Kate Welch OBE DLCEO of Social Enterprise Acumen CIC

    Kate Welch OBE DL FRSA, CEO of Social Enterprise Acumen CIC uses her experience of founding and growing social enterprises to support social entrepreneurs and organisations to develop sustainable social enterprises. She gained the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion in 2016 and continues to support over 300 social entrepreneurs and social enterprises every year.

    In 2017 she co-founded a new charitable company, Acumen Community Buildings which is developing The Old Rectory in Houghton-le-Spring as a centre for social enterprises. It is a Grade 2* listed building in a beautiful park which hosts established social enterprises and a co-working space for new social entrepreneurs.

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