Social Enterprise

‘Inspire Change’ – working with social enterprises and co-operatives

Olmec can meet the need of any social enterprise and has supported over 400 BME-led social enterprises in London and further afield.

Inspire ChangeWe help test-drive initial ideas for start-ups and provide targeted business support for established enterprises ready to grow.

Whether it’s legal structures, human resources, market research, business modelling or succession, we can help you develop a solution. Our portfolio of services is shown below.

Step Change

Step Change
Our bespoke consultancy service responds to the needs of clients providing a bespoke package of support to meet the needs of a social enterprise. We work with you to identify key development issues and tailor solutions accordingly.

First StepsFirst Steps
A 12 week business planning programme which supports participants with social entrepreneurial ideas to systematically map the business planning process.Suitable for organisations such as housing associations, regeneration bodies or charities who want an “off the shelf” programme adaptable to the needs of their beneficiaries.
Step Ahead

Step Ahead
A network supporting over 300 BME led social enterprises.Has also delivered a 3-year London-wide business support programme for BME-led social enterprises. Participants benefited from one-to-one business support, access to training, networking events and business breakfasts.  Sign up for our newsletter for updates.



Cooperative Diversity Action

Co-operative Diversity Action promotes ethnic diversity within the co-operative sector. It focuses on developing business opportunities for minority-led co-operatives and increasing active co-operative membership take-up in BME communities.