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Growing the New Economy: speakers’ visions for social enterprise & co-operative innovation

Date: 18.03.20 |Categories: Uncategorised

Participants came to Growing the New Economy from all over the UK. The convention explored how co-operatives and social enterprises can support inclusive economic growth as part of a wider move to “reset the dial on local economic development”.

It included a mixture of plenary sessions (with participation and Q&A), interactive breakout sessions and table discussions.

Watch the films of all plenary speakers’ addressing the convention below. The programme is here, and a short film in which participants highlight action points they will take having attended the event is here.

Introduction from Jonathan Bland and Councillor Sean Fielding:

Neil McInroy, CLES:

Carolyn Wilkins, Oldham Council:

Lord Victor Adebowale (Turning Point and SEUK) and Paul Gerrard (The Co-op Group):

Karin Woodley, Cambridge House:

Rachel Laurence (New Economics Foundation) and Fay Selvan (Big Life Group):

Janette Williamson, Wirral Council:

Sacha Bedding, The Wharton Trust:

Vidhya Alakeson, Power to Change:

Peter Holbrook, Social Enterprise UK:

Ed Mayo:

Councillor Sean Fielding, Oldham Council:

Jonathan Bland:

What next?

Watch this short film with interviews in which participants describe what they will do as a result of attending Growing the New Economy.