We are a Social Enterprise providing qualified business advice and guidance for civil society organisations.
Solihull Community Enterprise for Success is delivered by Development in Social Enterprise.
It provides a range of fully funded business advice and guidance for established VCOs in Solihull.
See some of the case studies here.
Access the on-line business support tool-kit [not like any other tool-kit!]
Visit the Website
We work with a range of infrastructure providers to provide you with the best services and expertise.
We only work with organisations that we have checked out and know that they provide quality services.
Organisations we are proud to work with include:
Free Social Enterprise Start Up support for individuals in *Birmingham
working with Digbeth Trust as part of the Enterprise Catalyst Project
to provide individuals with free Social Enterprise Start up Support.
- Tailored business support
- Access to seed funding
- Access to business grants of up to £10,000.
Big Assist Approved Supplier
Assist is a programme for infrastructure organisations in the
voluntary, community and social enterprise sector; delivered under
contract to the Big Lottery Fund by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO).
programme works to support infrastructure organisations based in
England, to be more efficient, effective, sustainable and better able to
adapt to the current and future operating environment.
For more information on the BIG Assist programme visit the BIG Assist website: www.bigassist.org.uk Development
in Social Enterprise have been approved as a BIG Assist Supplier to
offer support to infrastructure organisations. We can be found in the
BIG Assist ‘marketplace’ http://www.bigassist.org.uk/marketplace/
[picture taken at our Social Value Made Easy Workshop March 13.
See our case studies
See the detail of our work and how customers have benefited see our case studies here
What our customers say!
"you have been my greatest help in this year since you gave me such a good steer in the first place and then have been supportive and delivered excellent training. All so much appreciated!" Catherine Olver Social Enterprise Support Telford and Wrekin Council
“Working together to see the bigger picture and lay the foundations for a different way
of working to achieve our social purpose – setting a mindset shift in motion. Each
meeting gave us renewed enthusiasm and energy.” Tony Ibbotson, Signpost Inclusion
“The full cost recovery session was a real eye opener as it guided us through the process of calculating the true cost of our services, rather than using a finger in the air approach when writing bids.” Alice Singleton CEO, DIALSolihull
“Dave is very professional, honest and has integrity. He’s the type of consultant that gets stuck in, and, if he see’s a problem, he’ll deal with it. He always goes that extra mile, but understands the boundaries of his role as a consultant. His versatility and flexibility has been invaluable. Louise McKiernan, CEO DRC
“We clicked with Dave immediately. His depth of knowledge on social enterprise, extensive
experience and contacts, have delivered an excellent business plan, directly improving our chances of securing lottery funding for the Three Trees centre.” Neil Roberts, Reverend
Chelmsley Wood Baptist Church