Effective, tailored support for social enterprises and community groups
The quest for sustainable trading strategies has never been more important - so if you are thinking about the skills you need, looking for organisational development, investment or just to find like-minded people, you've come to the right place
Flexible working
We know you cant be everywhere at once. We will meet with you at your offices, and work flexibly to fit in with you

What We Do

Created in 2004 to provide advice and support to the social enterprise sector we help with starting up, growth strategies, social impact measurement, levering investment, board development and spinning out of the public sector.

We have an extensive network of social enterprises please email if you like to be added to our list info@sesc.org.uk

About Us

The Social Enterprise Support Centre Limited is a Registered Society number 29694R.

We have an independant board that meets bimonthly. Our advisers hold professional accreditation and are graduates with a keen interest in our communities.


Meet The Team

MD Paula Denison, marketing graduate with an interest in the health sector

Development Director Dave Smith MSc, strong financial skillset and experienced in impact measurement

Approved Suppliers

If you are looking for investment for growth we are approved providers to:

  • ICRF
  • Big Potential
  • YVP

About Us

The Social Enterprise Support Centre (SESC) is a dynamic organisation delivering support services to the social enterprise sector through our workshops and consultancy.

SESC has a range of tools and templates that will help to develop:

  • Business Planning and Strategic Development
  • Market Development
  • Tendering for Contracts
  • Marketing
  • Sales and Branding
  • SROI (SESC is the home of Selling Added Value)

The Social Enterprise Support Centre Limited is a Registered Community Benefit Society  that aims to support social enterprises to become financially sustainable, deliver quality services, and where appropriate, we will support third sector organisations to win and deliver public service contracts.

Our Vision

A growing and sustainable social enterprise community in the region, that recognises our role as a support agency.

Our Mission

To support social enterprises through:

  • developing sustainability
  • the development of the local economy
  • to influence and impact on new developments in the sector

We will also seek to support entrepreneurship in individuals through skills development, coaching and mentoring.

Our Constituted Aims

The objects of the Society shall be to carry on any trade, industry or business for the benefit of the community in particular by:

Assisting the prevention of and relief of poverty through the creation and continuing development of social enterprises.

The advancement of education and lifelong learning through research and investigation into topics relevant to social enterprise and the offering of education and development opportunities.

The advancement of health through the recognition of the role of work in the positive health of individuals

Supporting social and community advancement through focusing on the creation and continuing development of social enterprises.

We’ve supported thousands of community organisations and we’d love to support you too


“Our experience of working with SESC was a very positive one reflected by the increase in our trading performance. Their support helped us identify opportunities and calculate the Return On Investment when looking to grow our trading activity” Enabled Works, Leeds

Info Hub

The SESC Info-Hub is your one-stop location for information and resources for people who work with and in Social Enterprise. Click on the links below to download documents.


Here are some of the partners we are proud to work with

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Our Address:

Social Enterprise Support Centre
Tennant Hall
Blenheim Grove

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