Social Enterprise Places

What is a Social Enterprise Place?

The Social Enterprise Places Programme is led by Social Enterprise UK, supported by NatWest. It recognises hotspots of social enterprise activity. Registered Places have been supported to reach out to and involve local councils, businesses, charities, consumers and budding social entrepreneurs – bringing them together to grow their social enterprise communities. The programme aims to promote, raise awareness, and build the markets for social enterprise at a local and national level.


Why Birmingham?

Birmingham has the largest contingent of social enterprises outside of London. Social enterprises are catalysing real change in communities and neighbourhoods and we have seen a rise in social enterprise tourism from towns and cities looking to localities like Digbeth with its inspirational and transformational initiatives. Birmingham, like so many cities, faces multiple challenges from high levels of child poverty and youth unemployment to rising homelessness. Despite this, it is a city full of optimism and hope with a thriving social enterprise community dedicated to tackling these issues head on. Birmingham is showing us what the future of business can look like and we encourage other towns, cities and counties across the country to follow its example.


Have Your Say

This is your space! We want to hear your ideas on what you want your social enterprise city to look like. We want to know your priorities, needs, and how we can make the most of this opportunity for the organisations working here.

Useful Documents

Birmingham Social Enterprise City Action Plan