Social Enterprise Roundtable with SEA Australia

Featuring: Matt Pfahlert & Peter Sacco from Social Enterprise Academy Australia, Neil McLean from Social Enterprise Academy, Lesley Fuller & Graham Bell from Kibble.

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"Recently we were graced with the presence of two of the people involved in running the Australian Social Enterprise Academy: Matt Pfahlert and Peter Sacco from the Australian Centre for Rural Entrepreneurship. The organisation seeks to help young people in rural communities by igniting their entrepreneurial spirit to better enrich their lives and communities.

They popped into The Experience, (one of Kibble’s social enterprises), with Neil. Together with Graham Bell and Lesley Fuller, (who you should remember from our extensive interviews on the history of Kibble), we sat down over coffee to discuss the differences between social enterprise in the UK and Australia, the work they’ve been doing, and just exactly how good the coffee is in The Refuel Café!

It’s a veritable plethora of contrasting opinions and ideas on social enterprise in wildly different, but not entirely dissimilar, countries. Graham took the lead on this conversation and the result is, I think, very good indeed. As we were in the café at the time, there’s a little background noise but it all adds to the ambiance of the conversation."

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