Training and events

Take a look at our training workshops and other useful events below.

Social enterprise start-up surgery - Bristol

Wednesday 15th Feb at 12:00 - 14:00pm
Cost: FREE

Are you looking to set-up a social enterprise or community business but don’t know where to start?

This free surgery provides an open space to seek advice and explore your social enterprise ideas with an experienced advisor to find out whether it’s right for you. This is a great opportunity for anyone thinking of starting a social enterprise or community business and is look for some initial guidance.

You will come away with an overview of the social enterprise startup landscape; a better understanding of the legal models available; a next steps action plan for you and your social enterprise.

The social enterprise surgery is held at Redbrick House, a new social and creative incubator and co-working space based in Stokes Croft Bristol.

Social Enterprise Works is a development agency based in Bristol, providing training, consultancy and practical business advice and support to social enterprises and community businesses since 1993.

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The surgery is free of charge, but registration is required. Please register here.

Social Enterprise ~ free info & advice session - Swindon & Wiltshire

Wednesday 22nd Feb at 9:30am - 13:00pm
Cost: FREE

Are you looking to set-up a social enterprise or community business but don’t know where to start?

Maybe you’re already involved in a social enterprise but would like some expert advice, or to meet others with the same passion.

Come along to our free morning of information, advice and discussion – a space for you to explore your social enterprise ideas with experienced advisors and others just starting out.

You will come away with an overview of the social enterprise startup landscape; a better understanding of the legal models available; a next steps action plan for you and your social enterprise.

We’ll start the morning with a 2-hour interactive workshop and introduction to social enterprise, let by Karl Belizaire, Managing Director of Bristol-based Social Enterprise Works.

Following the workshop, we’ll have a short Q&A and discussion with a panel of great guests:

Karl Belizaire – Social Enterprise Works

Ashley Scott – Marriott Scott Consulting

Chris Crookall-Fallon – Cooperative Futures

Daniel Gregory – Social Enterprise UK

We’ll close with a light lunch and some time for informal networking.

The event is free of charge, but registration is required. Please register here.

SevernNet Enterprise: Business support surgery - Avonmouth

Wednesday 22nd Feb at 14:00 - 16:00pm
Cost: FREE

Are you looking for support for your local enterprise or community business?

This free business support surgery provides an open space to seek advice and explore your ideas with an experienced advisor for anyone thinking of starting or growing a local enterprise or community business.

The business support surgery is part of the SevernNet Enterprise Support Service, supported by the Coastal Communities Fund.

Social Enterprise Works is a development agency based in Bristol, providing training, consultancy and practical business advice and support to individuals as well as prospective, newly-formed and established enterprises and community businesses since 1993.

The surgery is free of charge, but registration is required. Please register here.

SevernNet Enterprise: Business support surgery - Lawrence Weston

Wednesday 22nd March at 14:00 - 16:00pm
Cost: FREE

Are you looking for support for your local enterprise or community business?

This free business support surgery provides an open space to seek advice and explore your ideas with an experienced advisor for anyone thinking of starting or growing a local enterprise or community business.

The business support surgery is part of the SevernNet Enterprise Support Service, supported by the Coastal Communities Fund.

Social Enterprise Works is a development agency based in Bristol, providing training, consultancy and practical business advice and support to individuals as well as prospective, newly-formed and established enterprises and community businesses since 1993.

The surgery is free of charge, but registration is required. Please register here.