Research Opportunities with Social Enterprise

The Canal and River Trust Seminar

1100 – 1400hrs Thursday 13 December 2012 : Sunley Conference Centre

The Canal and River Trust ( was set up in July 2012 when 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales were moved out of public ownership and transferred to the Trust. At a stroke, the largest socially enterprising charity in the UK (in terms of asset value) was created.

On top of maintaining 2,000 miles of canals and rivers that are often over 200 years-old, the Trust is responsible for an enormous network of bridges, embankments, towpaths, aqueducts, docks and reservoirs alongside everything else that makes up the waterways.

The Trust’s head offices are in Milton Keynes. The Trust’s senior managers are very keen to establish strong working relationships with the University of Northampton as we are the leading social enterprise HEI in the UK.

We are delighted to announce that Simon Salem, Marketing and Fundraising Director, has agreed to run a seminar on the work of the Canal and River Trust to discuss and identify research opportunities for Northampton’s academic staff and students.

The seminar is relevant to those who are interested in researching the operation of a very large socially enterprising charity, as well as those interested in specific operational aspects of the Trust (including the management, marketing, environmental, legal, educational, and artistic issues the Trust is concerned with).

The seminar will be held on Thursday 13 December 2012, in Sunley Conference Centre. It will start at 1100hrs and end at 1400hrs, a lunch will be provided.

There are a maximum of 20 places available on the seminar.

To book a place, please email

Seminar Leader : Simon Salem, marketing and fundraising director

Simon has over 25 years’ experience of marketing, PR, corporate affairs and fundraising. Before joining the Canal & River Trust he worked for London Transport. He has worked extensively in the leisure and tourism industry.

Simon is responsible for marketing, fundraising, enterprise, Comms (external & internal), customer services, boating policy, licence enforcement, volunteering, education & interpretation and angling & fisheries

Thumbnail image: A Mallard Duck and Ducklings on the Wendover Arm – – 1311266.jpg via Wikimedia Commons (Creative Commons)

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