Social enterprise calls for an ethical food industry

Prep Table is a social enterprise aiming to make the food industry more open, fair and ethical for producers, suppliers, employees and customers.

Join PrepTable founder, Fiona Donaldson, as she takes you through her social enterprise journey, from being completely new to the sector in 2017 to running a successful business delivering social impact with exciting future plans.

Community Learning Exchange to Prep Table
Thursday 17th September
(10 – 12, 1-3pm)

Social enterprise Prep Table uses top quality, healthy, locally produced and ethically sustainable food in their café and external catering service, whilst also providing space, support and education about food to encourage wider changes in the food industry. Prep Table acts as a food consultancy, catering and education service for charitable organisations who support people, to show them “the true power of food”.

Since founding PrepTable Fiona has learnt so much – as she says herself:

I have also learnt an incredible amount from our funders, the groups of which we are members, and other social enterprises. I could not have done this without being lucky enough to have my mentors. Legal structures, finance, funding applications, monitoring social impact, policies and procedures and employing people are examples of what I have had to learn.

Through the CLE, Fiona will share her experiences – to help others be better placed to develop and strengthen their social enterprise sustainably, to navigate the challenges involved, to understand the importance of self-care to their social enterprise and people and to highlight the importance of developing support networks

Learning Outcomes:

  • What’s involved in the different stages of developing a social enterprise from idea to building an organisation and life after.
  • How to build an infrastructure (and reasonable expectations) to increase sustainability for those running the social enterprise and the organisation itself.
  • The importance of connecting with charities, communities, fellow social enterprises and public sector bodies to produce and maximise more effective low risk social outcomes.

To book a place, contact Jayne at Social Enterprise Network Scotland.  Places are limited to emerging/social enterprises only and to one per organisation.