The Social Enterprise Mindset – a recent speech

The Social Enterprise Mindset – a recent speech

Speech at Somerset VCSE Conference June 2019 This morning I’m going to speak about social enterprise and in particular why I believe this is really vital work.  Because I believe that social enterprise has the potential to address the big issues that...
Post Brexit we need a stronger social enterprise sector

Post Brexit we need a stronger social enterprise sector

I still can’t predict what will happen with Brexit (can anyone?) but it’s already clear that the UK economy is in for a rough ride.  I live and work in an area of South Wales that largely voted to leave.  There are many reasons for that but what is...
Can social enterprise plug a fundraising gap

Can social enterprise plug a fundraising gap

“Top 100 charities see longest fall in voluntary income for 20 years” was the headline in Charity Times in January. Charity Finance Magazine’s 100 Index identifies that for three successive quarters, the overall voluntary income of the largest organisations in...
Charities and social enterprises – new consultation

Charities and social enterprises – new consultation

Charities have to work harder than ever to raise funds.  Public sector austerity has taken its toll on the ability to secure public funding for service delivery.  And for many charities it is increasingly challenging to raise donations from the public, with...
Why corporate responsibility in the charity supply chain matters

Why corporate responsibility in the charity supply chain matters

More and more businesses are waking up to the importance of corporate social responsibility (CSR). Why? Because, today’s conscious consumers want to know that the brands they buy from share their ethical conscience. In fact, 55% of global online consumers say they are...