Starting a Social Enterprise, Charity or Community Interest Group?

The West Belfast Social Enterprise Hub are here to help!
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Thinking about Starting a Social Enterprise, Charity or Community Interest Group but have lots of questions?

The West Belfast Social Enterprise Hub are here to help!

We offer support and guidance from your initial questions through to setting up and sustaining your social enterprise, charity or community interest group.

At the hub we’re ready and waiting to help your business!

At the West Belfast Social Enterprise we are committed to helping your social enterprise grow! We have ongoing workshops and seminars tailored to a social enterprise setting plus hold many external events from public bodies.

We can provide:

  • Meeting / Training Facilities Business Planning Budget Management Tools Business Training
  • Sales and Marketing Advice Practical Advice
  • Legal Structure Guidance Mentoring
  • Governance Assistance Networking Events And much more!!

Meet Stephanie, our Social Enterprise Hub Guru!

Stephanie runs our Social Enterprise Hub in West Belfast and is a highly experienced advisor. Having helped numerous social enterprise, charity and CIC businesses set up helping them through a wide range of areas.

From business planning to trademarks, marketing to legal structures Stephanie is the fountain of knowledge and is very approachable and always willing to help!!

  • Stephanie Reid
    Stephanie Reid
    Business Services Executive
Stephanie Reid
Business Services Executive

    Started with Ortus:

    September 2011

    What is your job?

    Business Services Executive, my passion is helping people set up their business be it a Social Enterprise, private business or as a sole trader.

    What’s your favourite part of working with Team Ortus?

    The fact that we all like to help and support people achieve their dreams no matter how small or big.

    Fun Fact about You:

    Short, Ginger and Funny


    Your business / inspirational quote?

    “Believe in yourself”

    Our Statistics

    Including a wide variety of ongoing training and information workshops, in its first year, the West Belfast Social Enterprise Hub has had a major impact on the local community helping:

    Social Enterprises set up in West Belfast

    More than 30 Community Interest Groups establish themselves

    Year 1 Impact PDF

    over 600 people who have utilised the West Belfast hub facilities

    208 mentoring session for Social Enterprises

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    Before you do, why not view our launch photos and some of our recent news:

    Recent News

    Stephanie Reid, One of Northern Ireland’s Most Inspirational Women In Business

    We are delighted to announce our Social Enterprise Guru Stephanie Reid has been included in the Northern Ireland Most Inspirational Women...

    Seeing Things Differently – RNIB NI

    The Royal National Institute of Blind People in Northern Ireland (RNIB NI) has launched its first social enterprise venture - ‘The Dark...

    Relocation – West Belfast Social Enterprise Hub

    The West Belfast Social Enterprise Hub is relocating from 3rd May 2016. Previously situation on the Springfield Road, the hub will now be...

    Launch Event 2014