Social Enterprise Advice and Support

Social Enterprise Acumen CIC provides support to existing and start-up social enterprises and inspires individuals and organisations across the UK and overseas.

Services include:

  • practical resources
  • workshops
  • coaching
  • consultancy
  • research
  • inspirational talks


North East Community Business Club

The North East Community Business Club is a Network for local community businesses to share experience, knowledge and support each other to tackle difficult issues by exploring enterprising ways of working. It aims to be a way of inspiring individuals and community groups to start their own enterprise or to take the next step in terms of trading or social investment. Membership is free to join us at a meeting in your area.


Social Enterprise Acumen CIC is able to provide support and access to investment opportunities.  We are a Big Potential Provider, contact us for more information or check your eligibility.

Social Enterprise Start up Masterclass

Your opportunity to learn from an expert about what is important to think about and do when you start a social enterprise. The session will include a presentation and hand outs as well as an hour for questions and answers. There will be no more than ten people in a session so you will have plenty of time for your questions to be answered. 

1-2-1 Social Enterprise Coaching Session with Kate Welch

Book in for a 40 minute session with Kate Welch to discuss your social enterprise.

North East Social Enterprise Festival

Social Enterprise Acumen CIC takes a lead role in the organisation of the North East Social Enterprise Festival.