The #FuseCiC18 conference - 8th March 2018

Registration is now open for the Fuse CiC conference. The conference features some of the sectors' leading thinkers who will share their thoughts, insights and expertise on how social housing providers and social enterprises can come together to address some of the challenges they and their tenants face.

Hosted at the innovative Northfield Village, a unique mixed-use scheme that provides a holistic approach to accommodation, community and care, the conference features some of the sectors' leading thinkers who will share their thoughts, insights and expertise on how social housing providers and social enterprises can come together to address some of the challenges they and their tenants face.

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2018 Speakers announced

Keynote: Stephen Fear, 'The Phone Box Millionaire'

Stephen is a renowned Entrepreneur, Businessman, Philanthropist and Author with approaching 50 years international business experience.

But, Bristol born Fear, started his first business, aged 15, using a red phone-box on the council estate where he grew up, persuading an American firm to send him its product for him to sell in the UK. Before he knew it, he was trading with a number of large industrial companies under the brand ‘Easy Clean’.

Fear will share his thoughts on how we can ignite the ambitions of the next generation of entrepreneurs!

Other speakers include:

  • Peter Holbrook CBE, Chief Executive Social Enterprise UK
  • Sinéad Butters MBE, Chief Executive ASPIRE Housing
  • Wayne Gethings and Jean Jarvis MBE of Wrekin Housing Group
  • Paul Sutton, Director of Assets and Development Connexus Housing Group

Workshops include:

  • Heidi Fisher – Make an Impact – The Importance of Capturing and Measuring Social Value
  • Melanie Mills – Big Society Capital - Social Investment: A Tool for Impact
  • Tim Luft – Woote – Using Virtual Reality for Social Good
  • John Clarke – Social Telecoms – Helping your tenants to fly
  • Jean Jarvis and David Wells – Wrekin Housing Group – Delivering Efficiencies through Social Enterprise
  • Sarah Frazer - Head of Foundation Willmott Dixon - Maximising social impact - engaging communities