Residents and businesses are being encouraged to consider the benefits of setting up a social enterprise in North Tyneside.
The council has invested in a specialist service to help people who are considering setting up a social enterprise.
The Business Factory is holding free workshops for local groups and the first, starting a building-based social enterprise, takes place this Friday from 10am, with guest speakers Duika Burgess Watson from Station Masters Centre, Jan Taylor from The Net and Dan Ellis from Jam Jar Cinema.
On Friday November 15 the second workshop will hear the benefits of starting a health and wellbeing social enterprise’. Speakers include Margaret Elliott OBE from Sunderland Home Care Associates, Aylssa Cowell from 7North CIC and Bev Howe from Time to Change.