Enactus (formerly SIFE) is an international social enterprise society, using enterprising projects to benefit communities both locally and globally.

If you're passionate about social change and keen to make a difference, these are the people for you.

Congratulations to the amazing Sheffield Enactus Team who took home the 1st place trophy at the Enactus Nationals this year (2013-14). They are now busy preparing for the World Cup, which will take place in Beijing, China.


The members of Enactus Sheffield are regulars in the Enterprise Zone. On an average day you’re pretty sure to find at least one or two of them knocking around, whether they’re frenziedly preparing for Nationals, meeting clients and interested students, or generally working on what they do best  – changing the world through enterprise.

Enactus is described as a ‘community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better more sustainable world,’ and this is easy to see in the awesome work Enactus Sheffield does both locally and around the globe.

In the Sheffield area, the team has run projects ranging from a jam-making venture designed to support and rehabilitate the homeless, to a scheme that empowers through jewellery-making. On an international level, they’ve developed an enterprise in Bolivia, training locals to make thermal blankets from crisp packets, and in Nigeria created a shea butter business to provide employment to trafficked women.

Their work has seen them rank highly in yearly National Competitions and nab a series of awards; in fact, our trophy cabinet in the Zone is overflowing with their achievements. Just look take a look at the video above to see why and to learn more about their work, values and projects – there’s nothing quite like the power of poetry.


  • Current Enactus Presentation Team 2013-14

    Caroline Turner
    Managing Director
    2nd year, Accounting and Financial Management, Management School

    Jonny Morris
    1st year, Mechanical Engineering

    Rob Ryan
    Project Director, Hope Cosmetics
    3rd year, English Language and Linguistics, School of English

    James Kirk
    Project Director, Homemade
    2nd year, Accountancy and Financial Management, Management School

    Emily Burgess
    3rd year, Business Management, Management School

    Anusha Mathew
    3rd year, Social Policy and Sociology, Sociological Studies

    Jo Wyld
    3rd year, Geography

    Kirsty MacDiarmid
    HR Director
    Business Management, Management School

  • University Advisory Board

    Dr Jon Burchell
    Lecturer, Management School

    Liz Taylor
    Enterprise Officer, University of Sheffield Enterprise

    Sara Pates
    Businesss Manager, University of Sheffield Enterprise

    Professor Pete Marsh
    Professor Emeritus, Sociological Studies