On this page you'll find the latest events taking place in new and existing Social Enterprise Places from town drives to networking events.


Social Enterprise Summit - 24 April

A day of workshops, seminars and keynote speakers from the world of social business exploring how rural and urban places support social enterprises, the impact of devolution, movement building, procurement and place-based support.

Guests include Aditya Chakrabortty, Senior Economics Commentator at the Guardian and there will be workshops run by SEUK Places including Plymouth and Alston Moor, local social enterprises and support organisations. To find out more click here. The event will also be used to announce our new sponsor for the Social Enterprise Places Programme and will kick start a renewed focus on how social enterprises can drive change at a local level.


Trading For Good on the Yorkshire Coast - 26 April

The Yorkshire Coast is one of the newest additions to the Social Enterprise Places family and we'll be officially announcing its status as a Social Enterprise Zone at this event on 26 April. The Zone stretches from Whitby in the North to Bridlington in the South and around 30 miles inland, encompassing coastal resorts, market towns and rural villages. Speakers will include SEUK's Peter Holbrook as well as the CEO of the Key Fund, Matt Smith. More information can be found here.


Building on Digbeth Social Enterprise Quarter developments, Birmingham is the latest City to join the Social Enterprise Places initiative. It is hosting a whole week of events across the city from art exhibits and advice on finance to a masterclass with the CEO of Divine Chocolate, Sophi Tranchell who'll be judging eight bakes! You can download the full programme of events here

The Places Programme is supported by NatWest