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.

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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 CIC 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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IMPACT conference 2014

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Who we work with

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The Inspire2Enterprise blog

Getting ready for the New Year

Your thoughts may well be focused on Christmas, but now is the time to also be thinking about the New Year, and ensuring you have a strong plan in place for 2014 is essential. 

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Latest news
29 Aug 2014

Serco Call for Expressions of Interest – Round 3 Provision for the National Offender Management Service European Social Fund 2014-2020 Programme

The National Offender Management Service (NOMS) has just released its Invitation to Tender (ITT) to procure Round 3 Provision for the European Social Fund (ESF) 2014-2020 Programme. As a successful provider of rehabilitation services to offenders and ex-offenders, Serco is planning to tender for this opportunity.

18 Aug 2014

14 ways to speak like a leader

Dr. Albert Mehrabian, professor emeritus at Stanford, known for his pioneering work in the field of nonverbal communication, conducted a study which showed that 55 percent of the impact of what we say comes from our body language and other visual cues, 38 percent from the way we sound, and 7 percent of the meaning comes from our words.

15 Aug 2014

RBS SE100 announces two new awards for social enterprises

Now in its 5th year, the RBS SE100 Index, the leading market intelligence tool for social ventures, is pleased to announce two new awards for 2014

15 Aug 2014

Do you have an idea that could tackle crime prevention problems in new innovative ways?

The Office for Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner in partnership with the University of Northampton is offering the opportunity for individuals or companies with brilliant ideas to grow and increase the delivery potential of their social venture through its Social Venture Builder programme.

13 Aug 2014

Governance for Social Enterprise Growth

This seminar is aimed at established social enterprises trading in public sector markets considering different approaches to growth. It is being held in London on 18th September 2014.

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