Starting or growing
a social enterprise?

Call our free-to-access support service on 0844 9800 760.

(Lines open Mon - Fri 8.30am - 5.30pm excluding bank holidays)

Enterprise support
Helping your enterprise succeed

Our national, free-to-access service provides the support you need to help your enterprise develop and thrive.

Find out more about our enterprise support.

Partnership working
Working with you, wherever you are

At Inspire2Enterprise we work to create profitable partnerships that deliver social value.

Find out more about partnership working.

Learning and skills
Expert help, advice and support

Engaging and relevant training, helping you fill skills gaps and build your business knowledge.

Find out more about learning and skills.

Inspire2Enterprise is a University of Northampton service delivered in collaboration with Exemplas, providing a unique free-to-access social enterprise support, information and advice service - from start-up through to initial growth and beyond.

The Inspire2Enterprise service is delivered by qualified advisers and specialists, by phone, email or online via webcam, enabling immediate access to the support you need.

The Inspire2Enterprise service is available to potential and existing social enterprises, public sector bodies considering social enterprise 'spin-outs', third sector organisations looking to trade by way of social enterprise and corporate organisations seeking to create further social value through corporate social responsibility (CSR) .

Find out more about us

The Social Enterprise Support Service

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Who we work with

Inspire2Enterprise has worked with the following organisations:

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What our customers say

"Inspire2Enterprise has been unbelievably helpful in offering advice on the legal constitution of our company and I cannot say enough good things about the service that they offer."
Dan Sofer, Director, Founders & Coders CIC

"Inspire2Enterprise has been instrumental in supporting us to register as a CIO and I honestly don’t think we’d have had the confidence to do it without their continued support."
Jamie Stevens, Pushing Change

Latest news
20 Jun 2016

Is your social enterprise leading the field?

Social Enterprise UK has launched their Social Enterprise Awards 2016. They recognise organisations for their business excellence, contribution to society and achievements of those working at the heart of the social enterprise sector. Deadline for entries is 8th July.

14 Jun 2016

Deadline extended for 10,000 Small Businesses programme

Due to a high level of interest, the application deadline for Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme has been extended to Thursday 30th June.

06 Jun 2016

Opening up opportunities: Inspire2Enterprise helps Pushing Change become a CIO

Inspire2Enterprise Adviser Myles Cooper helped Pushing Change decide which legal structure to adopt and the funding opportunities available to support their plans of becoming a training provider.

31 May 2016

Are you one of Europe's leading sustainable start-ups?

The Green Alley Award is Europe's first start-up competition focused on the circular economy. If you have a great green idea, new service, product or technology that can turn waste into a resource, enter today. The deadline for entries is 27th July.

16 May 2016

New flagship community programme launched

Santander UK has launched “Discovery Grants” via The Discovery Foundation (formerly known as The Santander Foundation). These are grants of up to £5,000 to fund local projects helping disadvantaged people. UK Registered Charities, CICs and Credit Unions are eligible to apply.

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