Two/Zero Social Scale Up

The innovative Two/Zero Social Scale Up programme began in April 2020, and was adapted in response to Covid-19. With the support of Lancashire County Council, we refocussed the programme onto the resilience and business continuity of our cohort of 11 social enterprises. The project was completed and closed in August 2020.

More than ever Lancashire needed the services of its social enterprises to meet the needs of residents and to help our area recover from the impacts of Covid-19. Through Two/Zero, we worked through issues shared by the peer group and our coaches provided targeted support on specific issues faced by the individual enterprises.

Hear from programme participant Katie Whitehead from Divine Days about how the programme helped her to Focus on the Future:


Read about how Smile Mediation’s listening, counselling and mediation services have addressed isolation, conflict and anxiety during the pandemic

Read more on Top Class Tuition’s approach to supporting disadvantaged children’s education during lockdown


Emerging from the Lockdown: Hear from Project Coach and Selnet Vice Chair Alistair Clarke MBE on how Selnet and the social enterprise sector in general responded to the pandemic and advice about emerging from lockdown:


As this project was completed, the following milestones had been achieved:


The information below references the original programme design and is provided for reference only:



Two Zero is a dynamic scale-up programme for ambitious Lancashire companies aspiring to grow 20% year-on-year. Our elite team is here to help you transform your mindset, build your foundations, expand your networks and grow, faster.



Selnet has gained national recognition for its influence and impact in growing the social enterprise sector across Lancashire. We have the positioning, collective experience and professional networks to enable social enterprises with ambition, vision and drive to scale up.

Our Social Enterprise Scale Up programme, funded by Lancashire County Council, is organised and delivered by industry experts. It incorporates one-to-one professional coaching and a programme of masterclasses and group sessions, all focused on overcoming key barriers to scaling social enterprises.


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