ANNOUNCEMENT - 14th September 2018

We regret to announce that The Platform has now closed.

We thank all staff, partners and associates for all their involvement in the organisation in assisting us with our vision and we do hope that the work started will continue to change lives for the better.

If you have an urgent enquiry please email (this is a limited service but we will try to respond where possible).

Thank you again for your support.

(Click agree to view the website to find out more about the impactful work The Platform carried out)

Flexible Support - The Platform
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Flexible Support

Our support and events programme is designed to provide support and inspiration to people interested in social enterprise through a range of workshops, peer learning, socials and special events.
Choose the support you need when you need it: be inspired, learn, connect, collaborate and do.



Everyone interested in social enterprise and doing business for good


The Platform Social Enterprise Hub, Brighton


Prices range from free to £60.


Go to our events calendar to find out what we have coming up.

“The action learning sets were amazing at supporting our business’s growth. The group provided me with invaluable help, and I look forward to more sessions in the future”
Simon Cobb, Stoneham Bakehouse

“It did me a lot of good to share my fears, challenges and triumphs with a bunch of clever people doing the same thing as me. I got a lot from the conversations, the space to think and the mutual support”
Ruth Anslow, HiSbe

Get the support you need to transform your vision into reality by building your own flexible support programme from our:
  • Workshops are delivered by experts in their field and designed to be highly practical, enabling you to immediately apply the learning directly to your social. Get the insight, skills and impetus you need to put your ideas into action.
  • Peer Learning provides a structured way for you to learn from and support other people who are on the same journey as you. Together you will share challenges, gain insight, test ideas, leap hurdles and grow with a community of like-minded social entrepreneurs.
  • Socials and Showcases are regular opportunities for the social enterprise community to come together to be inspired, connect, learn and have a good time. At each social we shine a spotlight on one of our many inspiring entrepreneurs; hear their story, the ups and downs and learn from their ‘if I’d only knowns’.
  • Special Events are one-off events on key themes that matter to you delivered through conferences, seminars, visits and more.
  • Bespoke Support can be tailored to your needs through our consultancy service. Get in touch to discuss how we can help.



We aim to make our social enterprise support accessible to all. We access funding where we can and the rest is sponsored by The Platform and facilitated by pro-bono experts to enable us to keep it affordable. If you are a business and would like to discuss sponsoring one of our events or programmes, please get in touch.