iSE | GROW your Social Enterprise with Social Enterprise Drive

Social Enterprise Drive 2022 brings together social innovators and leaders to create a week of events for the social enterprise sector in Birmingham and beyond. Here are four ways social enterprises and the third sector organisations can connect their organisation to new opportunities and be more sustainable:



1.The WMCA Inclusive Growth Strategy is moving forward at pace. Ensure you’re part of the conversation, join iSE’s CEO and Chair of the Social Economy Virtual Delivery Team, Cathy Brown, in conversation with Claire Spencer, Senior Programme Manager of Inclusive Growth at WMCA. Find out how the new strategy will impact social enterprises and community businesses across the West Midlands, and how you can be part of it. BOOK 


2. Join Big Society Capital and guests for an informative online session on finance and resilience. Hear from SEUK’s Emily Darko on the State of Social Enterprise Finance in the West Midlands and explore how social investment can support the significant demand for development capital.  A stimulating event supporting your organisation to not only survive, but thrive. BOOK


3. At COPD26 social enterprise was declared “one of the tools in the toolkit” in the fight against climate change but just how much are we doing, and is it enough? Join us at the new Witton Lakes Eco Hub to discover the resources and initiatives to help the sector build a more circular, sustainable and inclusive economy. With guest speakers from the GBSLEP Low Carbon team and Witton Lakes Eco Hub. BOOK


4.Are you looking to scale your social enterprise through doing business with the public sector? Supply Change share their experience of creating impactful supply chains,  helping you to sell to the public sector and navigate the often complex procurement processes involved. BOOK


Discover more events supporting your social enterprise to thrive at Social Enterprise Drive 2022…