Social Enterprise

This programme is organised and delivered by industry experts and focuses on overcoming the unique barriers to scaling social enterprises.

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Selnet’s Social Enterprise scale up programme is organised and delivered by industry experts, incorporating one-to-one professional coaching and a programme of masterclasses and group sessions all focused on overcoming key barriers to scaling social enterprises.

Selnet has gained national recognition for its influence and impact in growing the social enterprise sector across Lancashire. It has the positioning, collective experience and professional networks to enable social enterprises with ambition, vision and drive to scale up.


  • Start: April 2020

  • Duration: 3 months

  • Participants: 10

  • Commitment: Minimum 33 hours

  • Application deadline: March 6, 2020

Selection criteria

  • Lancashire-based with a minimum of 10 employees

  • Social enterprise business

  • Already growing turnover or staff 20% per year and looking to continue

  • Priority sector: advanced manufacturing, aerospace, professional, creative, digital, energy, environment, health

What does the programme look like?

  • Professional mentoring/coaching focused on scaling

  • Masterclasses featuring expert speakers in key areas including leadership, management skills, access to finance, marketing and publicity, collaboration and social impact

  • Action Learning Set for structured approach to address more complex issues

  • Peer support culture

Delivery partner

Selnet - Social Enterprise Lancashire Network logo


Programme features

  • Diagnostic and scale up action plan developed with specialist advisor and tailored to achieve ambition

  • Bespoke learning, capacity building and development programme delivered by industry experts

  • A focus on networking and collaboration to create a peer to peer support culture and space for collective problem-solving

  • Onward referrals and introductions for specialist support and routes to market

  • Showcase event highlighting the achievements of Alumni and the programme

The application date for this programme has now passed. If you would like to be considered for future Two Zero programmes, please contact us.

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