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 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

Are you attending the Social Enterprise event of the year in the East of England?
Call us now on 0844 9800 760 to secure your free place.
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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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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
10 Oct 2014

The Big Lottery Fund and Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership invite you to a joint event on the European Social Fund for the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Sector in Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire has been allocated around £30 million from the European Social Fund (2014-2020), 20% of this will be spent on ‘social inclusion’ type projects. This event will let you know how you can get involved.

10 Oct 2014

Community Enterprise Checker

Community Enterprise Checker is a new online tool to support the establishment and/or running of a community enterprise.

07 Oct 2014

Vacancy: ERDF Enterprise Adviser

CONTRACT: Fixed term; 2 days per week, initially for 2 months commencing October 2014

30 Sep 2014

Finance for Social Enterprise Growth Conference

Held in London on 4th November 2014, this one-day seminar focuses on the needs and interests of established social businesses seeking finance on acceptable terms to grow their operations and impact.

30 Sep 2014

New straight forward health and safety guidance published for employers

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has recently published new straightforward guidance which will help employers to comply with health and safety laws.

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