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WEBINAR - Social Enterprise, Local Government & Community

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This webinar will look at the growth of social enterprise in local communities to achieve economic and social benefit. How can local authorities enable social enterprise whilst at the same time ensuring that there is a consistency of service delivery and quality?

Geoff Kirkman will present this webinar and discuss the role of the local authority in enabling social enterprise and developing support networks. Geoff currently works as an Enterprise Coach and is one of the appointed Governments business “Start Up” Champions having increased business birth rates and social enterprise capacity in the North West. He also assists local Social Enterprises capacity to build their organisations through business planning and fitness for purpose

In the past couple of years, a substantial number of social enterprises have taken on previously council-run services in a way that meets both social and economic requirements. These range from regeneration and economic development through to improved public service delivery and transformation.

Social Enterprise UK says that 15% of all social enterprises started up in the past two years and almost 40% work primarily with the public sector.

Many local authorities are now attempting to speed up the benefits that social enterprise can offer by forming council-backed support networks. There is a growing understanding that supporting social enterprise is a good way to engage and help both the local economy and local people.

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