Community groups final call to ‘Profit for Purpose’ event

Horizon to host free ‘Profit for Purpose’ event this week

MORAY SOCIAL ENTERPRISES have just a few days to prepare for an event that aims to showcase their numerous ventures and contributions to the economic and social fabric of the region.

The full day ‘Profit for Purpose’ event at Horizon Scotland on Friday has been created as an acknowledgement of the added value enterprising community groups create for Moray’s people, places, culture and economy.

Entrepreneurs from throughout Moray are being brought together to hear from keynote speakers that include James Dunbar, the founding Chief Executive of New Start Highland, John Mackenzie, the Senior Development Manager for Innovation at Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Duncan Skinner, Chairman of Glencraft Aberdeen Limited, a social enterprise employing blind and disabled people.

Kim Siu is the tsiMoray social enterprise development manager and event organiser. She said: “Moray has a long standing, very active and committed social enterprise community that boasts a diverse range of individuals and organisations, all with clearly defined social purposes.

“They make a big difference to the people and the environment of Moray in their daily working lives.

“We look forward to bringing many of them together in this conference, which will offer networking and learning opportunities as well as celebrate the contribution social enterprise makes to Moray”.

Following an action packed session of workshops, the winners of the 2015 Social Enterprise awards will be announced.

This year sees 48 nominations for the award categories of: Innovation, Growth, Collaboration, Young Entrepreneurs, Environmental Champions, Community Impact and, new this year, Enterprising Community Association.

The event is free to attend but is by ticket only. Free places can be book online for the event that takes place at Horizon Scotland at Enterprise Park, Forres from 10am until 4pm on Friday, September 25.