Festival Launch Event

Join us for the PSEN Festival Launch Event –
including a presentation from Plymouth City Council announcing their exciting new publication and action plan for Cooperatives in the city.
Monday 12th November
11am -1pm
Free: Book here

Programme Launch

Join Dartington School for Social Entrepreneurs as they launch the brand new Rank Foundation Trade up programme for Social Enterprises in Plymouth. If you’d like to learn more about how this free training programme could help you grow your business then get in touch.
Monday 12th November
1pm – 2pm
Email michelle.virgo@dartington.org

How do we make Plymouth a global Social Enterprise City?

Online, FREE, webinar discussion
Our great city has been a leader in the UK for the last five years but what can we do to put Plymouth on the world map for social enterprise? This online discussion will take the form of a live debate via Facebook and Twitter.
Monday 12th November
5 – 6pm
Free Connect here

Have we got Social Enterprise for you…

Come along and test your social knowledge at the PSEN Social – Quiz, Food, Music and Beer
Teams of 4-6
Tuesday 13th November
Entry £5 per team on the night.
Book here

Millfields Historical AGM

The Millfields Trust would like to invite you to view local Historian Richard Fisher’s unique vintage photographic collection and then join them for their AGM with guest speaker Adam Hart-Davis – English scientist, author, photographer, historian and broadcaster.
Tuesday 13th November
Free: Book here

Doing business with local councils

Come along to this useful workshop to get guidance and tips on how social entrepreneurs can do successful business with local Councils.
Wednesday 14th November
1.30 – 3pm
Book here

Digital Leadership

The second session of Cosmic’s five month learning programme, bringing together Social Enterprise leaders to explore the challenges and opportunities of, and plan for, Digital Transformation within their businesses, and ultimately to increase their social impact.
(not open to the public)
Wednesday 7th November
The Heart of the South West Enhance Social Enterprise Programme is receiving funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.


Powering Change

Join Plymouth Energy Community for ‘Powering Change’, showcasing how communities can help power the change urgently needed to tackle some of the most pressing social and environmental challenges of our time. With national speakers, local changemakers and even a comedian!
Wednesday 14th November
Free: Book here

The benefits of a Compassionate business

Find out how this exciting free initiative could impact your bottom line.
Wednesday 14th November
Book here

Sex Lies and Social Enterprise

Join wild Inventions for an audience-led event that looks for the truth of where we are with social enterprise in our society. Asking provocative questions it’s a chat show style set-up where a string of local faces takes the hot seat and you’re in control of the questions.
Thursday 15th November
£13 inc dinner Book here

Want to prove your Social Enterprise Credentials?

Why not use the Social Enterprise Festival as an opportunity to grow your credibility. Book a 1-1 session with the Social Enterprise Mark team to find out how they can help you
Thursday 15th November
9-5pm Click here for more details

Lets Talk Good Finance

In partnership with Big Society Capital and Plymouth Social Enterprise Network, join RIO to get the latest updates on the world of social investment, hear from national and local investors and get a “warts and all” account from investees.
Thursday 15th November
Free: Book here

Arts Exhibition and Market

Head down to this exhibition to learn more about the creative ways Cognivity cic work to help their clients manage their mental health. Pick up some hand made gifts for Christmas while you’re there.
Batter Street Studios, Plymouth Arts Centre
Thursday 15th and Friday 16th November

Takeover day at the Clipper Inn

Join the award winning Nudge community builders as social enterprises stage a takeover of their Clipper Inn venue on Union Street. Come along to buy from, eat with and learn about Social businesses in your city!
Friday 16th November
More details here

Mothers Ruin Gin Festival

Join Stiltskin for the UK’s first gin festival showcasing fantastic gins from socially responsible distilleries, who use their profits to champion community and environmental causes with live music from Gozer Goodspeed and The Louise Parker Quartet.
Friday 16th November
7pm -late
Tickets from £12: Book here

Festive Preparations

Bringing the Jolly to the Festival, why not join On Course SW for some exciting free workshops to inspire your creativity and help take the hassle out of preparing for Christmas.
Saturday 17th November
Book here


Co-Cars celebration discount

To celebrate the Social Enterprise City Festival, Co-cars is offering new members HALF PRICE first year residential membership AND a £5 driver’s credit. To take advantage of this great offer complete the membership form and quote ‘SECF Offer’
Valid until 30th Nov
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Win your Dinner

To celebrate the Social Enterprise Festival, Moments Cafe are running a Win your Dinner Quiz all week. Pop in Monday to Saturday between 9am to 5pm and pick up a quiz sheet for just £1, answer all the questions, hand it back at the till and you could win your dinner the following week. (all proceeds go to local dementia support).
Valid all week
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