Our Purpose

Our purpose is to use the skills, knowledge and resources established over 35 years practising enterprise development to enable real, positive social and economic change on a personal, local, national or international scale.

We are a social enterprise run by a team of expert project managers, who work with people and organisations who share our ambition of effecting positive social and economic change. We do this by:

  • Supporting people to start a small business
  • Supporting small organisations to be more sustainable
  • Supporting large businesses to help small businesses

We’ve come a long way since we first challenged the troubled economic landscape of the North East in 1980, growing into an organisation that has supported millions of individuals in over 55 countries and who work with some of the world’s largest companies. Yet what hasn’t changed is our commitment to developing the potential of people, organisations and communities to make a positive impact on the social and economic landscape.