- Presented by Jayne Graham, Executive Director at Society Matters CIC
- Thursday 10th March, 12pm
Social Entrepreneur Jayne Graham MBE FIEP will share with us her own story of developing a social enterprise as a trading subsidiary of a well known charity. She will talk through the process of defining the service and target market by playing to the charity’s strengths, and how the team have tackled challenges head on to ensure they deliver both social value and profit.
If you would like to contact Jayne, you can get in touch via her LinkedIn.
Jayne has been the Commercial Director of local charity Citizens Advice Gateshead since 2018, and took on responsibility as Executive Director of the social enterprise trading subsidiary Society Matters cic in the same year, leading a team to build a VAT registered business with significant growth potential that’s now delivering highly affordable, specialist social welfare training nationally, primarily online. Jayne has spent her career in senior leadership roles in the service sector, the first two decades in private business, and the following 15 years before taking on her current role she was running her own business consultancy which provided strategic support across private, public and charitable sectors, as well as establishing a social enterprise support network for self-employed and lone workers. She was awarded an MBE for services to the small business sector in the North East in 2017 and in 2021 was appointed as a Fellow of the Institute of Employability Professionals. Jayne returned to her native North East at the millennium having lived in Yorkshire and worked across the UK. She now lives in Gateshead with her husband, half a mile from landmark ‘the Angel of the North’, and her 20 year old twin daughters are in their second years at University.