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) .

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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
22 Jan 2015

Subsidised student internships available with Santander

The University of Northampton is once again working in partnership with Santander to offer small and medium sized enterprises the opportunity to host a student or recent graduate intern through a subsidised scheme.

13 Jan 2015

University of Northampton Social Market

The University of Northampton will be running a Social Market as part of the “List It Live It” week (in conjunction with National Student Volunteering Week). The market will take place on Friday 27th February in the Student Union on Park Campus. There are a limited number of stalls available for social enterprises to sell their products and/or services at a charge of £10 per stall.

07 Jan 2015

Fully-funded training for the VCSE sector

Are you a leader or senior manager in a South East Midlands-based VCSE that employs fewer than 250 staff? Are you looking to develop the needs of your VCSE? This programme aims to address the issues that currently hinder growth over four one-day workshops.

07 Jan 2015

Plan for your best year yet

Did time get the better of you at the end of 2014? Don’t let it happen again this year. Get 2015 off to the best possible start by following a few simple steps to help you get the most out of this year.

07 Jan 2015

Raising Finance and Capital for your Social Enterprise

Do you want to raise capital for your social enterprise? If your answer is yes, then the I3 Centre would like to invite you to a free 1 day creative and practical workshop run by experienced social entrepreneurs for social entrepreneurs.

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