New women’s enterprise hub for Birmingham




iSE has been awarded a contract from Birmingham City Council to develop and run a new Women’s Enterprise Hub for Birmingham.

The initiative is supported by the European Regional Development Fund and the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP Growing Places Fund.

The plan is to refurbish a part of the existing Southside Business Centre in Ladypool Road, Sparkbrook, and create a space that will be staffed by women to help women in setting up and growing both commercial and social enterprises.

The refurbishment work is due to take six months, but in the meantime the Hub is opening its doors in a virtual sense.

With immediate effect, women can access a variety of tailored support services by contacting the new Women & Enterprise helpline on 0121 663 1711 to start building the confidence and skills they need to succeed in business.

When it opens in Summer 2015, the physical Hub will also offer office space, hot desks, meeting and training rooms. You can register an interest in using these facilities in advance by ringing the helpline.

You can follow the progress of the Hub’s development and find out more about Women & Enterprise here.

Read the full press release.

Sarah Crawley and Marija Sakalauskaite from ISE at the new premises

Sarah Crawley and Marija Sakalauskaite from ISEat the new premises

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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