NBSEN was officially launched two years ago at the first City Drive and has been growing from strength to strength ever since. A wide variety of social enterprises in the North Birmingham area now regularly take advantage of the knowledge sharing and networking opportunities on offer through our meetings.
This successful model for forming new networks for social enterprise development will reach its newest phase of expansion during City Drive week with the launch of The Soho Network across West Birmingham and Smethwick.
In recent months, we have had speakers at the network meetings covering topics from social value to social media, green energy and bid writing, and attendees regularly report the benefits of meeting like-minded businesses in a supportive environment.
The NBSEN Bus Tour follows on from a successful model iSE has championed in our native Digbeth, visiting sites in the locality to promote the amazing work going on in the social enterprise community to interested parties, be they fellow social entrepreneurs, local politicians, students or just individuals with an interest in being inspired by seeing social enterprise in action.
The Bus SE tour is starting at iSE’s office in Digbeth on Wednesday 5th April 2017, 11.00am, and will be visiting three of the gems of the North Birmingham network, including Upcycle CIC, Roots to Fruit and the YMCA Birmingham facility at The Orchard.
The opportunity to hear these social enterprises’ great stories, as well as seeing their operations up close is a fantastic insight into the work of our sector, and one that anyone keen to learn more about how different social enterprises operate should not miss out on.
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