About SEYH


Social Enterprise Yorkshire and the Humber (SEYH) represents, promotes and connects social enterprise in the region.

SEYH Ltd is a not-for-private-profit company limited by guarantee. Our members are social enterprises within the region. The Board of Directors is elected by the members at each AGM.

SEYH exists to:

  • Develop a Regional Network of social enterprises
  • Provide a single information portal for social enterprise
  • Represent the sector
  • Lobby on behalf of the sector
  • Undertake research on the needs and nature of the sector
  • Help create new markets for social enterprise
  • Raise public and institutional understanding of social enterprise
  • Support the development of Social Enterprises
  • Mainstream social enterprise within society


Our Board

Kathryn Sowerby - Chair

Sophie Michelena - Locality

Alistair Ponton - Viewpoint CIC

Pete McGurn - Goodwin Development Trust

Robert Fairbairn - Social Firms England

Alison Haskins - Nova

John Allison-Walsh - Newlands


Our Staff

General Manager: Ali Ward ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Contactable at


Beeston Road


LS11 8ND

Telephone 0113 387 6304


 Governing Documents

Memorandum and Articles of Association (PDF)



For information about becoming a member of SEYH please click here.