Growing the social economy in the Midlands.

The Midlands has been the engine room for British industry, commerce, philanthropy and social change since the middle ages. SSE in the Midlands is growing the social economy in the region.

About SSE in the Midlands

SSE in the Midlands was established in partnership with Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and Birmingham City Council with further support from PwC in the Midlands.  This is a really exciting development for social entrepreneurs and social change agents operating across the Midlands looking for practical, action-oriented support to help move their idea from being a concept into a reality.

SSE in the Midlands offers a diverse range of learning and support programmes to social entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs that range from support for those in the start-up phase through to social franchising and environmental entrepreneurs programmes. We also provide bespoke programmes to Public Sector, Academic Institutes, Corporate and SME customers. We offer consultancy on Business Strategy, Business Planning & Marketing.


Watch: Meet some social entrepreneurs supported on the Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme in the Midlands.


SSE in the Midlands is the proud recipient of Social Enterprise of the Year, 2016 from the prestigious Birmingham Awards.

Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme

Whether you are looking to get started on a new idea or want to grow an established organisation, this programme can help. Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme offers a fully funded year of learning, a mentor and a grant to help you grow your project. The programme will  help you develop as a leader and obtain the skills needed to take your organisation to the next stage.

More about the Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme

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Tessa Morton, Act for Autism

The passionate parent of an autistic son, Tessa's growing Act for Autism into a national success story.

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CEO of The Dorothy Parkes Centre, Robert Bruce, with award

Robert Bruce, The Dorothy Parkes Centre

The community centre that won Outstanding Community Organisation Award 2019 for Smethwick.

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Maggie Rich, founder of Companions Real Bread

Maggie Rich, Companions Real Bread CIC

The grandma who runs a bakery staffed by ex-offenders.

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Asha Patel, founder of Innovating Minds

Asha Patel, Innovating Minds

The social entrepreneur & psychologist now partnering with Lloyds Bank.

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Founder of Social Enterprise Dance Lyf

Belise Niringiyimana, Dance Lyf CIC

"The School for Social Entrepreneurs empowers you so you can build a sustainable social enterprise."

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La'Toyah Lewis, Rising Stars Property Solutions

"The School for Social Entrepreneurs has had an enormous impact on me because it has enabled me to grow significantly in confidence."

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Jonathan Ensell, Roots to Fruit

"My enterprise is about thinking outside that box and SSE gave me the tools, confidence and ideas to make being able to do that work in a financially sustainable way."

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