It will be in the iconic city centre location for just one day, to stage the first ever Trade Fair of its kind organised by Social Enterprises West Midlands.
The marquee will house a very special trade fair on the theme of “the revolution starts here” focussing upon a revolutionary and increasingly popular way of doing business.
More than 50 successful Social Enterprises ranging from a business that hires giant fish aquariums to one that makes the latest hip-hop clothing will be represented. There will also be lively and interactive entertainment and the chance to sample top quality cuisine.
The Trade Fair will be open to business as well as the public and will feature demonstrations and workshops as well as an area for networking.
Social Enterprise is a business model that offers the chance to be commercial whilst at the same time doing good to local communities.
There is nothing new in the principles that have been operating successfully for many years, through well-known organisations such as The Co-operative and the John Lewis Partnership. However, what is new is the major growth in this as a way of working.
“Social Enterprises are real businesses that can compete with the best, but instead of reinvesting profits into the hands of shareholders, the fruits of success are ploughed back into the business to further their social objectives,” said Kevin Maton, Network Director of Social Enterprise West Midlands.
“This is a very exciting time for social enterprise and a marquee in Centenary Square seemed the perfect location for a celebration of a different and very positive way of doing business.”
Supported by Advantage West Midlands the Trade Fair will coincide with Voice 09 – the Annual Conference of the Social Enterprise Coalition that will be taking place in the nearby ICC.
“Social Enterprise – the Revolution Starts Here” is in Centenary Square in Birmingham on Tuesday, February 10 from 11am until 6pm
To register visit http://sewm.eventbrite.com and for more information about Social Enterprise West Midlands visit www.socialenterprisewm.org.uk.
For more press information please contact Ranjit Bansal telephone 02476 633911 ext.113 or 07966 068950