Grassroots Enterprise 2014 Programme Announced

Grassroots Enterprise 2014 Programme Announced

Grassroots Enterprise 2014 has announced its dynamic programme of speakers and workshops for this year’s conference. The event builds on the success of last year’s conference, increasing the focus on resident entrepreneurs and community Start-Ups and adding workshop options to the offering.  The overarching theme for this year’s conference‘making it happen,’ promises to provide housing professionals with practical tools and simple solutions to support enterprise in their communities.
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Genesis Housing
Enterprising Opportunities
Lynsay Boother
National Housing Federation

The Resident Entrepreneur
John Petitt
Housing Solutions Chief Exec
Wider Impacts of Grassroots Enterprise
Paul Hackett
Amicus  Horizon Executive
Power of Backing Grassroots Enterprise

Click here to see more about this year’s speakers.


Our speakers are being joined by numerous organisations providing finance, support and advice to grassroots enterprise including:
Mark Walton
Shared Assets

Enterprising Community Assets & Spaces
John Coburn

Grassroots Start Up Loans


New for this year, multi-stream workshops will allow your team to explore in more detail themes of particular interest.  Workshop themes already agreed include:

Resident Created Peer-Hubs
Contracting with Grassroots Start-Ups
Community Created Start-Ups
Start-Up Support
Enterprising Support for Community Groups
Shared Asset Management


Grassroots Enterprise events believe in being a showcase for start-up enterprise, so this year’s event includes:

Strive Marketplace

Dozens of Start Ups will be showcasing and selling everything from customer service training to traditional sweets, and grounds maintenance to art therapy.




Enterprise Feast


Some tasty catering treats will be provided by our start up caterers, if there is one thing these residents know it‘s how to make fantastic diet-busting temptations.



 Resident Start-Up Awards

Over 300 residents Start Ups have completed Strive start up training from the Enterprise CUBE but who will pick up the awards for best employer, creative, entrepreneur, business growth, community and sector provider start up?

Click here to nominate a Striver you know.