iSE | Four Ways to Connect & Collaborate at Social Enterprise Drive 2021

Social Enterprise Drive 2021 is Birmingham’s biggest and best celebration of social enterprise, showcasing business for good in our city.


This year we’re bringing you opportunity to connect and collaborate, supporting you to spring back to business as we rebuild.

After a year of working in new ways, reuniting the sector is vital as we emerge from lockdown and look towards new opportunities.

Whilst we can’t yet open our physical space during Social Enterprise Drive week, we’ve created virtual platforms and venues to support social enterprises old and new to connect, reach out and do business.


Here are four ways you can connect with the sector during Social Enterprise Drive 2021:

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1) For a solid session of networking, Meet People & Do Business provides a virtual venue opening doors to new business.

2) Explore new markets and opportunities by connecting with Living Well UK, the city’s largest consortium of social enterprise providers.

3) Join members of Forward Carers CIC, to hear about their experience of consortium working. Discover how the consortium achieved its first contract and grew to be a multimillion pound business making a real difference.

4) Enjoy discovering new ideas emerging from Birmingham’s communities at our Pitch Up event. Listen in and vote for your favourite. Network following the session with pitchees and audience members.


Visit our website for more, use the Eventbrite page for bookings and download our interactive festival programme for the full low-down on the week’s events.