Social Enterprise Drive

Social Enterprise Drive (formally known as CITYDRIVE) takes place every year, and is now into its eighth year.

Social Enterprise Drive is our week of showcasing the amazing social enterprises we have across Birmingham, whether it’s awareness raising, opening up market opportunities or promoting volunteering, work experience and employment within the sector.


Social Enterprise Drive is one of our favourite events across the busy iSE calendar – dedicated to promoting Birmingham’s thriving social enterprise sector from pop-up shops, marketplaces, talks, masterclasses, demos and debates.

Expect a diverse programme of activity taking place cross the city – anything is considered!



Calls to Action

CITYDRIVE is built around five ‘calls to action’ designed to raise awareness and showcase social enterprise in Birmingham. These are:

Start a social enterprise

Work for a social enterprise

Volunteer for a social enterprise

Invest in a social enterprise

Buy from a social enterprise


Check out what we did for our CITYDRIVE back in 2019:

CITYDRIVE 2019 took place 8th-15th April and was one of our most ambitious programmes to date. Our main focus was on bringing social enterprise to the people of Birmingham, raising awareness of the sector and supporting residents to engage with the social economy to support the growth of Birmingham as a Social Enterprise City.

Download the full 2019 programme here

View our CITYDRIVE 2019 films here 

See our CITYDRIVE 2019 highlights here

download the 2018 programme here



Get involved!

 iSE facilitates the week but it’s all about you, your activity and your enterprise – we just want to help showcase your work! If you have an idea for an activity or event for CITYDRIVE 2020 – let us know!

Sponsor an Event

To give you the best promotional opportunity, iSE has a range of sponsorship packages available whether you’re a social enterprise, a public sector organisation or a socially responsible private company looking to engage with the sector. Get in touch about CITYDRIVE 2022!

Please email Elizabeth Forrester or call 0121 771 1411 for a chat about how we can work together to make CITYDRIVE 2022 the best yet!