SES is managed by two people – Mark Saddington and Kevin Marquis. Kevin looks after operations and development, day-to-day management, staff management and appraisal, and finances. Mark looks after operations and strategy – broader strategic direction and exploitation of funding opportunities, external relations and networks. Mark also leads on a number of specific projects and themes.

We have a small team of experienced social enterprise development managers, and other business advisors experienced in supporting traditional small businesses. In addition, there are staff handling finance, and their roles may extend to include training others in finance matters.

We can also call on approved associates – mainly from the Cooperative Group and the North East Co-op.