SED22 Special

iSE CIC: SED22 Special

Birmingham’s biggest festival showcasing social enterprise is coming 6th-10th of June and you can be part of it!

Join Social Enterprise Drive to START a social enterprise, SCALE your business and CONNECT with social entrepreneurs and innovators. With social enterprise experiences, £500+ of funding up for grabs, networking and talks, have a look below at the events coming up in a packed, varied week of events.

Here are your top picks for #SED22…


WiSE Brum

WISEBRUM Does Social Enterprise Drive! | 11.00 – 14.30 

An exciting network for ALL women working and volunteering in the Social Economy in BRUM and its surrounding areas. Share stories and support each other. With guest speaker Melody Hossaini.

BOOK YOUR TICKETiCentrum, Holt St, Birmingham B7 4BP

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Eco Brunch

Eco Brunch in the Social Enterprise City | 10.00-12.00

Discover the new Eco Hub at Witton Lakes and connect, network and explore how we can co-create a greener social economy. With speakers from GBSLEP low carbon team.

BOOK YOUR TICKETSWitton Lakes Eco-Hub, Gipsy Lane Birmingham B23 7XX

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Solihull Social Enterprise Marketplace | 10.00-15.30

A fantastic opportunity to do business for good at Solihull’s Touchwood centre! Let’s showcase all that is great in the social enterprise sector. Open to all social enterprises in the GBSLEP area.

click here to book your exhibition space  | Touchwood Studio, Homer Rd, Solihull B91 3GJ


Digbeth Graffi-TEA Tour | 12.00-15.00

Discover the artists and organisations bringing colour to Brum on this guided street art tour. Find out how social enterprises are using street art to divert young people from crime.  Finishing at Grand Union’s Teas of Resistance for an ethical brew.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS | Meet at, Shop 15, The Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B9 4AA


The Social Enterprise Start-Up Talks | 18.00-20.00

What is life really like as a social entrepreneur? Overcome start-up challenges in this lively and informative session led by experts by experience. 

BOOK YOUR TICKETS | Evolve Café, 201 Bradford St, Birmingham B12 0JD

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Invest Survive Thrive

INVEST: THRIVE & SURVIVE in the West Midlands (Online) | 10.00 – 11.30 

A stimulating event supporting your organisation to navigate social investment – and thrive. Debunk the myths around accessing finance. With speakers from Big Society CapitalSocial Investment BusinessKey Fund and SEUK. Not to be missed.


Inclusive Growth

Inclusive Growth Strategy for the West Midlands (Online) | 13.30-14.30

Join iSE’s CEO and Chair of the Social Economy Virtual Delivery Team, Cathy Brown, in conversation with the WMCA team to explore what the new WMCA strategy means for social enterprises and community businesses across the West Midlands.


Pitch Social

£500+ Pitch Social: Microfund, Connect & Collaborate | 18.00- 20.00 

Could you use £500+ to create social change? Kick-start a project, connect with fellow social entrepreneurs and discover inspiring Brum-based initiatives.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS | The Exchange, 3 Centenary Square, B1 2DR

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Wellness Fest

Wellness Fest: Health & Wellbeing Marketplace | 10.30-13.30

Our first ever Wellness Fest connects the people of Birmingham with the social enterprises that keep our communities healthy. Interactive demos, mindful activities and more.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS | Soho House, Soho Ave, Birmingham B18 5LB

For exhibition space email

Wrap Party

Festival Wrap Party with Hip Hop Heals | 16.00-19.00 

Grab some soul food and connect with likeminded folk doing their bit to make the world a better place. Food by Karma Eats in support of homeless charities.

BOOK YOUR TICKET | Upstairs at The Good Intent, 32-33 Great Western Arcade, Birmingham B2 5HU

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Download your full Social Enterprise Drive festival programme here

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BSSEC CIC is a proud supporter for this important annual showcase of the thriving social enterprise sector across Birmingham, a Social Enterprise City, and who are changing lives, delivering social impact and contributing to the West Midlands social economy. 

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