What’s on the mind of Social Enterprise Leaders? Four challenges for the decade ahead
The social enterprise sector continues to grow and evolve. A 2013 report by Social Enterprise UK highlights there are now over 70,000 social enterprises contributing around £24m to the UK economy. This research piece discusses four areas that present particular challenges for leaders of social enterprises.
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'Breaking New Ground’ is an independent evaluation carried out by SEUK of the first year of the Deloitte Social Innovation Pioneers programme.
The total support provided by Deloitte in year one of Social Innovation Pioneers represents an inward investment of an estimated £1m, and the programme has engaged more than 1000 staff in different parts of its delivery; in total, we have contributed over 4,000 hours of volunteered time and completed more than 30 pro bono work projects.
“The most valuable long term aspect has been the effort all Deloitte employees we have worked with have placed on teaching our staff team useful skills...This has been invaluable.”
Sara Fernandez, COO, Student Hubs
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“The assistance received from our team has got us into a position where growth is now a reality rather than a hope.”
Andy Simon, CEO, Capital Conflict Management
“Brand awareness and association with Deloitte will continue
to be beneficial. The forecasting and financial modelling we
have worked on together will have lasting impact.”
Matthew Linnecar, Founder/Director, Gnewt Cargo
“In terms of innovation and proof of concept in catering, our
supply chain work through the Pioneers has been dramatic. And
the consulting work has been of great strategic importance.”
Mick May, CEO, Blue Sky