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About the Event
This session aims to clarify what social enterprise and social innovation is, outlining the ethos of social enterprise and innovation, why it’s a good idea and how it impacts upon local communities and society as a whole. Through local casestudies, attendees will discover the benefits of exploring social enterprise and will hear what support and funding is available to develop ideas into sustainable social enterprises or private enterprises focused on social innovation for good.
timings and format of the event
10:00 Welcome & introductions
10:10 Speaker 1:Eleanor McGuckin, Avert Training
10:25 Speaker 2:Mary MacRory, Western Social Enterprise Hub
10:40 Speaker 3:Liam Campbell, The Young Foundation
10:55 Speaker 4: Amanda Johnston, Social Enterprise NI
11:10 Speaker 5: Anne Ramsey, New Horizons Partnership
11.25 Panel Discussion and Q&A
11:45 Session Close
Dr Liam Campbell
Dr Liam Campbell is The Young Foundation's representative in the northwest working on their Amplify NI programme. He worked for twenty years as a television producer for UTV, BBCNI and Channel 4. He has worked in the past ten years in the areas of environment and heritage with both statutory and voluntary organisations. His undergraduate degrees are from NUI Maynooth and his M.Sc. from QUB and Ph.D. for UU.
Mary has been employed with Omagh Enterprise Company for over twenty years working on a range of initiatives including several that provide support to social enterprises. She is currently manager of the Social Enterprise Hub programme for the Western Social Investment Fund Zone, which is funded by OFMDFM and managed by DSD and DETI through Invest NI. These hubs offer a wide variety of tailored support to social enterprises and entrepreneurs, which is delivered from dedicated hubs located in Enniskillen and Strabane.
Eleanor McGuckin, Avert Training
Eleanor McGuckin has worked within the Community and Voluntary sector for the past 15 years and she is currently employed by Avert Enterprises Ltd as their Business Development Manager.Eleanor manages their current social enterprises and works towards developing, establishing and managing new social enterprises.
Avert Enterprises Ltd is a non-profit making company with all profits being gifted to Foyle Women’s Aid.
Amanda Johnston, Social Enterprise NI
Amanda has been involved in Community Development for over 10 years working in a range of organisations both large and small. Her main role had been to secure funding for these organisations and she has been highly successful. Amanda has also delivered training and facilitation on the areas of corporate governance, committee structures, fundraising and business planning. Amanda has a BSc Hons in Business Management and Finance.
Anne Ramsey, New Horizons Partnership
Facilitator - Tina Duffy
- Louise Gibson
- Margaret McChrsytal
- Angela Thompson
- Donna O'Connor
- Tina Duffy
- Eleanor Keanie
- amanda Farrelly
- Caroline McKeever
- Stuart Ross
- Nathan Earley
- Chloe White
- Paul Archer