Strapline : making the difference

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30a Binley Road
Coventry CV3 1JA
T 024 7663 3911 / F 024 7663 3299

Starting a social enterprise

If you are considering starting a social enterprise, our qualified and experienced business advisers can help.

Starting a new business can be a daunting experience. We have helped hundreds of people start and run successful social enterprises by supporting them every step of the way, working at their pace and continuing to assist them once they start trading.

We offer free and professional support with:

  • Thinking through your business idea 
  • Business planning
  • Designing legal structures and company formation
  • Finding premises and suppliers
  • Identifying and accessing finance
  • Developing business skills    
  • Business information and legal requirements
  • Peer mentoring 

For more information or to talk through your ideas please call us on     

024 7663 3911 or email

Sahil Project

“On-going support with business planning and marketing has helped keep our new enterprise on track and develop steadily. Thanks to our CDA Adviser we’re growing in confidence and heading in the right direction to safeguard our future sustainability.”

“The help we received from Coventry & Warwickshire CDA was so significant in our move to operate as a social enterprise. Their advice was totally appropriate to the ethos of our organisation and the practical hands on support gave us the confidence to complete all aspects of creating a new company.  Our CDA advisers demystified processes and procedures whilst recognising our strengths as a group and as individuals. They also continued to support us beyond the initial start-up phase, advising on financial models, HR requirements, health and safety policies, and funding streams.” 

 Vikki Holroyd, WEAVE Recycle  

Coventry and Warwickshire Co-operative Development Agency Limited. Registered in England No. 1676622 Registered Office: 30a Binley Road, Coventry, CV3 1JA