Greater Manchester Social Enterprise Network

Welcome to the GMSEN website! Please browse the social enterprise directory, news and case studies, information about local and thematic networks in Greater Manchester, a range of support you can access and places to seek out finance and funding. And if you like what you see, please REGISTER for FREE. The website is new and developing so please do get in touch about what's missing and what else you'd like to see.

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Social enterprises are dynamic, innovative and diverse and they make a difference. SEUK’s 2015 state of the sector survey found that: a greater proportion of SEs are growing than mainstream small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs); nearly a third of SEs are working in the top 20% most deprived communities in the UK; 40% of SEs are led by women and 12% are led by a BME person (18% and 7% of mainstream SMEs respectively); 41% of SEs created jobs in the prior 12 months (22% of mainstream SMEs) and these jobs pay fair wages.

GMSEN wants to showcase SE across Greater Manchester and to connect SEs with each other, with the networks and organisations who can support them and with opportunities for business and growth. We also want to help businesses and organisations connect with this exciting and developing sector and find the right SEs to provide them with excellent products and services while delivering impressive social impact.



Latest news from the social enterprise sector...

Journey into Social Enterprise: Long March or Walking the Talk?

A brilliant article about some of the discussions that took place at the Greater Manchester Social Enterprise Summit!

Social Enterprise & Social Investment Start-Up and Support Workshop Event

Thrive Trafford are offering those interested in either starting up or those currently running a social enterprise the opportunity to come together and share their Enterprise ideas!

_SocialStarters & Pernod Ricard Social Enterprise Troubleshooter

_SocialStarters & Pernod Ricard are running a troubleshooter day in Manchester on 15th February! Deadline for registration: Sunday 20th January

Discover the Recipe for Success with 4 Lunch’s Food Business Events

Discover the Recipe for Success with 4Lunch’s series of food business events for aspiring foodies, entrepreneurs and community projects.