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Webinars run weekly on a variety of subjects and are a great way to get an overview of a new topic, or a refresher which can help you to look at your business plan in a new light. Whether you’re just starting out or an established business looking to grow, our webinars are useful, inspiring and informative.

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Expert 1-to-1: Social Enterprise with Chris Gunson

January 10, 2022 @ 11:00 am - March 30, 2022 @ 10:00 am

A virtual one-to-one meeting, up to one-hour long, to discuss your business needs with our Social Enterprise expert Chris Gunson.

Expert biography:

Chris is Co-founder and Director of Local Spark: Torbay Community Supported Enterprise CIC. Local Spark works with members of all communities across Torbay to start up and support businesses for good, build productive networks of enterprises and non-profit organisations, and engage large anchor institutions to unlock their transformative potential. In December 2019 they launched the Torbay Social Enterprise Network, and despite COVID there are now more than 50 members.

Chris has experience of setting up and running several successful social enterprises. This includes being part of a team which established an award-winning community owned shop and Post Office. She has also been a business adviser for The Prince’s Trust, and for women entrepreneurs in rural Devon.

Booking information:

To book a timeslot for your 1-to-1 with Chris, please register. The BIPC team will then send you a pre-session questionnaire, check your eligibility, and put you in touch with Chris to arrange a suitable time.

Please note: BIPC Devon are only able to offer Expert 1-to-1 appointments to business based in Devon, UK. Once you have made your booking, we will contact you for further information about you and your business idea. When you’ve replied to this email, we’ll be able to confirm your booking, and our expert will contact you with details of how to access the meeting.

This meeting will be delivered remotely. If you have any additional requirements, please let us know and we’ll do our best to help.

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January 10, 2022 @ 11:00 am
March 30, 2022 @ 10:00 am
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