Working with Corporates

Learn to form profitable partnerships

Working with Corporates

What you’ll learn from this workshop

Working in partnership with corporate organisations can offer a huge amount of opportunity to charities and social enterprises. But how can you access the right people and ensure that yours is an organisation that they choose to work with? What makes a successful corporate partnership? How can you ensure that the relationship is balanced and that you both get something from it?

A panel of speakers and case studies will answer these questions and more. Working with Corporates will examine the different ways that you can get involved with corporates, from accessing support from CSR teams through to getting your organisation on a corporate supply chain.

Who you will hear from

Decision makers from within corporate organisations will provide insight into how their organisations support charities and social enterprises and the different ways in which you can access this support. Previous speakers have included:

  • Unilever
  • Social Business Trust
  • PwC
  • Afrikids
  • Beyond Food Foundation
  • RSA
  • Land Securities
  • Linklaters
Christina Wigmore

Christina Wigmore, Soft Touch Arts

“Great to hear first-hand from people who direct CSR policy and their perspectives”

Example timetable

Welcome and introductions

An Introduction to Corporate Social Responsibility 

What exactly is Corporate Social Responsibility? We’ll examine what CSR teams do, how they are structured and who you need to be presenting your organisation to.

CSR panel

  • Kate Van Der Plank (Managing Director, Connect Five Consulting Ltd)
  • Louise Smith (Global Community Manager, Linklaters)
  • Anuj Saush (‎Senior Manager Corporate Sustainability, PwC)

A panel will provide insight into how they work with charities and social enterprises. We’ll cover how you can develop a long term partnership with them and discuss a wide range of topics including employee volunteering, fundraising, supply chain management and schemes such as charity of the year.

You will have the opportunity to question the panel and to find out more about how your organisation can engage with them.

Case Study: Kate Chester, Director of Development and Partnerships, Ambition
Case Study: Alastair Wilson, CEO and Michelle Benson, Development Director, The School for Social Entrepreneurs

Action planning

We’ll discuss what you have learned during the day and how to ensure that you put it into action.

Who should attend Working with Corporates?

Working with Corporates is open to anyone keen to discover how their charity or social enterprise can work more closely with corporate organisations. No previous experience is required and there will be a lot of opportunities to ask questions of our speakers and to network with other participants. Previous participants on the course have included:

  • Programme Officer, International Debate Education Association
  • Director of Business & Social Impact, Cinque Ports Community Kitchen CIC
  • Programmes Officer, Teach a Man to Fish
  • Finance Director, Positive East
  • Business Development Manager, Lifeline
  • Project Manager, The Gem


If you aren’t sure that the course is right for you give us a call on 020 7089 9120 and we can discuss it with you in more detail.

Doing some work

Susannah Morcowitz, Teach A Man to Fish

“Great overview on how to work with corporates, their interest in the third sector and especially opportunities for staff involvement”


The course takes place from 10:30am – 4:30pm at our offices in The Fire Station, 139 Tooley St, London Bridge:


For this one-day workshop, access to our speakers plus all course materials you pay:

Organisational turnover £1m + £149
Organisational turnover £500,000 – £1m £129
Organisation turnover £100,000 – £499,999 £109
Organisational turnover less than £100,000 £79

How to book your place

You can choose to pay by credit / debit card or you can request to pay by invoice. In both cases, you will be redirected to a booking form that we need you to complete.

If you have any questions about the course or the booking process please contact SSE’s Sales and Marketing Manager David McGlashan on 020 7089 9120 or email

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