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 University of Northampton service delivered in collaboration with 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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What our customers say

"Inspire2Enterprise has been unbelievably helpful in offering advice on the legal constitution of our company and I cannot say enough good things about the service that they offer."
Dan Sofer, Director, Founders & Coders CIC

"Inspire2Enterprise has been instrumental in supporting us to register as a CIO and I honestly don’t think we’d have had the confidence to do it without their continued support."
Jamie Stevens, Pushing Change

Latest news
26 Apr 2016

Developing strategies for social investment

The government has published strategies to develop the social investment market in the UK and overseas.

22 Apr 2016

Online registration service for charities

The Charity Commission has launched a new online registration service to make it easier and quicker for charities to register. They can also check if their proposed name already exists.

19 Apr 2016

£1m programme to support co-operatives

Co-operatives UK has launched a new programme, “The Hive”, to support co-operatives and community businesses to start up and grow through advice, mentoring and skills training.

15 Apr 2016

Incubator programme for growing social ventures

Social Incubator East’s 12-month programme provides tailored support to help social ventures grow, find customers and investment. Apply by Friday 20th May for their June 2016 intake.

21 Mar 2016

Demystifying the financial landscape for VCSEs

Big Society Capital has recently launched a new project, “Good Finance”, to make it easier for VCSEs to make informed decisions about HOW and WHEN to use finance and investment.

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Latest videos

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