Sessions will focus on strategy to win the right kind of business; on what happens when you lose a major contract; on approaches to diversification, and on a range of commercial models for growth that can help grow scale and impact.


Outline programme

9.30 Coffee and registration

10.00 Welcome and introduction

10.05 A strategic approach to growth

  • What are the key issues for taking a strategic approach to growth?
  • Winning the right kind of business
  • What happens when you lose a major contract?
  • Approaches to Diversification

11.30 Break

11.45 Balancing commercial realities and social purpose in models for growth and increased impact

Overview of different commercial legal models that can support growth and the circumstances where they are best used, to introduce the case study presentations, expert commentary and table discussions exploring mergers, acquisitions, partnerships and joint ventures.

12.15 Mergers and Acquisitions

13.00 Lunch

13.30 Mergers and Acquisitions (continued)

14.15 Partnerships and Joint Ventures

15.00 Break

15.15 Partnerships and Joint Ventures (continued)

16.00 Reflections on the day and conclusions

16.30 End


Based on the E3M philosophy of “learning together”, the day will use a participative methodology, with the opportunity for participants to reflect on and discuss the presentations during each of the sessions, and contribute their own ideas, experience and questions relating to current plans for growth.

Speakers will include:

Julian Blake – Partner, BWB

David Davies – Partner, BWB

Sarah Edwards – Director for Business Development, Ripplez

Justine Gibling – CEO, Ripplez

Alex Grayson – CEO, Empower Community

Richard James – CEO, South West London YMCA

Dominic Llewellyn – CEO, Numbers for Good

Abbie Rumbold – Partner, BWB

Laurie Russell – CEO, The Wise Group

Mark Simms – CEO, P3

Chris Wright – CEO, Catch22