July 2022


Get Social event at Coventry & Warwickshire CDA is a great success

"Warwickshire has a vibrant Social Enterprise economy and it was great to see them networking and sharing learning."

More than 40 guests gathered for Coventry & Warwickshire CDA's first 'Get Social' event to celebrate Social Enterprises and all that they bring to communities.

The event was organised to give guests the opportunity to meet members of the Social Enterprise community and find out about their business ventures and the valuable contributions they make across the region. 

It was a great success as the evening showcased all things Social Enterprise. Warwickshire County Council's Portfolio Holder for Economy and Place Cllr Martin Watson and Coventry & Warwickshire CDA operations manager Mandy Bygrave welcomed guests before three peakers shared fascinating information about their business journeys.  

Alison Phillips of Kindred CSR spoke about Corporate Social Responsibility and how social enterprises can gain support from the private sector. Charlotte Kissack from Make, Good, Grow, explained how they unite good business with good causes.Tim Landreth, from award-winning social enterprise Nuneaton Signs. spoke about how the organisation invests heavily back into its employees and Infrastructure.  Nuneaton Signs provides meaningful employment to the disabled and many of their employees either have a physical disability or a mental health condition.

After the success of the inaugural Get Social, more will be organised across Warwickshire in the future, dates and venues to be confirmed. 

"It was a great event and we heard some really inspiring stories about how businesses and social enterprises can work together for the benefit of all," said Mandy Bygrave. "Warwickshire has a vibrant Social Enterprise economy and it was great to see them networking and sharing learning."

The Get Social event was part-funded by Warwickshire County Council’s Place Shaping and Economic Recovery Fund as part of its support for CDA’s social enterprise programme.

For more details of Coventry & Warwickshire CDA, please visit their website or email m.bygrave@cwcda.co.uk.


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