Salford is the first Social Enterprise City in the North West of England.  The city’s social enterprises and social enterprise support providers are working together to:

  • Preserve and promote the heritage of Salford’s social businesses
  • Support existing social enterprises to scale, replicate and develop sustainable business models
  • Encourage new social enterprises, new models of social business and new social entrepreneurs

Salford has a range of sizeable social enterprises, tackling a variety of social issues including some that have developed from scratch and others that have spun out from the public sector. There are a significant number of smaller enterprises, both more established and start-ups.

Our Social Enterprise City status demonstrates a commitment to investing in the sector and reflects our strengths of working across public, private and voluntary sectors to promote, raise awareness and build markets for social enterprise.