Social Enterprise Drive 2022 | 6-10 June | Various events

Take part in Birmingham’s only festival of social enterprise with a dynamic week of events involving business for good.

Booking details for events are below, please book all events directly using these links rather than the register button. Hope to see you there!



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. More details coming soon…

With special thanks to Gowling WLG for kindly supporting this event.

11.30 – 14.00  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 SOON

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

iCentrum, Holt St, Birmingham B7 4BP


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. | BOOK YOUR TICKETS


10am-11.30am Eco Brunch in the Social Enterprise City

Meet social entrepreneurs with an interest in building more sustainable futures. With speakers and special guests talking all things green in the city.

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

 Booking Opening Shortly



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

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


TBC Buy Social / Shop for Change (Online)

An online Social Procurement overview in partnership with SupplyChange

Full details coming soon.

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

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


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 Claire Spencer, the WMCA’s senior policy advisor on inclusive growth, to explore how the new WMCA strategy will impact social enterprises and community businesses across the West Midlands. | BOOK YOUR TICKETS

With special thanks to WMCA for supporting this event.

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.

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.



TBC  Innovations in Health & Social Care

A panel event delivered through the Living Well Consortium focussed on NHS commissioning updates and innovation. | BOOK YOUR TICKET SOON.


11am-12pm  Network with Coventry & Warwickshire CDA (Online)

Especially for Coventry & Warwickshire, come and hear social entrepreneurs talking about their experiences with opportunity to network and connect. | BOOK YOUR TICKET SOON


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

10.30am-12.30pm Wellness Fest: Health & Wellbeing Marketplace

Our first ever Wellness Fest connects the people of Birmingham and beyond with the social enterprises keeping communities active. Interactive demos, mindful activities and more. | To book a stall or attend email

Venue TBC

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!