Merging Social and Corporare


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Merging Social and Corporare

March 18, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm


About this Event

Swindon Social Enterprise Network (SSEN) are presenting an insightful on line seminar, kindly hosted by Business West, delivered by Sadie Sharp Founder & Managing Director of The Platform Project CIC on: “Merging Social and Corporate: How The Platform Project identified mutually beneficial development opportunities in the corporate world that helped deliver their social impact goals”.


Synopsis: The talk will cover:

• How thinking like a corporate first and a not-for-profit second can create more innovative opportunities.

• How win:win partnerships can be more valuable than funding.

• How using corporate skills can help you develop your sustainability and plug your infrastructure skills gaps.


About Sadie Sharp: Sadie Sharp was an independent management consultant specialising in transformational change in the corporate world until 3 years ago, when she decided to take all of her experiences and start on a new mission….to create a new way to develop young people so that they can bridge the void between education and work, and reduce the rates of youth unemployment.


She launched The Platform Project in Swindon in 2017, and its growth has been stratospheric, quadrupling in size every year, with offers to move into neighbouring towns within the next couple of years and franchise the model. Sadie is convinced that the reason the project has been so successful is because it looks and feels like a business despite being a social enterprise, and the innovative opportunities that have arisen because of that niche operating model have benefitted both corporates and young people. In her talk, Sadie will share the lessons and methods that have helped her merge corporate and social worlds.


A recent case study on the work of The Platform Project may be found HERE.


Please book to attend – the Zoom link will be in the Eventbrite confirmation e-mail you receive once you have registered.


March 18, 2021
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Business West