Durham Sparks is a brand new initiative, backed and funded by Durham County Council, to connect Community Enterprises with leading business coaches.
Durham Sparks is influenced by top business leaders but driven by the enterprise itself to develop its skills, talent and access expertise, a range of support services and access to a dynamic network of business support and like-minded community enterprises to help fine-tune their journey to provide bigger, better and more effective service to their community.
Social Enterprise Acumen news **Current**
Social Enterprise Acumen has moved offices to The Old Rectory, The Broadway, Houghton-le-Spring, DH4 4BB.
This amazing Grade 2* listed building is an asset transfer from Sunderland City Council to the newly formed Acumen Community Buildings which we have set up to develop the building into a regional centre for social enterprise and community business as well as bring an asset back into use for the local community. Social Enterprise Acumen is the anchor tenant and we are looking for more social enterprises to join us in creating a culture of enterprise in the area.
We will shortly be sharing our brochure showcasing the various office, co-working, training and events spaces we have available.
Do come to one of our events over the next few months and see what a fantastic place it is.
Social Enterprise start up masterclass **Current**
Thursday 14th December 2 - 4pm at The Old Rectory, The Broadway, Houghton-le-Spring DH4 4BB
Your opportunity to learn from an expert (Kate Welch) about what is important to think about and do when you start a social enterprise. The session will include a presentation and hand outs as well as an hour for questions and answers.
There will be no more than ten people in a session so you will have plenty of time for your questions to be answered.
£20 for a two hour session including refreshments
North East Community Business Club **Current**
Regional meeting - Social Enterprise Acumen
Thursday 14th December 4.30 - 6.30pm at The Old Rectory, The Broadway, Houghton-Le-Spring, DH4 4BB