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Partner profile

Plymouth Social Enterprise Network

Plymouth Social Enterprise Network C.I.C., c/o Devonport Guildhall, Ker Street, Devonport, Plymouth, PL1 4EL
Gareth Hart on: 07786 863206 or Dave Kilroy on: 01752 671418

About us

The Network aims to be a focal point for the social enterprise sector within Plymouth providing a way for social enterprises to exchange information, ideas and expertise helping to strengthen the sector, represent the interests of social enterprises and provide the opportunity for social enterprises to influence the development of their sector within Plymouth.

We offer

  • What does the Network do?
  • > Provide a forum for discussion at bi-monthly meetings
  • > Share information via email bulletins and social media
  • > Create and maintain a website that is engaging and relevant to members
  • > Promote our members and their work to other stakeholders
  • > Host an annual showcase event
  • > Facilitate development of commercial opportunities amongst social enterprises
  • > Enable more collaborative working
  • > Encourage learning and sharing of expertise

We support

  • Avon
  • Business Support
  • Networks
  • Start-up


For the Network to be successful, members would be seeking the following benefits:

Commerce – The Network acts as a marketplace increasing commercial opportunities amongst social enterprises themselves. It highlights other business opportunities both in and outside of Plymouth. 

Communications – The Network provide a forum to share information and news about the sector and individual businesses. It increases networking opportunities and provides a platform for debate about key issues identified by the members. 

> Representation – The Network plays an important lobbying role by representing and promoting the social enterprise sector in Plymouth. 

> Collaboration – The Network facilitates sharing of resources amongst social enterprises more effectively and provides opportunities for joint working and development of informal and formal partnerships. 

Learning – The Network enables learning form others from with the sector and public, voluntary or private sectors. It will engage relevant speakers on issues requested by the members. It provides a forum for sharing expertise and insight.

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