What We Do


Specialist Business Advice for Social Businesses

At Selnet we recognise the importance of good advice to help you develop your social enterprise. While there are a lot of similarities between social enterprises and private businesses, we believe that there are a lot of differences too, often something that business advisors don’t understand, or if they do recognise, don’t always know how to deal with.

Selnet has a bank of business advisors who can offer a tailored package of advice, to suit your social enterprise. Our Social Enterprise Specialists are all experienced social enterprise practitioners, who are qualified to the National Standards.

Between them they have a range of specialisms in all business areas e.g. business strategy & growth, marketing and financial planning. They have experience of working with social enterprises whatever the legal structure and in all business sectors.

We are confident that we can find an advisor to suit your needs.

Whether you’re just starting out or if your organisation is established, but needs a little extra help to develop and grow, then get in touch to see how we can help. You may be able to access business advice free, through a funded programme, or if you are not eligible, we will give you a transparent quote of the cost. Phone us on 01772 200690 or email tracy@selnet-uk.com.


Helping You Grow

Working with Boost, Lancashire’s Growth Hub, Selnet are currently able to provide funded support for eligible businesses to connect with funded programmes; including mentoring, business masterclasses, product development, leadership development and accessing finance.

The support is targeted towards companies (private and social enterprise) that are business-to-business and already trading.

Click here for more information or email opportunities@selnet-uk.com.


Building Better Opportunities

Building Better Opportunities is a new national programme from The Big Lottery Fund who is matching funds from the European Social Fund (ESF) 2014-2020 to invest in local projects tackling the root causes of poverty, promoting social inclusion and driving local jobs and growth. Selnet is leading a partnership of over 60 organisations to deliver specialist support across three projects.

If you are looking for help getting into employment or training but there are all sorts of things stopping you then one of our projects could help. Click here to find out more.

Or if you are working with someone who might benefit from the support offered by our projects then click here to find out more about Building Better Opportunities in Lancashire.



If you are social enterprise trading in Lancashire then joining our membership network is the first step to getting linked in and finding out about new opportunities for your business. We are a network of likeminded business and individuals who support each other, network and share best practice.

Being a member has many benefits – find out more!