I joined around fifty other guests at iSE today for a lunch to celebrate Social Enterprise Day. It was lovely to meet up with so many friends, old and new. The iSE team made sure that everything went smoothly.
The lunch — homemade soup, bread, fruit and some of the best homemade cake it has ever been my good fortune to sample — was excellent.
It’s good sometimes to remind ourselves that social enterprise is a growing movement and that there are a lot of us. And moreover, that there are lots of new faces and younger faces — the sector is attracting new blood and is more diverse than it was just a few years ago and that has to be a good thing.
There were events in various Birmingham locations and although I only went to one (frankly, more than one would have been a bit too much like work rather than the pleasant conversation, food and networking I had in mind) I am assured that the others were equally successful and enjoyable.
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