The Deloitte Social Innovation Pioneers programme supports socially innovative businesses, providing them with a package of support to help them grow to scale and become investment-ready. In total we are investing over £1m a year in this ground breaking programme which utilises the skills and capabilities of our people to support social business.
We are currently working with 12 social businesses across a range of sectors, industries and regions, and the first two Pioneer cohorts have moved onto an Alumni programme.
At the end of year one we commissioned our programme partners, Social Enterprise UK (SEUK), to conduct an independent impact analysis. Pioneers have reported an average growth in turnover of 45% and 83% have increased employment within their organisations, equating to 80 full-time and 41 part-time roles.
“The process we learnt during the Pioneers Programme has given us a powerful resource to identify and assess new business opportunities in the future and will be a lasting legacy of our time with Deloitte.”- Charlie Dorman, Director, Connection Crew
To find out more about the programme and hear about the impact it has had on the Pioneers, please watch the films below: