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Governance for Social Enterprise

Date: 7th February 2023
Location: Manchester City Centre
Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm
Theme: Leadership & Mentoring, People, Skills & Talent

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This training is aimed at new social entrepreneurs and those thinking of setting up a social enterprise. It will cover governance issues for social enterprises, covering what is meant by governance and looking at its implications within various legal structures.


Topic covered will include:  

  • Why do people set up a social enterprise?
  • What does a social enterprise look like?
  • Why legal structure matters
  • What good governance looks like – and what happens when it goes wrong.

After the session, attendees will understand how a social enterprise operates and trades and the appropriate legal structures in order to do so. They will also gain crucial knowledge of what they need to do to ensure their social enterprise is well governed, including who needs to make decisions affecting the running of the enterprise and who else might need to be included / consulted about the activities of the enterprise


Stuart Vaughan — over 20 years’ experience delivering support to VCFSE organisations around Greater Manchester with particular experience around legal structures and governance issues.
Julian Guest An initiative-taking business advisor with over 5 years’ experience working alongside community groups & socially & commercially driven businesses with a passion to inspire pre-start and early-stage social enterprises.



Our Workshops are part-funded by European Regional Development Fund. The workshops are delivered free of charge to participants; however, as they are fully-funded, they are classed as state aid to participating businesses and are subject to state aid rules.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Business based in Greater Manchester.
  • Annual Turnover less than 50 Million Euro OR Balance Sheet less than 43 million Euro.

Where is it?

This event will take place in Manchester City Centre and location will be informed once your place in the programme is secured.

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