Power of Purpose Week

15 November @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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POP2021 will run from 15th to 19th November 2021, with a host of in person events to inspire, inform and illuminate.

15/11/21: Working with Volunteers Webinar – an opportunity to explore the value that volunteers can bring to your organisation with SOFEA Didcot and OCVA.

SOFEA CEO, Richard Kennell said;

“We’re delighted to be part of POP2021 and particularly pleased to be championing the power of volunteers, who make a massive contribution to the purpose of organisations like SOFEA. Particularly during the pandemic we saw a massive contribution from volunteers from all walks of life and we’d like to share with you some of their stories and how volunteers can add a dynamic to purpose led organisations.”

17/11/21: Social Enterprise Showcase at Oxford Hub – A social enterprise showcase tour kicking off at Oxford Hub.

17/11/21: Sustainability Cafe at Flo’s | The Place In The Park – Head to Flo’s to find out about local enterprise and sustainability in Oxfordshire.

Annie Davy, Strategic and Community Development at Flo’s the Place in the Park commented;

“Sustainability is central to what we do at Flo’s and is increasingly becoming top of every social enterprise agenda! It means differently things to different people and I am excited to be bringing together people with little or no knowledge to people with experience and ‘live news’ from COP for this cafe networking and discussion session”

18/11/21: OxLEP Business Marketplace Event at Garden House Venue- a marketplace for Oxfordshire SMEs.

19/11/21: Pitch For The Future Final at Town Sq, Bicester – The final of the Pitch for the Future competition with a chance for finalists to win a cash prize generously provided by OxLEP.

Lucy Wendon, Community Manager explained;

“POP2021 comes at a time of unprecedented change. Town Square Spaces is all about transforming how business happens, how people connect, what is possible when we look at things a little differently. We couldn’t be prouder to be part of this dynamic and sustainable movement, and are looking forward to finishing the week off with round 2 of our pitching competition for Oxfordshire impact startups.”

19/11/21: Pints with Purpose Networking Evening at Tap Social’s Tap Room – Join Tap Social for a special networking evening with guest speaker Dominic Hare, CEO at Blenheim.

Tap Social Director, Tess Taylor said;

“We are so excited to be part of POP2021 as it celebrates many brilliant organisations in our county that are using business as a force for good; a value that is core to us at Tap. The eScalate programme has supported and highlighted the incredible work that purposeful businesses can do, and has inspired us and others to continue raising awareness about the potential that every organisation holds. We’re looking forward to the many events of POP2021 and to meeting more like minded people in Oxfordshire.”

You can sign up to all the POP2020 events for FREE on Eventbrite.




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