We try hard to take on board only ethical and social suppliers for our conference!
I’m happy we did it again by getting Café Sunlight catering the event. They’re wellknown for the quality of the food they prepare maybe less for the social good they make, that”s probably why we want them on board to champion their social impact and help them grow.
Their meat is grass fed and free range, their fish sustainable and their vegetables seasonal. They’ve already been the choice of other companies in the sector such as Charity Bank and Big Society Capital helping them delivering successful events. They are a natural choice for us as well. Read more ›
Ken Olisa OBE, keynote speaker at ClearlySo’s upcoming conference SBC12, is a difficult man to summarise. His CV is packed with achievements, awards and appointments in both business and public service. Read his biography on the website of Restoration Partners, the merchant bank he set up in 2006, where he is chairman.
When I spoke to him recently, I decided to investigate a particular angle that intrigued me about him, namely that this man of our time, a whizzkid from dot.com days, harks back to a bygone age, claiming his world view is rooted in Victorian values. Read more ›
They’re the BOGOFs of the social enterprise world. The “twofers”
Buy-one-get-one-free. Not two-for-the-price-of-one packs of loo rolls to take home from Tesco, but a scheme which matches a purchase with a twinned gift sent to the developing world.
A growing number of social businesses are applying the principle to necessities such as shoes, prescription glasses and baby clothes. Read more ›
In the first of our promotional competitions for SBC12, we’ve decided to give ten attendees the chance to get £10 off their ticket price by paying with a tweet. It’s really simple – all you have to do is use the button below to tweet about the event. Completing the required steps will land you on a page that gives you a short discount code. Using this code at the checkout will strike £10 off your ticket, which at the moment as we’re still in the early bird season will mean you can attend SBC12 for just £140!
Any problems just give us a shout. Remember, the code will expire after ten uses so you’d better be quick! Oh, and please don’t share the code with anybody who hasn’t sent their Tweet – that wouldn’t be cricket.
ClearlySo’s annual Social Business Conference is a great place to meet potential investors. A chance meeting with a major charitable trust at last year’s event led to an investment of £250,000 in the social enterprise I have set up. That will be hard to beat at this year’s conference! Read more ›
Welcome to SBC12.co.uk – a dedicated website for this year’s Social Business Conference, hosted by ClearlySo. This is the first time we’ve branched out and given SBC its own unique, branded site rather than hosting the event information on ClearlySo.com. Simply put, this is testament to just how big SBC has become and how important it is to all of us here at ClearlySo. Read more ›