The University of Northampton and Northamptonshire Growth Hub are delighted to deliver a forthcoming series of webinars focused on growing the capability of social enterprises across the South East Midlands.


Delivered as part of the South East Midlands Start-up Programme (SEMSUP), these webinars are led by Wenta, in collaboration with its partners University of Northampton and University of Bedfordshire.

What is a webinar?

Webinars are virtual presentations that can be accessed from your laptop or tablet computer. Presented by our business and social enterprise experts, they offer attendees the opportunity to learn and grow without having to attend in person.

Who presents the webinars?

Our webinars are presented by Andrew Cook and Richard Hazenberg.

Andrew Cook is an experienced Business Adviser who started and ran his own successful management and executive recruitment consultancy business for over 23 years and has worked in a consultancy capacity for 35 years. Andrew provides coaching and 1-2-1 advice to social enterprises and start-ups.

Richard Hazenberg is Professor of Social Innovation at the University of Northampton Institute for Social Innovation and Impact. He has research interests in the areas of social innovation, social finance, social enterprise governance and social impact measurement.

What subjects to the webinars cover?

There’s so much to learn from our webinars. Some of the topics covered include:

Introduction to Social Enterprise


This webinar will introduce you to the concept of social enterprise.It provides background information and examines the main challenges that any entrepreneur or charity needs to consider when starting a social enterprise.

Date and time: Wednesday 18th April, 12:30pm – 13:30pm 

Enterprise Strategy & Business Planning


This webinar will guide you through the business planning process. It will make you think about where you want to get to and how you are going to get there.

Date and time: Tuesday 24th April 2018, 1 pm – 2 pm

Creating Awareness – Marketing


How will you market and promote your goods or services? This webinar will show you how to increase the effectiveness of your marketing.

Date and time: Thursday 8th February 2018, 12 noon – 1pm

How can I register?

Simply click ‘register’ above, or visit our events page to find out more about our full range of webinars for social enterprises.

Our webinars are webinars are part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

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