On your marks

And let the chaos commence. Am posting partly to push that dreadful photo further down the page. And to say that all seems to be going well. Certainly here in the surgery area there’s probably about 50 or so social entrepreneurs getting 1:1 support from Lovells, UnLtd, Bridges Ventures, and others. Exactly what we want to see.

Meanwhile, next door, the DCLG head of third sector and social enterprise, Jackie Westlake, is providing a guide to navigating your way through government, and how to make it work. I was delighted to hear one participant come out and say, “she’s from government…but she’s actually listening”. Very much a mutually beneficial exchange it sounds like.

IN the basement suite of rooms, we have some investment readiness, a workshop with thinkPublic and London Rebuilding Society doing a session on funding.

Delighted to bump into a mix of current SSE students, SSE Fellows, including the esteemed Max Graef of RadioActive, who has set up a radio station here in the corner of the room.