About Us

The main purpose of Angus SEN is to promote, support and develop social enterprises in Angus and to provide a space for collaboration and partnership working.

What does Angus SEN do?

Support local social enterprises to be part of the decision making process in Angus

Develop a network that meets and shares opportunities and challenges

Share national information to local social enterprises and represent their views

Develop relationships with support agencies and public sector.

Support the development of social enterprises in Angus.

Promotes social enterprise goods and service delivery option.

Regularly host networking events.

Speaker events – share experience of business and specialist area of work.

Kick start event each year for new starts and funding support.

Main Showcase event each year for all members.

A voice for social enterprise in Angus – attend meetings and give feedback on events.

Produce a regular newsletter

Highlight important dates and success stories for all social enterprises.

Who can join Angus SEN?

Membership of Angus SEN is open to social enterprises that operate in Angus and meet the criteria of the  Scottish Code of Practice. We can also welcome those that are developing a new enterprise, whether as a startup or as part of an existing third sector organisation.

Supporting Business Development

Business support is available for all our organisations. Please get in touch with us. Support is available in lots of different areas including:

Peer support, Collaboration, Sharing Best Practice, Meet and visit other SEs and SENs
Measuring Social Impact – advice and help to learn what this is and how to use.
Help to develop new contracts.

Angus SEN was established in March 2019 following 18 months of consultation with the third sector to develop the Angus Social Enterprise Strategy and 3 year action plan.

Membership of Angus SEN is open to social enterprises that operate in Angus and meet the criteria of the  Scottish Code of Practice. We can also welcome those that are developing a new enterprise, whether as a startup or as part of an existing third sector organisation.

Those that are interested in social enterprise can also sign up as an associate member. Membership is free.

There are over 5000 social enterprises in Scotland, as identified by the 2019 SE Census, and 109 in Angus.

The Social Enterprise Strategy for Angus has been created to reflect the main themes in the Scottish Strategy and Scottish Action Plan as well as the local priorities.