B Corp Club

17:00-19:00pm Perch @ The Eco Business Centre, Charlotte Avenue, Elmsbrook, OX27 8BL

This monthly meet-up will bring together aspiring and established Oxfordshire B Corporations to share experiences and provide support in an informal, sociable setting. The club will focus on knowledge-sharing, problem-solving and exploring new connections and collaborations over a cup of tea.

THE AIM IS TO ENCOURAGE AN INFORMAL BUT SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR BUSINESSES TO:

• Gain a realistic insight into the B Corp journey.

• Learn how the B Corp movement could help your business achieve its overall mission.

• Learn from the mistakes and challenges faced by locals B Corps during their journey.

• By the end of the process, you will be more confident in your businesses processes and your ability to submit your B Corp impact assessment.

WHO IS IT FOR?
  • People who are B curious and interested in improving their social and environmental performance of their business and becoming a Certified B Corporation.
  • Founders and leaders of small purposeful companies who are aspiring B Corporations.
  • Established B Corporations.
WHEN & WHERE

B Corp Club will take place every second Tuesday of the month from April - September, 5-7 pm at Perch Eco Business Centre, Charlotte Avenue, Bicester, OX27 8BL.

  • Tuesday 14th June
  • Tuesday 12th July
  • Tuesday 9th August
  • Tuesday 13th September

Each month will see a different B Corporation talk about their experiences and answer any questions.

B CORP CLUB FACILITATORS

Lucy Wendon - Community Manager of the Perch Eco Business Centre

Grant Hayward - B Leader and Enterprise Support Manager for the eScalate Programme

The venue

Town Square is a certified B Corporation, committed to helping people to start and run their own businesses.

In September 2019 they launched a co-working community at the Eco Business Centre, based in the eco village of Elmsbrook, near Bicester.

About eScalate

eScalate, is a three-year project, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) which runs until September 2022 to support Social Enterprises, social entrepreneurs, enterprising charities and purposeful businesses in Oxfordshire. Support includes one to ones, workshops and peer support sessions.

For more information about the eScalate programme , visit www.oxfordshirelep.com/escalate

Please note that this event is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and is delivered as part of the eScalate programme to help SMEs. By engaging in this programme you are being offered assistance under the De Minimis regulation which allows a company to receive up to but not exceeding €200,000 of public funding (at the applicable exchange rate) of De Minimis aid over a rolling three-tax year fiscal period. This De Minimis declaration does not cover undertakings engaged in: the primary production of agricultural goods and fisheries/aquaculture, road freight, services of general economic interest and export related activities and activities favouring domestic over imported goods. Please note, support cannot be given to undertakings (businesses) in difficulty. In order to receive support from this programme, you will be required to complete an application form and other relevant documentation. If you need to check your current position for state aid please contact us. If you would like any further information on De Minimis aid and Special Drawing Rights (SDR) subsidies, please see the state aid page on the OxLEP Business website:

https://www.oxlepbusiness.co.uk/state-aid

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