Setting up a Social Enterprise – Workshop

Thursday 22 February 2018

Have you considered setting up a business with a social mission? If so, a social enterprise model might be right for you.

RVA are working in partnership with SKS Scotland to offer this evening workshop as a beginners guide to Social Enterprises for anyone who has, or is considering setting up a social enterprise in Reading.

Key Outcomes:

1. What is a social enterprise?

  • Clarify the meaning of social enterprise and explore how organisations can be more enterprising
  • Increase awareness of the options around social enterprise
  • Provide practical advice to those interested in developing a social enterprise

2. Building a Social Enterprise

  • Where your organisation is now
  • Where you want it to be in the future
  • How you can get there
  • Organisational structure
  • Financial and management arrangements
  • Incorporating legal structures and models

What you can expect from attending:

1. What is a social enterprise?

  • Increase knowledge of the terminology and practical experience of what being a social enterprise means in reality.
  • Engage in a conversation about developing pathways to explore a more sustainable future for your organisation.

2. Building a Social Enterprise

  • Develop and understand your potential business model.
  • Understand how to build a business plan to help your organisation become more enterprising

The Trainer:

Shona is the founder of SKS and an experienced senior manager who specialises in setting up and growing organisations, providing feasibility studies, research and business planning. Shona brings together the breadth of experience gained from thirty years of successfully working both within the commercial business sector, integrated with the cultural ethos of the public and not for profit sector. Shona has a strong focus on employability and health and well being projects.


This course is primarily for those operating or wishing to set up a social enterprise in Reading. If you operate in another area, we can add you to the waiting list and will let you know if there are still spaces available nearer the date.


Type of event
Event theme
Voluntary sector
Event date
22 February 2018
Start time
End time
Address line 1
3rd Floor
Line 2
Reading Central Library
Line 3
Abbey Square
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified