Social Enterprise Drive | A Packed Week of Events 6-10th June

Welcome to Social Enterprise Drive 2022, a dynamic week of events shining a spotlight on the organisations using business as a force for change.

This year our programme highlights the resilience of social enterprises in Birmingham and beyond, celebrating the collective spirit, innovation and strength of the sector over a challenging year. 

Whether you’re a social entrepreneur, business or resident you can connect with social enterprises at what we hope is a creative and vibrant week.

Download your Social Enterprise Drive programme here

#SED2022 has 5 key calls to action that run throughout the weeks agenda…

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10.00am  Welcome to Social Enterprise Drive 2022 and the launch of SE TV

Welcome to the launch of SE TV, an innovative new approach showcasing social enterprise success and promoting the co-working vital to create real impact in local communities.

Join us online for your welcome to Social Enterprise Drive 2022 and the launch of Social Enterprise TV with Cathy Brown (CEO, iSE CIC) | Join Zoom here at 10am

Photography Exhibition: Social Enterprise Resilience

A bold exhibition of social impact, giving social enterprises visibility and a platform to tell their story.

With special thanks to Gowling WLG for supporting this event.

11.00 – 14.30  WISEBRUM Does Social Enterprise Drive!

An exciting network for ALL women working and volunteering in the Social Economy in BRUM and its surrounding areas.  Share stories and support each other. | BOOK YOUR TICKETS

iCentrum, Holt St, Birmingham B7 4BP

With special thanks to Gowling WLG and The Growth Hub for supporting this event.



10am-12pm Eco Brunch in the Social Enterprise City

Discover the new Eco Hub at Witton Lakes and connect, network and explore how we can co-create a greener social economy. BOOK YOUR TICKETS

Witton Lakes Eco-Hub, Gipsy Lane Birmingham B23 7XX

With special thanks to The GBSLEP Growth Hub & The North Birmingham Economic Recovery Group for supporting this event.

2pm-4pm Start-Up-Cycle (Online Event)

An expert panel share their experiences of running sustainable, ethical businesses balancing growth with accountability to our planet. Get tips to start your own eco business or project. | BOOK YOUR TICKETS




10am -12.30pm and 1pm-3.30pm Solihull Social Enterprise Marketplace

A fantastic opportunity to do business for good at Solihull’s Touchwood centre! Let’s showcase all that is great in the social enterprise sector. Open to all social enterprises in the GBSLEP area.

 This event is kindly supported by the GBSLEP Growth Hubclick here to book your exhibition space

Touchwood Studio, Homer Rd, Solihull B91 3GJ

10am-11am How to Sell to the Public Sector with Supply Change (online)

An informative session helping social enterprises to learn more about selling to the public sector and navigating the procurement process  BOOK YOUR TICKET

Hosted by Supply Change

11am-2pm Summer Social Fair at the Women’s Enterprise & Community Hub

Celebrate the summer with delicious food, family crafts, stalls and wellbeing activities. Support women in business! No booking needed, just drop in.

Women’s Enterprise & Community Hub, 249a Ladypool Road, Sparkbrook, B12 8LF

12pm-3pm Digbeth Graffi-TEA Tour [Streets of Colour / Teas of Resistance]

Mindless vandalism or the most exciting art form on the planet? Discover the artists and experimental organisations bringing colour to Brum. Finishing at Grand Union’s Teas of Resistance for an ethical brew. | BOOK YOUR TICKETS

Meet at, Shop 15, The Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B9 4AA

12.30 – 3pm The Pump Creative Spaces Open House Lunch

Discover The Pump’s suite of Creative Spaces for young people including Makerspace with 3D printer and Tshirt press. Free lunch provided to all registered attendees. | Email to book

Hosted by The Pump, 286 Kitt’s Green Rd, Birmingham B33 9SB

6- 8pm The Social Enterprise Start-Up Talks

What is life really like as a social entrepreneur? Overcome start-up challenges in this lively and informative session led by experts by experience.  | BOOK YOUR TICKETS

Evolve Café, 201 Bradford St, Birmingham B12 0JD



10.00am – 11.30am  INVEST: THRIVE & SURVIVE in the West Midlands (Online)

A stimulating event supporting your organisation to navigate social investment – and thrive. Debunk the myths around accessing finance. Not to be missed. | BOOK YOUR TICKETS

Supported by Big Society Capital with speakers from Big Society Capital, Social Investment Business, Key Fund and SEUK.

1.30-2.30pm  Inclusive Growth Strategy for the West Midlands (Online)

Join iSE’s CEO and Chair of the Social Economy Virtual Delivery Team, Cathy Brown, in conversation with team members to explore how the new strategy will impact social enterprises and community businesses across the West Midlands. | BOOK YOUR TICKETS

With special thanks to WMCA for supporting this event.

6pm- 8pm Pitch Social: Microfund, Connect & Collaborate

Could you use £500 to create social change? Kick-start a project, connect with fellow social entrepreneurs and discover inspiring Brum-based initiatives. | BOOK YOUR TICKETS

The Exchange, 3 Centenary Square, B1 2DR

With special thanks to The University of Birmingham, Gowling WLG and the School for Social Entrepreneurs for supporting this event.



10.30am-1.30pm Wellness Fest: Health & Wellbeing Marketplace

Our first ever Wellness Fest connects the people of Birmingham with the social enterprises that keep our communities healthy. Interactive demos, mindful activities and more. | BOOK YOUR TICKETS  To exhibit email

Soho House, Soho Ave, Birmingham B18 5LB

With special thanks to Birmingham Museums for supporting this event.

11am-12pm CWCDA Online Networking Event: Introducing Coventry’s Social Enterprise City (Online)

Meet social enterprises from the Social Enterprise City of Coventry – and across the Warwickshire region. Learn more about social enterprises and not-for-profit organisations why we should support them.| BOOK YOUR TICKETS

Hosted by CWCDA

11am-2pm Axe Throwing & Archery with Primal Mastery / Trade a Blade CIC

Learn a new skill in the heart of the Digbeth Social Enterprise Quarter! Try your hand at axe throwing and archery and support a social enterprise helping young people to make better life choices. BOOK YOUR TICKET

4pm-7pm  Festival Wrap Party with Hip Hop Heals

Grab some soul food and connect with likeminded folk doing their bit to make the world a better place. Food by Karma Eats in support of homeless charities. | BOOK YOUR TICKET

Upstairs at The Good Intent, 32-33 Great Western Arcade, Birmingham B2 5HU

With special thanks to The Good Intent for supporting this event.

Please note that events are subject to change without prior notice so please keep watching this page!