Get behind the “City Drive” to promote the social enterprise sector in Birmingham


iSE and the Digbeth Social Enterprise Quarter have just posted more news about the forthcoming “City Drive” events over on the DSEQ website. Read more here, including an outline of events.

City Drive is about raising the profile of social enterprise across Birmingham and getting everyone shopping for change or buying for good. Digbeth Social Enterprise Quarter is planning to host a week of events to showcase the work the sector is doing, from Monday to Friday the 20th-24th April 2015 inclusive.

Local MPs and Councillors, companies, citizens and students, public sector organisations as well as the charity, voluntary and social enterprise sector will be invited to attend marketplaces and seminars, walks and talks to see and hear about the diverse enterprises engaged in tackling social issues by doing business in a different way.

If you’ve got ideas about how you can support, host, sponsor or arrange an event to take place on one of the City Drive days, Marija at iSE wants to hear from you.

Check the information on the DSEQ website and then email Marija or call her on 0121 771 1411.

And don’t forget this post, also about City Drive, inviting SEs to put themselves forward to be considered as “City Drive” case studies. That offer is still open, but a big thank you to the almost forty SEs that have already put themselves forward so far. If you would like your business to feature as a case study in theCity Drive book please email Marija or call her on 0121 771 1411 by Feb 25th 2015.

You can read more about Social Enterprise Places and the role of city and town drives over on the SEUK mini-site.

Birmingham UK. Freelance research, evaluation and policy consultant specialising in social enterprise and the third sector. I maintain the BSSEC blog and website

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