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Social Enterprise Networks Wales

The network for established social enterprises in Wales

Social Enterprise Networks Wales was established in 2010 to provide networking opportunities for social enterprises. Events are held every four months in the north, south-east and south-west Wales complemented by an active online network on LinkedIn.


Networks are led by senior managers of social enterprise that generate at least 50% of their income from trading. Networking is an opportunity to share knowledge, experience, inter-trade and build effective partnerships. The aim is to help improve business and increase the value of the sector as a whole. The events offer a mix of:

  • Business themed workshops
  • Inspirational speakers
  • Facilitated networking sessions
  • Opportunities to collaborate and develop consortium
  • Access to information, resources and tools for business.


“I don’t think I really understood the value of networking prior to the events held by the Wales Co-operative Centre – now I do. The contacts I make are beginning to make a real difference to our business.”

Kate Toms, Chief Executive, Menter Fachwen


Peer-to-peer mentoring programme

A strand of the Social Enterprise Networks Wales is the peer-to-peer mentoring programme. This is for managers of social enterprises who could offer and benefit from an exchange of knowledge and skills with a peer. The aim is to strengthen an individual's ability and confidence to manage, lead and drive business growth.

Interested in joining? Get in touch if you would like to be a part of Social Enterprise Networks Wales or have an enquiry.