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Hackney: A Social Enterprise Borough Conference
Hackney House
London United Kingdom
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Hackney: A Social Enterprise Borough Conference
Thursday 15 November 2018 will see the second annual conference celebrating Hackney's rising social enterprise movement. The 'Hackney: A Social Enterprise Borough' Conference takes place on Global Social Enterprise Day (see online campaign #whoknew) at Hackney House in Shoreditch.

This follows the recognition of London Borough of Hackney as an official Social Enterprise Borough in 2017, awarded at last year's event (see video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SdwrUtIHBE).

This year's event will feature the launch of #HackneyisSocial - a Social Enterprise Manifesto for Hackney by special guest Claire Dove OBE DL, Crown Representative for VCSE and Mayor of Hackney Philip Glanville.

The manifesto is a vision statement for a fairer society and will share commitments from stakeholders such as the Hackney Social Enterprise Partnership (Bootstrap Company, Hackney Council, Hackney Co-operative Developments CIC, Hackney CVS, Hackney Roots, Loughborough University London, Renaisi, Shoreditch Trust, UBS, Urban MBA and UnLtd) CAN, Locality, ALLIA and others.

Through a series of talks, panels, breakout sessions and workshops the conference will offer a window into the sector as it stands today and a platform for people to share their passion, their social and environmental missions and their innovations. It will also be a call for collective action, for the sector to make use of the resources offered through the #HackneyIsSocial manifesto (and generally available) to organise for social and environmental change.

The taster workshops in the afternoon will offer a variety of options to grow your skills and reflect on your work on a personal or collective level.

Most of all - this event will offer an incredible networking opportunity that can support your personal and professional growth, whatever stage you're at.

Who's it for:

Everyone is welcome - whether you are just learning about social enterprise or whether you have been working in the sector for years.


Doors will open at 8.45am & the bar will close at 9pm.

Full Timings:

08.45 - 09.15
Networking + Refreshments + Exhibitors: Allia, Co-operative College, CAN, HCVS, Olmec, UnLtd

Welcome by host Edward Quigley, CEO, Hackney Co-operative Developments CIC

Introduction exercise Dolly May, Founder, Working with Voice

Official launch of #Hackneyissocial, Hackneys Social Enterprise Manifesto Claire Dove OBE DL, Crown Rep for VCSE sector, HM Government

Hackney: A Social Enterprise Borough - one year in Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney

Panel discussion on  #Hackneyissocial, Hackneys Social Enterprise Manifesto

Angela Dy, Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Loughborough University London (facilitator)
Mohammed Mansour, VCSE Development Manager, Hackney CVS
Sumi Ejiri, Partnerships Manager, Create Jobs
Kofi Oppong, Founder, Urban MBA

#Whoknew #Hackneyissocial -  
Snapshot of social enterprise in Hackney in 2018 stories, thoughts & questions from the scene

Integrating refugees through farmers markets Martin Cosarinsky Campos, Breadwinners  Doing It For The Culture: Youth and the Perception of Political action Mahalia Changlee, Counter Politics  Hackney Schools Going Green Henry Greenwood, Green Schools Project  The Case For Creativity Nigel Twumasi, mayamada  Hackney - centuries of activism for a better world Simon Cole, Hackney Tours  It's not where you start Andrea Campbell, ACT Training Services  Social enterprise - creating affordable student accommodation  the long term approach Allan Hilton, Cass and Claredale  Different abilities design Jessica Ryan-Ndegwa, Design for Disability  Re-using waste to rebuild communities and reduce inequality Gee Sinha, ReSpace Projects  Are You A Luddite? Kofi Oppong, Urban MBA  From toasties to tech start up Jana Dowling, Founder, Arkeo

11.15 - 11.40
Networking + Refreshments + Exhibitors

11.40 - 12.10
Keynote: Race Equality through Social Enterprise Annetta Bennett aka Empress Jai, Ambassador, Olmec

12.10 - 13.00
Unbounded Organising session with Douglas Racionzer, Social Enterprise Development Manager, Hackney Co-operative Developments CIC and collaborators

13.00 - 14.00
Networking + Exhibitors
Lunch by The Coffee Shop, a Peter Bedford Social Enterprise

14.00 - 14.05
A shared vision for the Hackney Social Enterprise Quality Mark Edward Quigley, CEO, Hackney Co-operative Developments CIC

14.05 - 14.15
Your views to shape a vision for Hackney in 2033 Councillor Guy Nicholson, Cabinet Member for Planning, business and investment, London Borough of Hackney (tbc)

14.15 - 15.15
#Whoknew #Hackneyissocial -  
Snapshot of social enterprise in Hackney in 2018 stories, thoughts & questions from the scene

Why everyone deserves a life coach Fatou Gassama, Confidence Academy for Mums  Everyone wins with older workers Alexander Stevenson, Blume  Supporting each other and sharing Senegalese cultural values Papa Sene, UK Teranga  Looking good, doing good Matthew, Circle Collective  Helping artisan makers get in sync with global trends and customer minds Konark Ogra, Rural Handmade  Women, bikes and fashion design Comet Chukura, Glow  The Art of Collaboration Joy Francis, Words of Colour  Roots to fruits - syntropy Irem Bennetts, NIMCO  Dont serve crumbs Gbenga Olopade, 840 Arts  How important is Hackney to Hackneys Social Enterprises? John Hitchin, Renaisi  Why every neighbourhood needs its own Dalston Curve Garden Marie Murray, Dalston Eastern Curve Garden

15.15 - 15.40
Networking + Refreshments

15.40 - 16.35
A1. Workshop: Save our spaces: protecting assets of community value - David Alquist, Locality

A2. Workshop: Black On Board - John Mayford, Olmec

A3. Workshop: Use your passion to positively impact the lives of others Andrea Gamson, ALLIA

A4. Open discussion: Social Enterprise: Is it a sell out? - Simon Cole, Hackney Tours

16.40 - 17.35

B1. Panel discussion: Young People X Co-ops: Empowering the next generation - Co-op College

Shanny Shanz, Presenter and Founder, This is Our Culture (facilitator)
Gemma Obeng, UK Programme Manager, Co-operative College
Trisha Jaffe, Chair of Trustees, Boxing Academy
Ava Osbiston, Stir To Action
Mahalia Changlee, Founder, Counter Politics

B2. Workshop: How Emotional Intelligence (EQ) helps your business trailblaze - Grace Graham, Keep it Simple Training Co

B3. Workshop: Intro to Muesli - the new social impact tool - CAN

B4. Workshop: Collaborative Cartooning - Douglas Racionzer, HCD


Closing words - Cllr Guy Nicholson (tbc), Annetta  Bennett, Olmec and Edward Quigley, CEO, HCD

Bronze Woman Poem by Annetta Bennett aka Empress Jai

18.00 - 21.00

Networking + drinks

Performances by Folked Up! including Lynsey De Paul prize winner, Amahla (music), Dolly May (poet), Tyrone Lewis (poet), Tilly Dent (music) and Christian Foley (poet)

Artists in Residence: 840 Arts + Beaucoup Films + Container Cult


Full price: £25 - this covers all sessions, lunch + drinks

Concession price: £20 - for those who cannot afford the full rate*

*if you are a Hackney resident or worker and cannot afford this amount please contact socialenterprise@hcd.coop


The main conference space is accessible, however we apologise as some of the networking and workshop spaces are not. Please contact us with your needs and we will try to arrange things accordingly.

Media Partners:

Pebble, Pioneers Post, Stir To Action

Thanks to other partners and supporters:

Bootstrap Company, Co-operative College, Co-ops UK, Hackney Council, Hackney Co-operative Developments CIC, Hackney CVS, Hackney Roots, Loughborough University London, Renaisi, SEUK, Southern Housing, Shoreditch Trust, UBS, Urban MBA, UnLtd and Venn Business Network



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