What Makes Us Different?

Well North Enterprises is a social business which works alongside our clients and local communities to help uncover innovative, comprehensive and effective solutions to everyday problems, and drive change from the ground up. Our goal is to dig deep into the everyday lives of communities to find out what’s important to them and establish a culture of innovation, collaboration and disruption to help deliver transformative change.

We work with our clients to unlock potential. We work to turn problems into opportunities, public sector programmes into entrepreneurial business ventures and to bring transformative, sustainable change to local communities.

Our mission is to find the areas that need a hand the most, and inject a mixture of positivity, resilience, disruption and creativity to transform neighbourhoods into dynamic communities where local people can live, learn, play, work, thrive and be happy.

Challenging thinking

We don’t accept mediocrity. We challenge and disrupt. We see things differently and challenge the norm.

Our work is about getting results – and one thing our years in this business have taught us is that to get results, sometimes you have to challenge the status quo. How you tackle your problems is informed by how you view the world around you – if you view the world as one that can’t be changed, we like to ask why. We build a working environment that encourages a different, positive worldview, that fosters innovative thinking and that disrupts accepted ways of working.

Uncompromising positivity

We keep an open mind and bring positivity to every situation.

We believe in the transformative possibilities of positivity, kindness and confidence. Recognising potential means to view problems as opportunities and keeping an open mind to people, places and ideas, whatever they might be and wherever they might come from. The result is stronger relationships, higher ambitions and a better environment for everybody.

People and place

People make places, and places make people. We love unlocking potential to drive change in both. We see people, not numbers.

We don’t work for the sake of producing spreadsheets and reports riddled with statistics, jargon and theoretical conclusions. When you throw out the bureaucracy and get out of the boardrooms, you can really confront the challenges that people and places are dealing with. Our success comes from putting the people that make up communities, not numbers, at the heart of our work.

Relentless persistence

Big challenges don’t get solved easily. We fight for the causes important to us and important to you. Whatever it takes.

Put simply, we will never be satisfied until the job is done. The big challenges never have easy solutions, so we put the hours in from day one until we’re certain we can leave our clients knowing they’re in a stronger position and have the tools in place to help themselves and keep improving.


We flip things on their head and see things that others don’t. By injecting creativity to our work, we unlock possibilities.

We have a habit of getting the best out of people, places and situations. In tackling a problem, you have to be prepared to see it from all angles and uncover the opportunities within it that others wouldn’t see. By encouraging our clients to be creative, bold and take risks, we’re showing them how to unlock possibilities and introduce the changes that make the lives of local people better.