£1000s worth of business and enterprise support prizes just given away…
I thought I’d write a short post to reflect on Development in Social Enterprise’s birthday celebration today.
We had 12 business and enterprise support social enterprises from across the west midlands donating prizes and attending our birthday celebration event at lunch time today. The concept was to give presents on our birthday rather than receive them, but thanks to those who gave us a Birthday card. When we asked social enterprises for donations we didn’t have to ask too hard, which is a testament to the sector, in fact I don’t think any I approached said no.
Prizes were donated from:
45 social entrepreneurs running large and small organisations, some new start-ups, some older more established organisations came to celebrate and potentially win one of the fabulous prizes that had been donated. The organisations could only win if they could demonstrate they were a social enterprise.
Prizes were randomly selected with a luck of the draw, but even more exciting was individuals could only win once and were encouraged to only enter into prizes that they could and would use. So in some cases the odds were as low as evens and led to a few being plucked out of the hat more than once. Of course the rules were that you could only win once so they were then discarded.. All I can say here is it seems if your name is Phil… you’re lucky, or have a strategy of entering for prizes that others don’t want and the odds are low.
The social enterprises and like-minded organisations above donated prizes and we were even able to contract and buy from two social enterprise who catered for the event. Concept Conference Centre provided the main lunch and Devenish Girl Bakery provided a selection of freshly backed cakes…
The Birthday cake provided by Concept was tucked into [it was so good] before we had chance to cut it, so that must mean it was a great event all round…
We’ll be following up the winners in the near future to see how the prizes support their development over the coming months and Blaze FM has interviewed all the winners and will be featuring these on their radio over the coming weeks, we will of course be aiming to get the pod cast too.
see also our twitter #hashtag for the day #disebday http://twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/%23disebday
All in all a social enterprise fest in Birmingham!
Thank you one and all for coming.