The ‘Social Enterprise Means Business With Purpose’ Masterclass Series concluded in November with a breakfast session exploring ‘Scalability’.

Those who attended the event may request the event slides by clicking here and they will be emailed in due course

Date: Friday 20th November 2015
Time: 8.00am – 10.00am (light breakfast included)
Venue: Malone Lodge Hotel, 60 Eglantine Ave, Belfast BT9 6DY
Cost: Free to Attend
Booking & Information: Email or call 028 9076 1030
Speakers: June O’Sullivan MBE (CEO of LEYF), John McMullan OBE (CEO of Bryson Group), Paul Roberts (CEO of Ashton Group) and Prof Ken O’Neill (Chair of SSEI).

Dr June O’Sullivan MBE
June is Chief Executive of the London Early Years Foundation (LEYF), which runs 33 nurseries across eight London boroughs. An inspiring speaker, author and regular commentator on Social Business, June has been instrumental in achieving a major strategic and cultural shift for the award winning London Early Years Foundation, resulting in increased profile and profitability over the past eight years. As CEO of the UK’s leading childcare charity and social enterprise since 2006, June continues to break new ground in the development of LEYF’s scalable social business model. June was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday honours in 2013, for her services to London’s children. She was awarded the Social Enterprise UK Women’s Champion Award in November 2014 and in February 2015 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Middlesex. June will share the LEYF story and her own insights and experiences of scaling a business.

John McMullan OBE
John is Chief Executive of the Bryson Charitable Group which is Northern Ireland’s leading social enterprise  tackling major social and economic challenges. The group consists of 7 social business units, operates out of 34 locations, employs over 600 staff and delivers on average over 23,000 services per day to families and individuals.John was acknowledged as the Northern Ireland and subsequently the UK Social Enterprise Leader of the Year in 2011.

Paul Roberts
Paul is Chief Executive of Ashton Community Trust, a community based charity working on regeneration through social enterprise. Ashton was set up in 1988 through a share drive by local people. The original centre is owned by 450 shareholders from the local community and the organisation now owns five other Centres. Ashton currently employs over 170 people in some of the most deprived wards in Northern Ireland. The group delivers a wide range of services including: childcare, health, education, training, Fablab and economic development and is recognised as one of the leading social enterprises in Northern Ireland. It won Social Enterprise of the Year in 2013.

Professor Ken O’Neill
Ken is Chair of the School for Social Enterprises in Ireland and has served as President of the International Council for Small Business, Board member of the UK’s CBI SME Council, and Chairman of Young Enterprise in NI. He was the first person to be awarded The Queens Award for Enterprise Promotion and his most recent book ‘Understanding Enterprise’ (co-authored with Simon Bridge) was recently shortlisted for CMI’s Business Book of the Year. Ken will chair the event and share his own thinking on scaling a social enterprise.