April 27th, 2016 – Let’s Celebrate



Our next Social Enterprise Network will be a celebration.  As a sector, and as individuals, we have a lot to shout about and celebrate so join us and share your milestones and accomplishments.  5pm to 7pm – Register now



March 23rd, 2016

The workshop for March was a Website & Digital Discovery Workshop. A hands On exploration of your free digital options.


“Digital Options” –  “Digital Tools for Productivity and Collaboration”.

Find out more about the workshop here :  https://youtu.be/v47zG25cgMo


February 17th, 2016

We were delighted to be joined by Helen Barlow who ran a Brand Discovery Session.

“Absolutely fantastic, flexible to accommodate our ideas / needs but structured enough to teach us something new”

Helen is a graphic designer and ethical warrior. Helen shared her experience of working with charities, businesses and social enterprises to improve their visual communications. Our participants found out what are the key factors to help you stand out from the crowd?

Helen’s aim is to connect businesses with the fair trade business model, and it’s producers… to propel ethical in to the mainstream and prove that ethical works!



February 10th, 2016


Approved Provider of Big Potential and Big Potential Advanced

As a Provider for Big Potential and Big Potential Advanced, Social Enterprise Acumen hosted  Masterclass / information sharing day on February 10th.

October 28, 2015

Newcastle Race Course was the venue for the first ever North East Social Enterprise Festival. The Festival was a celebration of the breadth and growth of this sector.

Every activity, product and service available was provided by a Social Enterprise. Even the fantastic logo was the result of the wonderfully creative team at Alpha Communications, a worker’s cooperative and a social enterprise.

The event was made possible through the coordinated efforts of Social Enterprise Acumen CIC, Keepmoat, Your Homes Newcastle, UNW and Virgin Money amongst others. The Festival had numerous displays of the benefits of collaborative efforts and a fantastic array of creative ways to combat social problems.  Puppets, robots, stilt walkers, drummers, artists, IT geeks, bakers and business skills were all being displayed. The Festival provided a platform for social entrepreneurs to demonstrate the tools they use to fulfil their desires to make their community better.

Next year the event will be bigger and better………….Messages from Exhibitors

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