A network wouldn’t be a network without opportunities for meeting and collaborating with others, chances to learn from other social enterprises, and attend motivational and educational events. Below you will find a list of upcoming activities, for further details and how to book simply click on the ones of interest. We look forward to “seeing you there”.
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SSEN Sixth Networking Event
December 4, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pmFree
SUMMARY: Swindon Social Enterprise Network (SSEN) will hold its sixth “networking” event on Wednesday 4th December, 4.30 pm to 6.00 pm, in The Platform Projects’ new offices: Block D, The Dorcan Complex, Faraday Road, SN3 5HQ. Two guest speakers will be presenting: Craig Duff from Nanogreen Cleaning and Steve Carr from The Richmond Fellowship. Craig will be premiering a film, made in collaboration with Create studios, which showcases their intention to offer employment opportunities to those furthest from the workplace who are struggling to find a way into work.
The event is free to attend and will commence at 4.30pm with an opportunity to mingle with other attendees over tea/coffee/juice and biscuits. At 5pm a formal welcome, introduction to the event and an update about the SSEN’s work will be delivered by a member of the steering group.
Then the two speakers will present. The first will be Craig Duff, Managing Director of Nanogreen Cleaning.
After a challenging childhood, growing up in Glasgow, at just 16 Craig decided to leave and ended up in Devizes! Craig counts himself very fortunate to have been taken under the wing of a local businessman who gave him an opportunity to learn a trade and get himself grounded.
Having now built up an ecologically friendly cleaning business, Craig wants to be able to help others in need. He is already doing this, working with the two homeless charities: Threshold and the Salvation Army (Booth House) in the town. He offers work experience with the possibility of employment to those who, due to their own special circumstances, find it very challenging to even get a first job interview.
Craig will be showing a new film that outlines what they are trying to achieve and why and follows the development of one of these employees.
Then Steve Carr from the Richmond Fellowship will be presenting on his work with them: “Supporting people back into competitive employment”. Steve will be giving an overview of how Richmond Fellowship are supporting more and more local employers with the right staff for their businesses through the new and unique free to use “IPS” Individual Placement Support service”.
After there will be time to network more and Craig, Steve and members of the steering group of the Swindon Social Enterprise Network will be available to answer any questions.
Tickets are free, on a first come, first served basis and can be obtained by clicking HERE