iSE | Social Enterprise Drive 2021 Dates Released

Social Enterprise Drive 2021 (previously City Drive) is Birmingham’s very own festival of social enterprise. This year our online, week-long programme of events raises awareness of the organisations tackling the pressing social and environmental issues of today.

Social Enterprise Drive began as a Digbeth-based initiative eight years ago and has grown into a city-wide celebration showcasing the positive change social enterprises create through innovative approaches and transformational initiatives. To reflect our changed living and working circumstances due to COVID19, this year all our events are virtual but no less collaborative, inspiring and engaging!

Our theme for #SED2021 focusses on bringing experiences of social enterprise to the people of Birmingham and the broader West Midlands, by raising awareness and supporting businesses and residents to get involved in their Social Enterprise sector. This includes your purchasing power for good, volunteering or even starting a social business. And don’t forget our stress busting lunchtime sessions and our wonderful ‘maker’ sessions with amazing social entrepreneurs.

Our flagship conference, STRONGER TOGETHER, takes place on Thursday 22 April and will focus on growth in the social enterprise sector. It brings together new social business opportunities, insights on increasing income, profits and social value, and will give you the resources to catalyse your growth step-change.

The packed 2021 programme has come together because of the partnership of agencies and organisations concerned with growing the social enterprise sector. A big thank you to them for making SOCIAL ENTERPRISE DRIVE 2021 happen.

Sarah Crawley | CEO, iSE CIC

Our thanks | Living Well UK | GBSLEP | BSSEC | Forward Carers CIC |Actemium