August DSEQ Networking Event: Greening your Social Enterprise

During yesterday’s Digbeth Social Enterprise Network meeting we had the opportunity to meet a number of new social enterprises that are beginning to lay their roots in Digbeth including Well Rooted Wholefoods based in the Birmingham Friends of the Earth Centre. We were joined by Charlotte Watkivs from Zero Waste Life. Zero Waste Life was launched as a blog in 2017 …

Digbeth Cheapside and Highgate Social Enterprise Network Meeting

Our next meeting is on Tuesday 13th December 8.30 to 10.00 am at iSE, B12 0HJ – and this is one you won’t want to miss! Not only will we be getting into the festive spirit as Christmas approaches, but we are delighted to have secured Jane Strand, an associate of The Social Value Business and director of Wild Oyster CIC, …

Celebrating Three Years of Social Enterprise Places

It was great to see so many people from around the country at Changes UK yesterday, gathered together to celebrate with SEUK the third anniversary of the introduction of the Social Enterprise Places initiative – and learn from each others experiences. We heard from Cornwall, Devon, Digbeth, Oxford and Salford about their experiences as Social Enterprise Places. Sarah Crawley and …

Introducing EVOLVE

There is an exciting initiative taking place in the heart of Digbeth, led by Aquarius, a substance misuse charity which helps to support people overcoming the harms caused by drugs, alcohol or gambling. Aquarius is taking over the former Adam and Eve pub in Bradford Street and plans to turn it into a new social enteprise – Evolve.  Evolve at …

Digbeth Cheapside and Highgate Social Enterprise Network Meeting

Book your place at our next Digbeth, Cheapside and Highgate Social Enterprise Network meeting! Tuesday 18th October 8.30 to 10.00 am at iSE, B12 0HJ. If you have been to previous meetings you will be aware of the fantastic opportunities they offer to meet likeminded entrepreneurs, put out calls for help and support or strike up new working relationships.  We are looking forward …

Highlights from the Digbeth Cheapside and Highgate Social Enterprise Network Meeting

It was a great meeting this morning, very informative and some fantastic networking with lots of new members mingling with longtime supporters. Today’s participants included: Sarah Crawley & Emma Nugent – ISE, Katie Thornley – BVSC, Sally Edwards – Spot On Marketing, Ian Mclaughlan – GBSLEP, Pat O’Neill & Paddy Benson – Pat Benson Boxing Academy, Martin Hogg – Citizen …

Digbeth Cheapside and Highgate Social Enterprise Network Meeting

Come along to our next meeting on Tuesday 9th August to find out more about supply chains and funding opportunities in relation to HS2 from the perpective of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). As always, there will be a chance to network, ask for support, promote your services, make new contacts and catch up with existing …

Highlights from the Digbeth Cheapside and Highgate Social Enterprise Network Meeting

It was great to see some new faces at our last meeting – welcome to Katie from BVSC, Ian from GBSELP, Jayne and Carrie-Ann from Archway Academy.  In attendance were representatives from: iSE, BVSC, ART Business Loans, GBSLEP, BCC, BITA Pathways, Archway Academy, and Health Exchange. We had a great presentation from James Betjemann of Birmingham City Council re: the …