It was the first time we'd got out of London (to Glasgow) and the first time a CEO had sung to us about jam sandwiches. We also got an insight into deprivation and regeneration from the boss of Social Enterprise Scotland.
Is enough of the right kind of social investment available to social ventures at the smaller end of the market? We meet Resilient Scotland, a social investment finance intermediary, which is doing its bit to plug the gap.
Issue 7 of our magazine is out now. Read our exclusive interview with minister for civil society Rob Wilson, then find out how other social enterprise leaders feel about government's relationship with the sector. Plus: NatWest Social Business Award winners profiled.