In November 2018, Andy Burnham launched the Vision for Social Enterprise in Greater Manchester at the GM Social Enterprise Summit.

The Vision document can be viewed here.

GMSEN (Greater Manchester Social Enterprise Network) have been hard at work behind the scenes, and will be shortly sending out a survey to help understand how Social Enterprises and supporters of Social Enterprise in Greater Manchester want the vision to be implemented.

It’s vital that we gather the thoughts of as many people as possible involved or interested in Social Enterprise across all 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester. If you’d like to help GMSEN get the message out to your social enterprise contacts and/or networks, please register your contact details on via this link and we will be in touch when the survey is ready.

We are also asking anyone who has any research or data on the SE sector within GM if they could share it with us. This is so we can compile a detailed picture of everything SE’s are doing across GM.

If you have any information that you think will help, please email

For more information about the background of the Vision for Social Enterprise, please follow this link