North West

Providing training, networking and ongoing opportunities for social entrepreneurs in the North West.

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The School for Social Entrepreneurs North West was launched in Liverpool in 2007 in partnership with Blackburne House, one of the country’s leading social enterprises.

To date, we have developed and delivered several intensive nine-month core programmes, including a Cultural Leadership Programme, a Transnational Programme, a Social Innovators in Health and Wellbeing Programme and the SSE’s first ever Environmental Programme.  In addition, we developed and delivered several short and bespoke Associate Fellowship programmes centred on Action Learning Sets.

In 2008 we developed an innovative SSE Programme for Young People and we continue to work closely with schools across the North West region, developing and delivering bespoke programmes.

Our Alumni goes from strength to strength and we now have more than 300 Fellows and Associate Fellows of SSE North West.

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.

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Fellows’ stories

Martin Taylor, founder of Fir Tree Fishery

Martin Taylor, Fir Tree Fishery

The fishing centre helping disadvantaged people in the North West.

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Josh Turner, Stand4Socks

“Hearing real experiences, instead of having a lecture on the importance of cash-flow, was brilliant.”

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Adil Mohammed Javed, Alchemy Arts

Adil Mohammed Javed, Alchemy Arts

Using the arts to help disadvantaged groups in the North West express themselves.

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Katie Buckingham, Altruist Enterprises

The Midlands based social entrepreneur tackling mental health (and delivering TEDx Talks in her spare time...)

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Rachel Roger, Reform Radio

Making waves (on air) to help young people in Manchester.

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Fiona Frank, Green Elephant Cooperative

Fiona runs an eco-community of creatives and start-ups, centred around a watermill

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Simon Rudd, Outrageous Ambition

"None of this would have been possible if I had limited my aspirations."

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Social Entrepreneur founder of Happy Go Cooking

Sky Glover, Happy Go Cooking

"SSE created a family for me to be a part of and the support continues."

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Andy Ross, Social Entrepreneur and Founder of New Caledonian Woodlands

Andy Ross, New Caledonian Woodlands

"The Scale Up Programme was the single best form of support I have had in the 10 years I have been running New Caledonian Woodlands."

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Social Entrepreneur founder of Bounceback Food

Duncan Swainsbury, Bounceback Food

"Our achievements so far wouldn’t have been possible without the SSE."

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