This event has been put together as part of the university’s third goal of social responsibility.
We debate who is best placed to deliver public services, and examine how today’s ‘marketplace’ is operating. Does it have to be about zero hours contracts and the bottom line? Do small charities and social enterprises have to lose out to big business and what can the public sector do to help redress the balance?
This is a very under researched area. This event brings together frontline organisations:
- Charities and social enterprises who have either made, or are contemplating partnerships with private sector companies which may make or break them, but which bring ethical dilemmas.
- The impact of big business on local partnerships, volunteers, specialist knowledge and experience.
- We explore public/private partnerships which work for both sides, opening up the tendering process, using the equality argument to challenge bad practice, and activating The Social Value Act. We will also be mapping areas of research.
Opening address and call to action by Will Hutton, live from London. Public intellectual, economist and journalist, Will is Chair of the Big Innovation Centre at The Work Foundation – the most influential voice on work, employment and organisation issues in the UK, and Principal of Hertford College, Oxford University.
James Thompson - Professor of Applied and Social Theatre, Associate Dean for External Relations in the University of Manchester's Faculty of Humanities says:
"I am very pleased to lend my support to Getting Even 2014. This event is a collaboration between colleagues at MBS and Dovetail: the change-making agency, and is an innovative and original way for the University to engage with charities, social enterprises and socially motivated businesses. For those interested in attending please book below.”
We are working closely with The Equality Trust and Equality North West to see how the findings from ‘The Spirit Level’ translate in today’s marketplace. Maddy Power, Senior Research and Policy Advisor at The Equality Trust, will talk about related research.
Panel discussion on value and inequality in the marketplace and the future of public services includes - George Selmer, Business Development Director for G4S Employment Support Services, Angeliki Stogia, Social Enterprise Lead at New Economy, Labour councillor and European Officer for Network Europe, and Liz Allen, partner in The Connectives, key influencer for The Social Value Act, and Chair of mental health charity 42nd Street.
Presiding over this tussle of unlike minds is Arif Ansari, the BBC's North West Political Editor. Hosted by Manchester Business School, one of the world's largest business schools, where Original Thinking is Applied.
Why not join this us for this great idea and start the day with a tasty breakfast at Getting Even 2014, Manchester Business School, July 10?
Getting Even 2014 is more than a one day event, it's an opportunity to explore the issues behind the headlines and the spin, to uncover areas in need of research and action, and link together with both like and unlike minds already engaged in the field.
Let's join forces, and end the day, forging new friendships over wine and light refreshments in Manchester Business School East.
See more at gettingeven2014.com
Supported by Equality Northwest: working to improve the quality of life in the UK by reducing economic inequality.