Social Enterprise Exchange

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Social Enterprise Exchange is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020. 

Social Enterprise Exchange is a new initiative providing a comprehensive programme of support to social enterprises across the Sheffield City Region to promote social entrepreneurship and contribute toward job creation, growth and social inclusion.

Social Enterprise Exchange is delivered in collaboration with the Sheffield City Region Growth Hub by a community-based consortium including Community Media Solutions, Groundwork South Yorkshire, Cultural Industries Quarter Agency, Sheffield Local Television, South Yorkshire Community Foundation, Voluntary Action Barnsley and Bolsover CVP. 

Groundwork South Yorkshire is the Lead Delivery Partner in delivering the Accelerate Programme. 

 

Accelerate your social enterprise start-up with access to our programme of start-up Accelerate Workshops, bespoke support, networking events and social enterprise start-up grants.

Transform your existing social enterprise with the support of our specialist social enterprise advisers including business planning, marketing, access to finance, building-based development, masterclasses and grants for social enterprise growth. 

 

What's involved?

1. Register your interest: www.socentxchange.net/register

2. Assigned to either Transform or Accelerate Programme. If you are an existing Social Enterprise that has been running more than 12 months, you will be assigned to our Transform programme. If you are a pre-start or new Social Enteprise that has been running less than 12 months, you will be assigned to our Accelerate Programme.

3. Receive a phone call from one of our Enterprise Coaches

4. Attend meetings with our Enterprises Coaches to discuss your needs & requirements and to determine how we would tailor our support to best help you

5. Attend a 2 day intense start-up Accelerate Workshop: this will give you the opportunity to work with other pre-start or early stage social enterprises and help develop your business case

6. Attend sessions with our specialist advisors covering: business planning, company structures & legal structures, marketing and access to finance (depending on your needs)

Through our Social Enterprise Exchange programme we also offer:

  • Ongoing support developing your business case
  • Accelerate Business Grants up to £1,500 (*subject to a selection process)
  • Video production service through Sheffield Live to help promote your business

If you want to access support from this project, then please call Social Enterprise Exchange on: 0330 159 3880 (standard rate applies). 

 

 

The team

Lucy Ashton - Enterprise Coach

Lucy Ashton

Tom Ramsay - Enterprise Coach

Tom Ramsay

Trang Nguyen - Enterprise Coach

Trang Nguyen

Lizzie Joyce - Tesco Community Enabler & Events and Promotions Officer

Lizzie Joyce

Lahari Parchuri - Senior Enterprise Coach

Lahari Parchuri

Cleo Metcalf - Employment Skills and Training Director

Cleo Metcalf

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Tom Ramsay - Enterprise Coach

Tom works on the Social Enterprise Exchange Programme, providing business support to early stage start- ups and social enterprises in the Sheffield City Region.

After studying for a Business Degree at the University of Sheffield, Tom founded and ran a start- up coffee company in Sheffield.

Highlight of the role: Being able to help entrepreneurs overcome barriers they are facing when starting a business.

Why Groundwork South Yorkshire is great: The office is full of friendly staff, and there is a focused working environment. At the same time there's a great company ethos focused around improving the community and people's lives.

Trang Nguyen - Enterprise Coach

 

Trang Nguyen is the new Enterprise Coach at Groundwork South Yorkshire. Trang has 5 years’ experience on accounting, finance and investment field and providing operational and financial consulting for a wide range of clients through KPMG. Previously, Trang was the Funding Development Officer for Groundwork. Trang is currently studying for an MBA and a member of Chartered Management Institute. Trang has extensive research skills, especially in market development and business opportunities. 

Prior to joining Groundwork, Trang worked in the financial service sector providing valuable financial and operational advice for businesses. Trang has extensive research skills and a strong business background.

Highlight of the role: Enabling ideas to real businesses

Why Groundwork South Yorkshire is great: Groundwork gives me boundless opportunities to help other people, make real impact and create a better community.

Lizzie Joyce - Tesco Community Enabler & Events and Promotions Officer

Lizzie Joyce is the new Events and Promotions Officer working on the Accelerate programme at Groundwork South Yorkshire. Lizzie has been working at Groundwork since August 2016, where she also holds a position as Community Enabler for the Tesco Bags of Help project. Lizzie gained experience in promotions & events through her volunteer work with The Ramblers Association, where she held various committee positions. Lizzie has a MSc in Environmental Management from Sheffield Hallam University, which attracted her to her role at Groundwork South Yorkshire.

Highlight of the role: Using my creative skills to promote events. - Events and Promotions Officer

Why Groundwork South Yorkshire is great: I enjoy working in this dynamic environment and making a difference to local communities.

Lahari Parchuri - Senior Enterprise Coach

Lahari Parchuri is the Senior Enterprise coach at Groundwork South Yorkshire.  Lahari has been working on the Accelerate programme since July 2016 and she is also currently studying for an MBA(Master of Business Administration) . Previously Lahari was the Social Enterprise officer for Groundwork. Lahari is a member of Chartered Management Institute and has experience in Designing and delivering workshops on different aspects of leadership such as: problem solving & critical thinking, creative entrepreneurship.

Highlight of the role: Enables me to lead without titles and make a real difference.

Why Groundwork South Yorkshire is great: Great leadership, amazing colleagues, a proactive organisation.

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Social Enterprise Exchange is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020. 

Social Enterprise Exchange is a new initiative providing a comprehensive programme of support to social enterprises across the Sheffield City Region to promote social entrepreneurship and contribute toward job creation, growth and social inclusion.

Social Enterprise Exchange is delivered in collaboration with the Sheffield City Region Growth Hub by a community-based consortium including Community Media Solutions, Groundwork South Yorkshire, Cultural Industries Quarter Agency, Sheffield Local Television, South Yorkshire Community Foundation, Voluntary Action Barnsley and Bolsover CVP. 

Groundwork South Yorkshire is the Lead Delivery Partner in delivering the Accelerate Programme. 

 

Accelerate your social enterprise start-up with access to our programme of start-up Accelerate Workshops, bespoke support, networking events and social enterprise start-up grants.

Transform your existing social enterprise with the support of our specialist social enterprise advisers including business planning, marketing, access to finance, building-based development, masterclasses and grants for social enterprise growth. 

 

What's involved?

1. Register your interest: www.socentxchange.net/register

2. Assigned to either Transform or Accelerate Programme. If you are an existing Social Enterprise that has been running more than 12 months, you will be assigned to our Transform programme. If you are a pre-start or new Social Enteprise that has been running less than 12 months, you will be assigned to our Accelerate Programme.

3. Receive a phone call from one of our Enterprise Coaches

4. Attend meetings with our Enterprises Coaches to discuss your needs & requirements and to determine how we would tailor our support to best help you

5. Attend a 2 day intense start-up Accelerate Workshop: this will give you the opportunity to work with other pre-start or early stage social enterprises and help develop your business case

6. Attend sessions with our specialist advisors covering: business planning, company structures & legal structures, marketing and access to finance (depending on your needs)

Through our Social Enterprise Exchange programme we also offer:

  • Ongoing support developing your business case
  • Accelerate Business Grants up to £1,500 (*subject to a selection process)
  • Video production service through Sheffield Live to help promote your business

If you want to access support from this project, then please call Social Enterprise Exchange on: 0330 159 3880 (standard rate applies). 

 

 

The team

Lucy Ashton - Enterprise Coach

Lucy Ashton

Tom Ramsay - Enterprise Coach

Tom Ramsay

Trang Nguyen - Enterprise Coach

Trang Nguyen

Lizzie Joyce - Tesco Community Enabler & Events and Promotions Officer

Lizzie Joyce

Lahari Parchuri - Senior Enterprise Coach

Lahari Parchuri

Cleo Metcalf - Employment Skills and Training Director

Cleo Metcalf

Customer Feedback

Case Studies



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News

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