iSE | Best of Solihull Community Market

Touchwood Shopping Centre in Solihull became a hubbub of social enterprise activity as part of Social Enterprise Drive 2022.

Touchwood Solihull is a shopping and entertainment complex in Solihull featuring more than 80 stores – including John Lewis. For one day in June, iSE invited our social enterprise community to exhibit from this prime shopping spot, supporting social enterprises to raise awareness of their services and amplifying the #ShopforChange and #BuySocial message across the West Midlands.

Here are our a few of our event highlights…

The busy Touchwood Solihull provided the perfect platform to share the Buy Social message.

The Touchwood takeover saw a number of social enterprise and third sector exhibitors showcasing their businesses, from mental health to the arts, travel, leisure and support services.

Our stall holders Art at the Heart CIC did a fantastic job of sharing their social mission with visitors.

Go Girl Birmingham were on hand to talk about their youth mentoring services.

Gateway Family Services giving Costa customers ways to become more active and healthy.

Buy Social and reduce waste with Changes UK who have retail units in Solihull. 

The Bugs Group winding down after a busy morning meeting new customers.

Super Personalised Books sharing their free workshops to encourage children to write.

Youth engagement specialists Urban Heard were with us sharing their services for young people.

Teresa Farrell of Push On Wellbeing (POW) was with us to promote Lily’s Tea Parlour, supporting people with diabetes and weight loss in Chelmsley Wood.

Thank you for having us Touchwood Solihull. If you would like to find out how you can Buy Social and Shop for Change, get in touch with iSE.