An Introduction to Social Enterprise Legal Structures

A half day workshop to make sense of the legal structures available to social enterprises.

Students on an SSE workshop


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One of the most baffling areas for anyone starting a social enterprise is which legal structure to choose for their organisation – it’s a question that we are constantly asked about!

We have put together a half day workshop to provide an introduction to the various legal structures available to your social enterprise. We’ll break down the jargon and discuss the options available to you (in plain English).

We will cover:

  • An introduction to social enterprise legal structures – why is it so confusing?
  • What should you consider when deciding a legal structure for your social enterprise?
  • The main types of legal structure and their pros and cons
  • What is a Community Interest Company (CIC)?
  • Case studies from social entrepreneurs – what have they done and what they say about their legal structure
  • Resources for further information and support

Location and time

This course will be taking place online, via Zoom.

Time – 09:30 – 13:30



How to book your place

You can choose to pay by credit / debit card or you can request to pay by invoice. In both cases, you will be redirected to a booking form that we need you to complete.

If you have any questions about the course or the booking process please contact SSE’s Sales and Marketing Manager David McGlashan on 020 7089 9120 or email [email protected].

Book now:

Book your place immediately with a credit or debit card via our website using Stripe, our payment processor. We’ll send you a booking confirmation right away (check your spam too).

Please note our terms and conditions: we can offer a full refund provided you give us at least 7 days’ notice (within 7 days you can substitute the participant for someone else).  

Book now

If you have any questions about the course or the booking process please contact SSE’s sales and marketing manager, David McGlashan on 020 7089 9120 or email [email protected].

We prefer payment by card but if you do not have access to a payment card and would like to pay by invoice please email David, [email protected]. Please only request an invoice if absolutely necessary and if it is for an amount over £100.