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14 November 2018

Social Enterprise Event

Free Event • Registration Required

This event considers the topic; Social enterprises which set out to meet societal needs through positive social impact are on the agenda of many students and entrepreneurs. Decades ago, they were less evident; however today, new ones are being constituted at a pace. We look at examples from practitioners and consider whether a social enterprise tool kit is needed, along with the motivation to set up and run socially impactful enterprises.

When: Wednesday 14th November  2018 – Registration from 17.30

Who should attend:
This event is open to current students, alumni, academics and guests who pre-register on a first come, first served basis.

Where: Main reception, Warwick Business School, The University of Warwick

Exhibit at this event: Is your start-up established - do you want to exhibit at this event with a pull up banner and small table? If so please register your attendance for the event here and email with your start up name and a short description.




Registration, refreshments and networking with start-up fair


Welcome (Professor John Lyon, Associate Dean of Entrepreneurship)


Social entrepreneurship in practice
Peter West, Founder, Trusts in Partnership | Philanthropy Social Entrepreneur
Dr Lindsay Ip, Principal clinical psychologist, King’s Health Partners
Daniel Hill, Social Entrepreneur


What is social impact and how can it be measured?
Dr Haley Beer, Assistant Professor, Operations Management, WBS              


Enterprise as a force for good and social improvement
Larry Sullivan, Chairman and Co-Founder, COINS & COINS Foundation


Why a social enterprise and not a charity?
Heledd Kendrick, Founder & CEO at Recruit for Spouses Ltd.


Question Time Panel followed by questions from the audience
Peter West, Daniel Hill, Dr Lindsay Ip,Haley Beer, Larry Sullivan, Heledd Kendrick and Andrew Bacon OBE


Networking and refreshments and start up fair


Close & Depart


Speakers & Panellist Introductions:


Mr Peter West
Founder, Trusts in Partnership | Philanthropy Social Entrepreneur
Peter has spent a career provoking social thought and consciousness into action. He is a practitioner. He inspires projects and new initiatives to address current needs and trends. More recently, through work with Family Offices, (Giving Works) he was challenged to inspire the next generation on the individual and moral social responsibility of wealth. This was the foundational work that inspired The Bread Tin, (which led to BeMORE) and more recently to EG Culture. The challenge now is to maximise Social media and take philanthropy into the digital age whilst retaining the individual and personal and private aspects of philanthropy by working in small groups and developing genuine and real relationships.


Daniel Hill, Serial Social Entrepreneur
During the last thirty years, Daniel’s entrepreneurial activities have included real estate, home building and golf course development, oil and gas, cable television, plastic manufacturing, utility companies and waste management.  After many years of operating businesses in the US he moved to the UK in 1991 and then to the Bahamas in 2013.  Daniel was responsible for the acquisition, design, finance & execution for three 1,000 acre master plan, mixed use community real estate developments in Texas and Arizona.  He was a founding shareholder of Allied Waste Industries which was purchased BFI for $9b., as well as an early investor and major shareholder in Pan Ocean Energy Corp. which eventually sold for $1.6b.  Daniel has studied at Oxford, Harvard, Saskatchewan and Georgetown Universities.


Dr Lindsay Ip
is a principal clinical psychologist at King’s Health Partners, leading the integration of physical and mental healthcare. She also offered resilience training to senior civil servants, advised start-ups in Silicon Valley and has a private practice. She was shortlisted for the Women of the Future award in 2017. 


Dr Haley Beer
Haley holds a PhD in Management from the University of Warwick for her dissertation on Social Enterprise Performance Measurement and Management. Her current research activity is focused on the philosophy and sociology of measurement, the intelligibility of social impact, and organizational interventions that improve subjective well-being. Adopting qualitative inductive methods, she explores whether and how people and organizations can meaningfully engage with measurement while pursuing social and financial goals. Her work has been published in journals such as Journal of Business Ethics and International Journal of Management Reviews. Haley has volunteered on and contributed to several regional, national, and international advisory committees, not-for-profit boards, and social value projects with North American, South American, and European government entities and socially motivated organizations. She has consulted on performance measurement practices for organizations such as the United Nations Development Program, The Crown Estate, and the Department for Communities and Local Government. Presently, she is leading on the social value measurement dimension of the Coventry City of Culture 2021 impact evaluation.


Mr Larry Sullivan
Chairman and Co-Founder of COINS. Main role strategic direction including mergers and acquisitions. Sets corporate values and Chairs the COINS Foundation. Founder of 6 software houses. Through the COINS Foundation invests in new/start-up businesses to ensure future funding for global projects building a more inclusive world. On the Board of Habitat for Humanity and a regular speaker on Social Enterprise to various universities and business schools in the UK and USA.   Over 10 years ago established Stepping Stones School to cater for children with Hemiplegia and other disabilities. In 2014 started WIDAD school in Dubai mirroring the core curriculum of Stepping Stones.


Heledd Kendrick, Founder & CEO at Recruit for Spouses Ltd.
Founder and CEO of the multi-award winning Social Enterprise, Recruit for Spouses which provides support for the wives and partners of serving members and ex-serving of the Armed Forces in their search for employment.
In 2017 they hit the 1,000th spouse into work, in 2016 were awarded a special award for Women in Defence and be part of Deloitte's Society Partners program, and in 2013 were awarded a Big Society Award by the former Prime Minister David Cameron.  


Andrew Bacon OBE, CEO Enactus UK (Panellist)
Now CEO of Enactus, a social enterprise which supports and funds university and school-age student teams to work together to innovate and create new social enterprise projects during education and develop as the next generation of responsible leaders.  Previously, Andrew qualified as a professional engineer and has developed capabilities and skills across quality, production, operations, sales and general management. Andrew has worked in, and partnered with, the social, public and private sectors for over 32 years including the Automotive sector, Ministry of Defence, Health, Corporate and Local Government. Andrew has held responsibilities as founding Chair of a Local Enterprise Partnership and multiple skills and economic development board roles, and is now a Trustee and Council member of a University Student Union. Andrew mentors social entrepreneurs and charity leaders across the UK.



#Warwick Entrepreneurship Professional Network

This event is hosted by Warwick Entrepreneurship Professional Network

Organised by WBS Corporate Relations

// With

Professor John Lyon, Associate Dean for Entrepreneurship, WBS (Event Chair)
Peter West, Founder, Trusts in Partnership | Philanthropy Social Entrepreneur
Dr Lindsay Ip, Principal Clinical Psychologist, King's Health Partners
Daniel Hill, Social Entrepreneur
Dr Haley Beer, Assistant Professor, Operations Management, WBS  
Larry Sullivan, Chairman and Co-Founder, COINS & COINS Foundation
Heledd Kendrick, Founder & CEO at Recruit for Spouses Ltd.
Andrew Bacon OBE, CEO, Enactus UK

// Where

Lecture Theatre 0.004, WBS Scarman Road
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// When

Wednesday 14 November 2018, 18:00 - 21:00

// Contact
024 765 74862

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