Starting or growing
a social enterprise?

Call our free-to-access support service on 0844 9800 760.

(Lines open Mon - Fri 8.30am - 5.30pm excluding bank holidays)

Enterprise support
Helping your enterprise succeed

Our national, free-to-access service provides the support you need to help your enterprise develop and thrive.

Find out more about our enterprise support.

Partnership working
Working with you, wherever you are

At Inspire2Enterprise we work to create profitable partnerships that deliver social value.

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Learning and skills
Expert help, advice and support

Engaging and relevant training, helping you fill skills gaps and build your business knowledge.

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Inspire2Enterprise is a social enterprise, a joint-venture between the University of Northampton and Exemplas, providing a unique free-to-access social enterprise support, information and advice service - from start-up through to initial growth and beyond.

The Inspire2Enterprise service is delivered by qualified advisers and specialists, by phone, email or online via webcam, enabling immediate access to the support you need.

The Inspire2Enterprise service is available to potential and existing social enterprises, Public Sector bodies considering social enterprise 'spin-outs', Third Sector organisations looking to trade by way of social enterprise and corporate organisations seeking to create further social value through corporate social responsibility (CSR) .

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Fully-funded training for the VCSE sector in the South East Midlands!

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The Social Enterprise Support Service

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Who we work with

Inspire2Enterprise has worked with the following organisations:

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Fully-funded training for the VCSE sector in the South East Midlands!

Download the flyer for more information.

Latest news
25 Feb 2015

Sources of Funding for Social Enterprises workshop

The School for Social Entrepreneurs is hosting a one day workshop to help social enterprises and charities understand the variety of funding sources which are available, how to access them and what funders are looking for.

25 Feb 2015

Social Value Act review

Lord Young, the Prime Minister’s Adviser on Enterprise, has carried out a recent review of the Social Value Act which has found it to have a ‘positive impact’ but there are barriers surrounding awareness, take-up, understanding and measurement. This has led to a recommendation not to extend it to include goods and works ‘at this stage’.

25 Feb 2015

Bigger Together - Navigate the World of Social Business

Supported by Big Issue Invest, the Bigger Together Social Finance Event is aimed at bringing social businesses of all stages together. Whilst finance is a key element to business development, there are many other factors which need to be considered in order to achieve success.

20 Feb 2015

National Business Awards 2015 – Rewarding success

Now in its 14th year, the National Business Awards rewards success through innovation and provides the opportunity for companies to showcase their achievements. The awards ceremony will take place at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 10th November 2015.

18 Feb 2015

New £100m social investment fund being launched

The fund, called Access – the Foundation for Social Investment, was announced by the Minister of Civil Society in December. It aims to help charities attract social investment and win public contracts, and has been established to fill gaps in the social investment market. The fund will be launching officially in March.

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