The Guardian has published details of its Social Enterprise 2011 conference to be held in London on 8th November.
It argues that social enterprise was seen as a brave new dawn for service delivery but since the social enterprise unit was set up ten years ago, progress has been relatively slow.
The one day event “explores the facts about social enterprises providing public sector services. It provides candid discussion about the obstacles and practical solutions to the challenges the sector faces.”
The conference will discuss what the government is doing to scale up ambitious enterprises, and look at business models, finance and commissioning. It will also take a close look at mutuals from the point of view of service delivery rather than organisational structure. The reasons some mutuals have done so well is that they provide exceptional services and customer loyalty. So what lessons can be learned from successful mutuals?
Here are details of the conference programme.