Social Enterprise – is it right for your organisation?

A free workshop to explore whether social enterprise is a model that could work for your group or organisation. See some case studies on those that have made the change or set up trading arms and find out how the Community Enterprise for Success programme can support you with enterprise consultancy.

Who should attend?

This event is aimed at existing voluntary organisations and charities who are exploring enterprise activities, are interested in setting up a trading arm or converting to a social enterprise.  

Workshop content

  • What is a social enterprise?
  • Different types and governance structures
  • Setting up a trading subsidiary and tax implications
  • How to get started / avoid pitfalls

Workshop facilitator

The session will be delivered by Dave Lane.

Dave Lane is MD of Development in Social Enterprise CIC (a social enterprise support organisation that provides bespoke consultancy and developmental support to the third sector) and has a career that spans over 25 years in senior management in the voluntary and community sector. He is an experienced trainer, speaker and is a SFEDI qualified social enterprise business adviser with a degree in Voluntary and Community Organisation Development.

Venue information

Please note parking in and around Solihull Enterprise Centre is limited to 1 hour within the identified bays. Delegates are advised to park in unrestricted areas on Dunster Road (a short walk from the centre).

Eligibility to attend

This is a free workshop for voluntary, community or social enterprise organisations that have their registered / head office in Solihull. To check your eligibility for this workshop please visit our website.


This workshop is provided by the Solihull Community Enterprise for Success Programme 2016-19 funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and supported by Solihull Council and the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership, offering help and advice to grow existing voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations.