We support and advise existing and would-be social entrepreneurs looking to develop their concept or grow their business

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


Social Entrepreneurs network

Whether you are an experienced social entrepreneur, an enthusiastic start-up, or simply have a fantastic idea for the next great social enterprise, we would love to see you at our Social Entrepreneurs Network. This is a free event for social entrepreneurs to share and celebrate their achievements, success and progress. An opportunity to learn from fellow entrepreneurs enthusiasm, innovation and advice for both start up and existing social enterprises.


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.

Durham Works

Durham SEA Stars, as part of the DurhamWorks Programme is for unemployed 16-24 year olds in Durham. Every Friday is Fun Friday where you can enjoy an afternoon of working with social enterprises to develop your creative thinking and problem solving techniques through fun activities and team building exercises. You will get the opportunity to connect with like minded people, while working through ways in which you can create positive results in your local community … followed by pizza.

North East Social Enterprise Festival

Social Enterprise Acumen CIC arranged the inaugural North East Social Enterprise Festival in 2015 and are currently taking a lead role in bring the North East Social Enterprise Festival to The Sage, Gateshead on October 29th, 2016. Be part of a movement challenging the way in which we buy our goods and services.