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New Head of Events & Admin joins the team

We have recently expanded our staff team and recruited a new Head of Events & Admin.

Catherine Burns joins the Social Enterprise NI team with an extensive amount of experience in comms, events, marketing and business development.

Catherine has a wealth of experience in business management, administration, comms and event planning across several industries, including retail, creative, and fitness. She holds a BA Hons in Fashion & Textile Design from the University of Ulster and has extensive experience working with the public, community groups and local government. Having developed and managed her own fitness business (Catherine B Fitness) over the past 8 years, she is also currently co-founder of Peak Adventures hiking group.

As an avid sportswoman, Catherine is a fully qualified fitness instructor, mountain guide, and has competed internationally in roller derby. Catherine is an excellent communicator and is highly skilled in strategic planning, business management and administration.

Welcoming Catherine to the team, Colin Jess, Chief Executive of Social Enterprise NI, said:

“We are delighted that Catherine has joined the team. She brings a vast amount of knowledge and experience to the role and will enable the organisation to take forward many new initiatives which will be to the benefit of our members and the wider sector. In a short space of time Catherine has grasped the vision and purpose of the organisation and we are looking forward to the next phase of growth of Social Enterprise NI from having Catherine on board.”

This appointment reflects the aspirations of SENI to grow and develop the sector and the commitment of the Social Enterprise NI Board in this regard.

Welcome to the team Catherine! You can contact Catherine via email

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