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We’ve updated our privacy….nah, only joking, it’s Have I Got Social Enterprise News For You

Aren’t we all glad that GDPR day is finally here? One possibly overlooked positive of your inbox being obliterated over the last few days: you can now avoid going to meetings for months on end because you are ‘too busy reviewing privacy policies that people have sent me’.

After ten days on leave I’m absolutely drowning in (771!!) emails – if you’ve sent something over to be included in the newsletter and I’ve not replied or included it this week I’m not ignoring you, I just haven’t caught up yet. Too busy skipping meetings by reading privacy policies…

Enjoy the news and have a super bank holiday weekend.


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Let’s make like a banana and split: Have I Got Social Enterprise News For You

No messing around with this week’s newsletter because I’m on annual leave from 12:30pm today for ten days and my to-do list is rivalling the entire Harry Potter series in length. And yes, ‘set smug out of office message’ is item number one on the list. I’ll probably then just red flag everything else on the to-do list and go away and hope that nobody notices.

This means that there will be no newsletter next week. If you’ve got any news in the meantime tweet it over to our crack social media team (@schsocent) and they’ll give it a retweet.

Have a good few weeks


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May the 4th be with you: Have I Got Social Enterprise News For You

Yep, today is Star Wars Day. Fortunately for you I watched Star Wars far too long ago to laden this newsletter with too many bad puns and quips about Jedis and Darth Vader so you’ve had a luck escape. My own appreciation of the Star Wars series was somewhat tainted when I forced my Dad to come and watch ‘The Phantom Menace’ in New York with me for us to sit there for two hours suffering the horror of Jar Jar Binks. Because I’d made such a big deal about going to see it I then pretended that I’d really enjoyed the film – I’m pretty sure Dad made a mental note that day to cut me out of his will and leave it to a donkey sanctuary instead.

On with the news…


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Staring pensively at the printer: Have I Got Social Enterprise News For You

I’ve got to be on my best behaviour with this week’s newsletter because I’ve got a new boss starting on Monday. I need to make sure I get off on the right foot and give him the impression that I do some work. I’ve already got a foolproof plan for his first week in the office: any time he asks me a question I’m just going look at him with a pained expression and say “Sorry boss, I’d love to help but I’m just really busy at the moment, can I get back to you on that once things have died down?”. Then I’m going to print something. Nothing says ‘I’m busy’ like printing something. I might even swear at the printer to show that I’m really, really busy printing important documents but the printer is slowing me down.

Having said that, my diary is looking fairy empty next week. Shout if you fancy heading to the pub at 4pm one day for a ‘meeting’ and for me to moan about my new boss…


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For VIPs only: Have I Got Social Enterprise News For You

Hello and welcome to the new exclusive Platinum Club members only Have I Got Social Enterprise News For You. After asking people to reconfirm their details earlier this week I can confirm that there are at least 17 people reading this, which is good. If it was only 16 I was going to print it out and deliver it to your offices by hand so I’ve saved SSE some travel money there. Another great piece of work that will no doubt be ignored at my annual review…

Enjoy this week’s news


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