Elizabeth Forrester

Elizabeth is Social Enterprise Consultant at iSE. She has helped to start-up social enterprises working across health and social care, community development, fair-trade, employment and training, the arts and the environment. Elizabeth has also been responsible for managing several of iSE’s European-funded projects to support growth and development of the sector, and frequently delivers workshops around key sector issues.

During her time at iSE, Elizabeth has developed an interest in developing projects focused on increasing female entrepreneurship, and she was part of the team tasked with developing women-focussed business support services at iSE’s now specialist Women’s Enterprise Hub (WEH) in Sparkbrook.

Other roles include supporting iSE’s campaigns to raise the profile of social enterprise locally and nationally, such as CITYDRIVE, generating and delivering research and consultancy services including business planning and feasibility, fundraising and bid-writing, project development and contract management. Elizabeth has also contributed to the publication of a toolkit for the former Office of the Third Sector.

Elizabeth is a SFEDI qualified Social Enterprise Business Advisor and is an active volunteer with a number of community projects.

Specialist Areas

– Community outreach
– Women and enterprise
– Social enterprise start-up and development
– Consultancy – Business planning, feasibility studies
– Tailored training
– Consortia devSEWM SE Awards WINNER SE Professional Logo 2014elopment