“Thoughts become reality, make sure yours are good ones.”
The Enterprise Centre is a not-for-profit Social Enterprise that is focused on the development of entrepreneurship and enterprising individuals from cradle to grave. We achieve this by developing individuals and organisations using training and mentoring programmes that stimulate growth and success.
Our workforce development programme supports organisations from all sectors to build better business strategies using practical, easy to follow and cost effective approaches to modern business development. We will present proven marketing and sales techniques, budget management, procurement advice, marketing advice, leadership training and team-building planning and project management skills and techniques. We can provide enterprise coaching to meet all needs and Continuous Professional Development that supports and promotes strategies for success in all forms of public and private organisations and small enterprises.
The Enterprise Centre is involved in three very distinct projects:
Naturally Enterprising which combines enterprise skills with nature;
The Enterprise Academy which offers education and training to schools and organisations;
We are also involved in Erasmus Plus projects working with partners from all over Europe.
- Secured support from the Asda foundation and set up a community café at The Naturally Enterprising Centre.
- Secured National Lottery Support to help complete the facilities at The Naturally Enterprising Centre.
- Hosted a EU project visit with 6 European partner states in attendance and many local social entrepreneur ambassadors.
- Hosted an open day with 200 visitors and senior council officials.
- Secured a European contract with 6 European partner states developing an online social business support model.
- Secured a 25-year lease, broke ground and began building The Naturally Enterprising Centre.
- Re-positioned and re-built the Naturally Enterprising project with National Lottery funds.
- Created the Naturally Enterprising project, combining the benefits of nature and enterprise.
- Established as a registered Charity.
- Hosted the Manchester Achievers conference in Oldham.
- Delivered the Enterprise highway model in 10 schools in Oldham.
- Re-constituted as The Enterprise Centre limited CLG.
- Developed the enterprise highway model under contract with Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council and delivered enterprise education to 3 schools in Oldham.
- Moved to Oldham to manage the New Start contract, which created 25 new enterprises.
- Entered a partnership with City College Manchester.
- Delivered business support on behalf of Manchester Enterprises and developed MSEF into Together Works.
- Co-developed the Manchester Social Enterprise Forum (MSEF) with MERCi.
- Entered into partnership with Community Action Network and developed The Enterprise Centre project, which was the first Social Enterprise incubation centre in Manchester.
We support entrepreneurs and anyone wishing to start a social enterprise and/ or micro business. We can provide Nationally Accredited courses tailored to your needs to develop the management and leadership skills required to achieve success.
We do this by:
1.Planning your start-up
2.Managing your growth
3.Mentoring and business coaching
Our services to the local community are all focused on working towards development, integration and cohesion and we have a proud record of successful previous projects.
These include providing incubation services and capacity building programme for new and existing entrepreneurs. The Outreach Project and The Capacity Building Projects were commissioned by the Local Authority to develop a range of new skills within diverse ‘at risk’ and ‘hard to reach’ groups.
Finally, the design of a Skills Ladder that included motivational and aspiration raising approaches to learning for young people from areas with low skills and high unemployment.
We were one of the first support organisations in the UK to offer creative and intensive support to schools seeking to integrate and embed enterprise solutions into the curriculum.
We achieved this by working with schools and the awarding bodies to design new qualifications to assist staff and engage students in a simplified process so they may gain maximum achievements.
The Enterprise Centre
Garside Hey Lane,