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Our Story

About Phoenix Social Enterprise

Phoenix Social Enterprise is a charity and company limited by guarantee. The organisation evolved from The Black Development Agency, established in 1991 as a Specialist Council of Voluntary Services to empower minority ethnic and other disadvantaged groups by building up their skills, ability and capacity. This work met their need for mobilisation in society as these groups had no knowledge of available funding and lacked training.


PSE continues to tackle social exclusion via projects and activities that are of particular benefit to disadvantaged groups and minority ethnic communities, with an emphasis on education, training and employment. Current projects focus on education services, youth mobility and citizenship rights, as well as providing accessible courses and training for the community. We also serve as a community hub, providing a valuable space for activities, groups and local businesses.


Our Aims

To create bespoke employment, training and learning opportunities for diverse people working in a diverse environment where people from different cultural backgrounds can thrive.




Be a local global leader in providing education, training, business development and employment opportunities for skilled and semi-skilled personnel to drive industries at home and abroad.



Helping people transform their lives through training, education, employment, experience, support and inspiration.



Creating an inclusive environment to allow individuals to feel safe and comfortable being themselves and sharing ideas. Thereby creating more opportunities for sustainable economic development for all people and abilities.


Performing all our services to a high standard. Remaining innovative and creative in our outlook and approach whilst encouraging the same qualities in our clients, stakeholders and staff.


Remaining professional and purposeful. Working diligently towards shared strategic goals and manage our resources. We are always looking forward in our engaging with the wider social and economic environment.


Upholding our values in all of our planning, decision-making, services and learning. Consistently displaying integrity in our actions and relationships with others. We aim to be fair, open, honest and accountable to the communities we serve and to treat all with respect. 

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