Social Traders is a collaborative effort between the Victorian State Government, a private family trust and a consortium of community sector organisations with broad experience in social enterprise development. It aims to ‘facilitate, support and advocate for the development of social enterprise in Australia’.
John Montague, CEO of the TREES Group will present a case study:
‘Tackling unemployment and community regeneration through social enterprise’
The TREES Group – Training, Regeneration, Education, Employment, Sustainability Services Ltd – is one of the largest and most successful social enterprise groups in the UK.
When Monday 29 June 2009 – 9.45am to 11.30am
Where Village Roadshow Theatrette – Melbourne State Library, 328 Swanston Street
Refreshments served on arrival – Presentation commences at 10.00am followed by questions and discussion
RSVP Nicci Hutchinson Tuesday 23 June
Ph: 03 9429 7596
“Social Traders has been established to build the social enterprise sector in Australia… by influencing the development of policy, building capability amongst practitioners, developing the evidence base for social enterprise and generating investment and developing financial products…
The organisation is currently under development..with..a launch in mid 2009..
Managing Director, David Brookes started in January 2009. David has senior management experience in the corporate sector and has been heavily involved in community business partnerships over the last ten years. David is supported by Mark Daniels who has worked extensively in social enterprise development…
The Social Traders web site will be operational by June 2009 with a rich body of information on social enterprise.
We would appreciate hearing from you with ideas, queries or simply to register your interest.