Current social enterprise landscape in Gateshead

In Gateshead social enterprises have a key role in the delivery of local services and as an enabler to regenerate local communities. The sector is thriving and spans from the small grass roots community based enterprise, to global companies such as Traidcraft and to the Sage Gateshead.

Gateshead hosts many well established social enterprises along with a growing number of new starts, predominately incorporated as CIC’s. They operate in a wide range of sectors and in multiple markets from recycling to education and training, arts and culture, childcare, youth services, sport and leisure and health and social care. Recent years have seen a dramatic increase in the number of people exploring and starting social enterprises based on figures by Gateshead Council. New enterprises have been exciting giving a new and fresh feel to social enterprise in Gateshead.

Stakeholder Group

  • North East Counselling Services CIC
  • Gateway Studio Project CIC
  • Bill Quay Art Studio CIC
  • L&L Lifeskills Training CIC
  • Peer Mentors North East CIC
  • Sight Service / Angel Eyes CIC
  • Bridge Interpreting, Training, Translating and Services CIC
  • Teamwork Community Development Ltd / Happy to Help
  • Foundations Furniture
  • Bringing Words to Life
  • Gateshead Council
  • Vision Skills CIC

Contact Details

Email: Michelle Booth