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
21 Aug 2015

What will you be doing for this year's Social Saturday?

Building on the success of last year's inaugural Social Saturday, this year's event, on 10th October, is anticipated to be even bigger and better. The event aims to raise awareness of how easy it is to support businesses that trade quality items and services and invest profits in projects supporting the local community, international development, the environment, charities and a wealth of other progressive schemes.

20 Aug 2015

Social investment available in Somerset

Somerset Community Foundation would like to hear from you if you are running or thinking about setting up a social enterprise in Somerset. The Foundation is keen to invest where their funding can help a local social enterprise get off the ground, grow and succeed.

17 Aug 2015

Charities may be in breach of privacy regulations

Charities which make calls to existing donors that are registered with the Telephone Preference Service could be in breach of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations, unless the donor has consented to receive these calls.

10 Aug 2015

Inspire2Enterprise helps Thames Baths take the plunge to become a CIC

Thames Baths’s vision is to reintroduce swimming in the River Thames. Specialist Adviser’s at Inspire2Enterprise, Andrew Cook and Myles Cooper helped this unique social enterprise establish itself as a CIC.

05 Aug 2015

Innovation Centre opens up in Northampton

The leading university for social enterprise, the University of Northampton, has officially opened its Innovation Centre this month. The £8.5 million building is the first new building to be opened within the Northampton Enterprise Zone.

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