Enterprise Solutions Northamptonshire is an independent Social Enterprise and Co-operative Development Agency. We are also a social enterprise ourselves. We receive our income from a range of contracts, funding and charging for some of our services.
Our mission is to promote and enable thriving communities in Northamptonshire through co-operative, social enterprise and mutual models. Our professional advisers support people who are thinking of setting up, are starting or are developing a co-operative or social enterprise in Northamptonshire. We may also support voluntary and community organisations who are looking to develop their trading activities and to become sustainable successful enterprises.
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Enterprise Solutions Northamptonshire (ESN) is an organisation that has supported social enterprises and co-operatives since 1983. Our staff are experienced in helping organisations to develop ideas, explore the business potential, advise on the business structure, financing and funding and highlighting possible markets.
Our remit is to provide:
Coaching programme for start-up stage social enterprises and co-operatives focused around the following:
• Is social enterprise/co-operatives for you?
• The building blocks of a successful social enterprise and developing a social enterprise/co-operative plan
Coaching programme for existing social enterprises and co-operatives focused around the following:
• Survival, growth and development models
• Investment readiness and financing opportunities for the social sector