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Social Enterprise: Be the News – John Taylor Hospice – 2nd July 2015

2 July, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Priory Rooms Conference Centre, Quaker Meeting House, 40 Bull Street, Birmingham, B4 6AF

Staff Use Gift tagJohn Taylor Hospice (JTH), a leading social enterprise in the region, are running an event in July focused on supporting other social enterprises to gain greater media exposure in the news.


SEWM CIC are delighted to be co-hosting the event which features a headline speaker with a Q & A session and an open forum with an expert panel to discuss tips, advice and attendee’s own experiences.

Social Enterprises attending will benefit from direct top tips from JTH and SEWM CIC as well as an opportunity to network with like-minded organisations.

  • Key speaker: Alun Thorne (PR Director at Barques)
  • Panel speakers: Anthony Tattum (Managing Director, Big Cat) and Ravinol Chambers (Founder, Be Inspired Films)

John Taylor Hospice excel in communicating their stories to the local press and gaining national recognition too – this event sees them putting something back in to assist local social enterprises to do the same.

Twitter competition: On the day John Taylor Hospice and SEWM CIC will be running a Twitter competition for attendees to summarise why they are attending in a news style headline, to keep with the event’s theme, using a hashtag to capture submissions

About John Taylor Hospice

John Taylor opened in 1910 after the people of Birmingham gave generously to found the hospice, now the oldest non-denominational hospice in the UK. In 1948 the hospice was gifted to the NHS and moved to The Grange in Erdington. In 2011, John Taylor Hospice left the NHS, becoming a social enterprise and not for profit community interest company. Independence has meant the hospice can provide ‘Taylor-made’ care when and where it is needed. Every day more than 600 people across Birmingham and their families will receive the expert palliative and end of life care they need from the staff and volunteers of John Taylor.

John Taylor Hospice is an award winner. It gained the Social Enterprise West Midlands Prima Award for ‘innovation beyond expectation’ and received the RBS SE100 Storytelling Award last autumn. John Taylor was also one of only three social enterprises to receive the first Social Enterprise Mark Gold Marks at a ceremony at the House of Commons in November.

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