our aims & values

SSEN business advisor


Against the context of declining resources in the third sector we can help organisations connect together to explore their entrepreneurial potential, improve partnerships and explore the feasibility of new forms of finance - such as social investment.

Build Connections
SSEN membership enables you to meet other social enterprises travelling the same road. The network's events bring social entrepreneurs and support organisations together.

Become Better Informed
It can be hard to get the support you need. SSEN provides a point of contact for members to access information and guidance about support available within the sector.

Share Experiences
Hosting meetings & conferences to share expertise and best practice; guest speakers, member presentations, workshops and networking.

Have A Stronger Voice
Supporting the social enterprise sector to influence the ecosystem in which the sector operates, ensuring it supports successful and sustainable enterprises.

our values:

  • Equal opportunities and no discrimination.

  • Strengthening the social enterprise sector in Sheffield through active participation, building partnerships, being transparent, and championing the value and impact of social enterprise.

  • Influence changes in the external environment.

  • Flexibility in activities in order to meet the needs of the members, ensuring that activities are responsive to the strategic interests of the membership.

  • Sustainability whilst keeping costs to a minimum to ensure that participation in the network is not restricted by financial means.

  • Innovation, creativity and growth.