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.

Find out more about partnership working.

Learning and skills
Expert help, advice and support

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

Find out more about learning and skills.

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) .

Find out more about us

The Social Enterprise Support Service

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Who we work with

Inspire2Enterprise has worked with the following organisations:

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Latest news
15 Apr 2015

The Future of Leadership - Is it a gender neutral utopia?

The University of Northampton would like to invite you to a Networking event at the Business School aimed at business professionals and students debating the very topical issue of 'The Future of Leadership - is it a gender neutral utopia?'.

13 Apr 2015

New Social Progress Index unveiled

The European Commission (EC) has agreed to use the new Social Progress Index (SPI) alongside GDP to measure a country's success. This is a breakthrough for campaigners who have been seeking a more holistic approach to measuring the health of nations.

09 Apr 2015

Social Enterprise Festival 2015

The Network for Social Enterprise in Education & Health (SEEH Network) and the University of Greenwich is opening its doors for the very first Social Enterprise Festival. This week-long event is a chance to connect with and engage in meaningful discussions with people concerned about social change and helping society.

07 Apr 2015

BIG Potential: Social Investment Explained

Social Enterprise UK is hosting events about social investment to help you start your social investment journey. The events will provide information about Big Potential, a BIG Lottery Fund grant fund which will deliver approximately £20m of grant funding over 3 years to eligible VCSE organisations with the aim of improving the sustainability, capacity and scale of VCSE organisations in order that they may deliver greater social impact.

02 Apr 2015

Measuring Impact Masterclass

Economic Change is hosting a half day workshop on Monday 27 April for organisations who want to develop a framework, reporting process and system for measuring the social and economic impact of their projects.

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