North East Wales Social Enterprise Network Event a success
Flintshire County Council delivered a second social enterprise networking event recently.
The people who attended the event enjoyed an interesting line-up of speakers, including Katie Whitaker Moon and Adam Crane from University of Chester who spoke about internships and work-based learning opportunities. Linzi Jones of Digital Communities Wales introduced a new service delivered by Digital Health and Well-Being aimed at developing the skills for everyone to be able to get online regardless of their IT experience.
The group was also offered free training on how to create better videos and photographs to use on social media from Picturehouse Films.
Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Councillor Derek Butler, said:
“This is the second social enterprise networking event held this year and Flintshire County Council supports and encourages the contribution social enterprises are making to the economy and the impact they have on the lives of residents.”
Flintshire’s Mike Dodd, and Ann Carroll from ABC Performance Consulting gave an update on Social Enterprise Places accreditation that Flintshire County Council is working towards on behalf of social enterprises.
The Social Enterprise Places Programme is run by Social Enterprise UK and recognises hotspots of social enterprise activity. The programme aims to promote, raise awareness, and build the markets for social enterprise at a local and national level.
Pictured: James Hunt - CAFGAS, Sarah Way - RainbowBiz, Rob Loudon - FCC, Sue Oliver - RainbowBiz, Andy Crane - Chester University, Marianne Lewis - FCC, Mike Dodd – FCC, Jane Bellis - Art and Soul Tribe, Linzi Evans - Digital Communities Wales, Julie Evans - Dangerpoint, Ann Carol - ABC Performance Consulting, Kirsty Badrock -Chester University, Katie Whittaker Moon - Chester University