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Financing Social Enterprise Innovation in Public Services

Author: E3M
Date: 27.03.17
Event date: 24.05.2017 | 9.30-17.00
Event location: Bates Wells Braithwaite LLP, 10 Queen Street Place, London, EC4R 1BE

This one-day E3M seminar is for leaders of commercial social enterprises and senior staff in public authorities, who want to learn about opportunities for financing innovative new approaches to public service provision. It will have a particular focus on new, place-based approaches to solving local challenges.   During the day there will be a series […]

Social Enterprises Need To Be More Transparent

Author: E3M
Date: 23.02.17

The problem for social enterprises with transparency is simple. Driven by a scarcity of funding, we feel compelled to tell ever more hard-hitting stories about the beneficiaries we serve, rather than balancing this storytelling with hard facts about the actual impact we achieve (or don’t). I believe we have reached the pinnacle of this storytelling […]


Author: E3M
Date: 29.01.17
Event date: 29.03.2017 | 9.00 - 17.00
Event location: BWB Offices, 10 Queen Street Place, London , EC4R 1BE

This E3M one-day seminar is aimed at CEOs of social enterprises, Chairs and non-Executive Directors. Building on E3M’s previous work in this area, it will explore the key issues for successful governance, for social enterprises seeking to maximise their impact. Developed with E3M’s core partners, BWB and Numbers for Good, and with special support from […]

E3M Alchemy – Write up of the Day

Author: E3M
Date: 09.12.16

Written by E3M partner, Zurich Municipal. E3M’s first Alchemy event, held in September, was a great success. Bringing together senior public service commissioners, leaders of commercial social enterprises and social investors, the event challenged them to devise innovative solutions to the wide-ranging challenges facing a fictional town. Zurich Municipal is a Supporting Partner of E3M and its […]

The Art of the Possible in Public Procurement

Author: E3M
Date: 23.09.16

Written by Frank Villeneuve-Smith of HCT and Julian Blake of Bates Wells Braithwaite The innovative solutions that can tackle some of our really big social challenges are too often held back by a focus on the process, rather than the purpose, of public procurement. The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provide Commissioners with a great deal of […]

E3M Alchemy: Partnerships for Success in Transforming Local Services

Author: Kirsten van den Hout
Date: 09.06.16
Event date: 21.09.2016 | 09.00 - 17.00
Event location: Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre

E3M Alchemy 2016 – London, 21 September This was a very successful day, spent exploring the ‘art of the possible’ in the transformation of local public services. Senior public service commissioners, leaders of commercial social enterprises and social investors came together to share perspectives and to think in new ways about local solutions. Delegates gleaned new and practical ideas about how […]

Digital Tools and Technology to Support Social Enterprise Impact and Growth

Author: Kirsten van den Hout
Date: 12.05.16
Event date: 04.07.2016 | 09.30 for coffee; seminar 10.00 - 16.00
Event location: BWB Offices, 10 Queen Street Place, London EC4R 1BE

This one-day seminar examined how to maximise the use of digital tools and technology to support the growth and impact of social enterprises delivering public services. The programme showcased how E3M members and others are using technology to transform services and to manage their social enterprises more effectively. We also looked at how technology can […]

The role of social enterprise in running public services

Author: E3M
Date: 19.01.16

Social enteprise is about trading for a social purpose and using the power of business and the markets to achieve explicitly social aims. We’re seeing more and more of our public services being run by social enterprises in a wide variety of areas. But why are we seeing such a growth? Hear from Chris White MP […]

Winning New Business in Public Service Markets (8 Mar ’16)

Author: Kirsten van den Hout
Date: 05.01.16
Event date: 08.03.2016 | 09.30 - 16.30
Event location: Bates Wells Braithwaite, 10 Queen Street Place, London EC4R 1BE

ONE DAY SEMINAR IN LONDON Overview This one day seminar is for social enterprises that trade in public service markets. It looks at five key aspects that will help you to change gear and take your business to the next level of growth. Social enterprises need to be as alert and responsive to the markets […]

A vision for reforming public services

Author: E3M
Date: 01.12.15

Chris Wright, CEO of Catch 22, shares his vision for reforming public services… It’s fair to say that we are now existing in a new financial orthodoxy – not austerity but the new economics. That is, tighter budgets are not going away and we will not return to a world of plenty in the foreseeable future. […]

Financing Social Enterprise Growth

Author: E3M
Date: 27.05.15

Social investment is a rapidly evolving field. The examples outlined in this publication show how E3M Members are working with specialist funders and expert advisors to pioneer the use of a range of different financial tools to raise the capital they need to grow. Social enterprises are used to breaking new ground. And, when you […]

Governance for Good

Author: E3M
Date: 16.02.15

A showcase of top UK social enterprises achieving maximum social impact and a competitive edge through excellent governance Social enterprises emerge from different routes – traditional charities, public sector spinouts and brand new start-ups. Each route comes with its cultural and organisational challenges, but as these businesses mature and develop they all have to address […]

Review of Activities 2013-14

Author: Jonathan Bland
Date: 15.01.15

This review covers the period from May 2013 to December 2014 and aims to give a flavour of the activities of E3M during that time. This has been a really exciting period for us and looking ahead to 2015 there are even greater opportunities for E3M to make a real difference both in the wider […]