Who we are

Selnet’s background

Social Enterprise Lancashire Network (Selnet) was established in 2005 by a group of Social Enterprise practitioners who recognised the support needed for voluntary & community organisations and social businesses to flourish.

Since then Selnet has evolved into an organisation with an established track record and strategic position in the North West. Due to its successful delivery of programmes and the cohesive Lancashire network Selnet is recognised as the voice of Social Enterprises within the county, representing the interests of the Lancashire social businesses at regional and national level. Bringing resources into the county to enable these businesses to grow, local communities to prosper and individuals to benefit from services and engage within their local area.

A social enterprise by definition Selnet now deliver a number of programmes that provide and facilitate mutual support amongst these organisations in addition to providing business development support to start-up and established Social Enterprise.

Selnet has a membership base of around 100 social enterprises who subscribe to an annual membership.

Selnet Staff & Directors

The Team

Our dedicated staff ensure the strategic direction is implemented at operation level. Please click here for more about the team.

Board of Directors 

Selnet is governed by a board of volunteers drawn from member organisations, who meet regularly to manage and monitor its development and progress.

Please click here for a list of our board of directors.


A Message from the Chair
Graham Jones

Lancashire has one of the most vibrant and diverse social enterprise sectors in the country featuring a rich mix of well-established social firms and newly-created companies. They all offer a professional service and ultimately work for the social good.

Selnet, the Social Enterprise Lancashire Network, is the recognised voice of the county’s social enterprises and delivers major support programmes for the sector.

For an informal discussion about Lancashire’s social enterprise scene and how to engage with its members, please feel free to contact the Selnet team who will be able to assist further.