum exclusively for Social Enterprise Mark/Gold Mark holders to network and share knowledge, updates and good practice. This session will be opened by Simon Donovan, Chief Executive of Manor House Development Trust, and will be chaired by Sara Burgess, former CIC Regulator.

The forum will be followed by a drinks reception to celebrate Mark holder achievements, to which all delegates are invited. The winner of the Making a Mark competition will be announced at the reception, and there will also be a presentation of the Social Enterprise Mark/Gold Mark to new successful applicants.

The second day will be open to a wider audience, including those working in/with social enterprises, or those wanting to know more about the expanding social enterprise sector and opportunities to work with social enterprises. Speakers include Nigel Kershaw from The Big Issue and former MP John Denham.

Click here to download the agenda.

Sponsorship opportunities

The event is being hosted by University of Winchester, as the headline sponsor.

There are a range of other sponsorship opportunities available, including co-headline sponsorship, workshop sponsorship and exhibition sponsorship. Please get in touch if you are interested in being involved as a sponsor.



The event is being held at University of Winchester West Downs campus. We have secured a preferential rate at The Winchester Royal Hotel, which is less than a mile from the venue.

The single occupancy rate is £89 and the double occupancy rate is £99, inclusive of breakfast and VAT. There are 25 rooms reserved for 5th June – to book your room, please contact the hotel on 0330 102 7242, quoting reference 69894 to claim this rate.

Please note – the reserved rooms will only be held until 4th May 2017, after which time we can’t guarantee that there will be availability.

Parking is available at the hotel on a first come first served basis.


Social Enterprise Mark CIC


University of Winchester
West Downs Campus, Romsey Road
Winchester, Hampshire SO22 5HT United Kingdom
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