iSE CIC | Celebrating 20 SocEnt Years

June is a hugely important month for iSE CIC as we registered as a Community Interest Company… and 6th June 2020 sees Sarah and the team celebrate 20 years as a social enterprise.

As you can imagine, it’s been a journey!

Joint Founder and current CEO, Sarah Crawley, has led iSE CIC through multiple periods of change, both good and challenging, and iSE is rightly recognised as one of the most sustainable social enterprises in the UK operating in a challenging market place as a local and regional social enterprise development agency. Throughout June, iSE will be sharing highlights from the last 20 years so please feel free to enjoy some quick reads, news and messages here on our website.

This is our way of not only sharing our story but thanking all those amazing entrepreneurs, supporters and #socent friends who have been, and still are, part of our sustainability and success. Real achievement is always a collaboration of great people willing to share ideas, passion and knowledge – it’s definitely a ‘team game’!

Sarah Crawley says, “Initiative for Social Entrepreneurs CIC to use our registration name, or iSE as you know it, makes me hugely proud. To have sustained through 20 years feels to me like a massive achievement but the staff and our Board (most of whom have remained with us on this journey) have been integral to our success and sustainability. Over the years we have flexed and changed to continue to meet the needs of trading social businesses, this has enabled us to focus especially on supporting economically marginalised groups and the development of the trading environment for social enterprises. Partnership and relationships are at the heart of everything we do, we recognise when we don’t have the skills but others do, so thank you for all the support and commitment from everyone who works in iSE and who we work with for the past 20 years!”

Our Social Impact and social enterprise 20th celebrations

iSE 20th Anniversary VIDEO RELEASE POSTER 2020 iSE 20 Anniversary TESTIMONIAL POSTER 2020 iSE Social Value POSTER 2018 to 2019


Slide1Please take a moment and enjoy watching our ’20 YEARS A CIC’ video as our way of thanking all the supporters, partners, stakeholders and entrepreneurs who have, and are still, part of our 20 year journey.

iSE WiSE Wednesday LEADERSHIP ADVERSITY 100620 borderWe were delighted that Sarah was our expert speaker for #WiSEWednesday webinar as we talked about all things LEADERSHIP, ADVERSITY & SUSTAINABILITY…

View Sarah Crawley‘s #WiSEWednesday webinar HERE.